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    Re: Screen captures from "All is Lost"
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2014 Jan 11, 10:39 -0800

    Brad, you wrote:
    "At least he's holding the handle!"

    Sometimes the function of a part is obvious from its shape! :)

    When he first takes the sextant out of the box, he examines it upside-down (arc up). This is actually quite common for some reason among absolute beginners. Looking at the photos, I finally noticed something that was bugging me, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it previously. He seemed "uncomfortable" looking through the sextant's scope. Now I see it. He's trying to look with his left eye, which is cumbersome with a sextant. Modern sextants are best suited to left-handed, right-eye-dominant users. I find that quite a few beginners do this, too, unless I actively tell them not to. How would you know otherwise?


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