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    Re: Sextant accuracies
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2003 Mar 17, 20:06 -0500

    On Mon, 17 Mar 2003 16:39:05 -0800, Royer, Doug wrote:
    
    >They are made of clear plastic,are about 18 - 22 inches long on each arm.The
    >arms are connected to and pivoted on a protractor or rose.One finds
    >terrestrial points,lays one leg over each point and ones position is
    >somewhere around the pivot.
    >
    Yes, and the pivot is a little brass grommet, with a hole through it
    for your pencil or divider point. If the angles were both taken with
    the sextant, this is probably the tightest fix you can get. No
    hand-bearing compass shot will come close.
    
    I think you can find these in any store that sells charts and other
    piloting tools.
    
    
    
    
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                                   J36 Gjo/a
    
    Chicken hawks unite! Your children won't go anyway.
    
    
    

       
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