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    Re: Sextant accuracy with short distance to horizon
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2001 Jun 22, 7:17 AM

    On Fri, 22 Jun 2001 10:13:08 +0200, Steven Wepster wrote:
    >This raises another question: what is your height of eye at the top of
    >a wave? Do you have to add the wave height to your height above the
    >waterline of the vessel?
    >In my opinion, the anser to that question is 'no'. I assume that waves
    >of appoximately the same height make up the horizon.
    I agree with that. There is nothing better you can do. The
    motion of the boat will limit your accuracy anyway, at
    least on the size of yacht most of us can swing.
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                   J36 Gjoa     rodneym@attglobal.net
    Senior Editor           Electronic Products
    "Fireman saves pregnant squirrel"  -- Arizona Republic, Dec. 14, 2000

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