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    Re: Sextants
    From: Russell Sher
    Date: 1999 Jul 27, 7:51 AM

    Hi Barry - no doubt you'll get as many different opinions as answers,
    but here goes with my advice: Buying a sextant can be expensive. You can
    learn as much with your Davis as with an Astra. Perhaps later you can
    look at buying one. I have had an interest in celestial for about 18
    years - but I have to admit that while it's fascinating stuff - it will
    be backup rather than my primary form of nav. if I am cruising. Don't
    let that stop you learning it though - it is very rewarding. I would
    just suggest that you find out a bit more before you take the
    (expensive) plunge.
    I haven't used a celesticomp - but if you can afford it - perhaps not a
    bad idea as long as you don't use it in lieu of learning with the sight
    reduction tables. Can it be used as an almanac? Of course the idea is to
    be independent of electronics though.
    Happy learning
    Russell
    
            -----Original Message-----
            From    Barry Colman [SMTP:delta611@EARTHLINK.NET]
            Sent:   Tuesday, July 27, 1999 3:31 PM
            To:     NAVIGATION-L@LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
            Subject:        Sextants
    
                    Im a beginning Celestial Navigator and am seeking some
    

       
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