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    Re: Spotting scope technique, success wow!!...
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2015 Dec 22, 06:39 +0000
    Years ago the Chipmunks sang that song.

      All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)
      Everybody stops and stares at me
      These two teeth are gone as you can see
      I don't know just who to blame for this catastrophe
      But my one wish on Christmas Eve is as plain as can be
      All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth
      My two front teeth
      See my two front teeth
      Gee, if I could only have my two front teeth
      Then I could wish you, "Merry Christmas"
      It seems so long since I could say
      "Sister, Susie sitting on a thistle!"
      Gosh, oh gee, how happy I'd be, if I could only whistle
      All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth
      My two front teeth
      See my two front teeth
      Gee, if I could only have my two front teeth
      Then I could wish you, "Merry Christmas"
      It seems so long since I could say
      "Sister, Susie sitting on a thistle!"
      Gosh, oh… Full lyrics on Google Play

    gl




    From: Francis Upchurch <NoReply_Upchurch@fer3.com>
    To: garylapook---.net
    Sent: Monday, December 21, 2015 10:10 PM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Spotting scope technique, success wow!!...

    How practical is the spotting scope method  (say x20) on a small boat in a typical Cornish roly poly seaway? Anyone had experience of doing this?
    I find even the sun method difficult except in very sheltered, flat calm anchorage, when anyway, I can usually do it from the beach.
    The good news is, in 15 + years of hard seagoing use, my trusty Astra B seems to hold its IC/IE until I reach terra firma as long as I treat it like a baby and don't bang it or drop it.All I want  for christmas now (apart from my 2 front teeth, as we say in England) is a 20x spotting scope! ( years ago, I told my wife that cel nav was "back to basics, cheap and simple!).
    Enjoy and Merry Christmas all at Navlist.
    Francis


       
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