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    Re: Suitable Sextants
    From: Gennaro Sammarco
    Date: 2005 Oct 11, 16:32 +0200

    Hi, I would be very pleased to see how to build and to use one.
    Gennaro Sammarco
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Alexandre E Eremenko" 
    Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2005 4:32 AM
    Subject: Re: Suitable Sextants
    > In my previous message on the subject I did not address
    > the cost-effectiveness.
    > And the questions of "effectiveness" at all.
    > (Because I think that all this sextant business is not about
    > effectiveness. A GPS and a battery-powered spare GPS is by far the
    > most reliable and most effecdtive tool of navigation.
    > Or, if you are preparing to the doomsday, have TWO SEPARATE AA-battery
    > powered GPS, each at $140 at K-mart).
    > From the effectiveness point of view,
    > Bris sextant is really a revolutionary invention.
    > 1. You can make it yourself at almost no cost and without any handiwork
    >    skills.
    > 2. I bought THE last one sold by Cassens-Plath.
    >    But I can give you detailed instruction how to make
    >    one yourself.
    > 3. It fits to your T-shirt pocket.
    > 4. Never needs adjustment or repair. You can drop it on the floor.
    >    (the only concern is not to loose it, it is so small)
    > 5. I believe it permits you to determine your position within 5-10 miles
    >    in the good weather conditions. Which should be enough for
    >    a landfall in an ocean crossing or even in  finding most islands.
    > 6. I am ready to publish detailed instructions how to make one and
    >    how to use one, if there is any interest.
    > Alex.
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