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    Re: Turning Off the GPS
    From: Robert Eno
    Date: 2006 Apr 4, 19:05 -0400

    Das Boot is one of my favourite movies of all time. The Germans made some
    very fine sextants in those days too. The Germans made great advances in
    bubble and gyroscopic sextants during this period. The C.Plath bubble
    attachment (adjustable bubble) was based on a design which was incorporated
    into their SOLD aircraft sextants. The only other bubble horizon that beat
    it hands down was the RAE MKIX series; also developed during the war.
    I often wonder, if GPS, had never been invented, what astro-nav would look
    like today?
    And I see the Nav-L list is indeed alive.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Gordon Talge" 
    Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 5:10 PM
    Subject: Turning Off the GPS
    > Has anyone seen those German films of the U-Boats during World War II
    > in the North Atlantic pitching and rolling? I start getting seasick
    > just watching it. I saw one where a German Officer was taking a noon
    > sight on a sub like that. They may have been the enemy, but they
    > sure had guts. (It took guts to stand up to them too)
    > -- Gordon

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