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    Re: book - the complete on-board celestial navigator
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2003 Mar 24, 20:48 -0500

    On Mon, 24 Mar 2003 19:32:46 -0600, HGWorks - Phil Guerra wrote:
    
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    >Anybody, got recommendations on a hand-bearing compass?
    >----- Original Message -----
    
    The French Hockey Puck type is very handy. Light enough so it isn't a
    hazard to hang around your neck inside your foulies. After about 20
    years mine had the plastic prism/lens come unglued.
    
    The Autohelm flux-gate has its virtues as well. It is also light, etc,
    and stores 9 readings for recall. It must be held level to work
    correctly. As long as you are conscious of this, the flat top is easy
    to keep parallel to the horizon if you can see one.
    
    A compass in your binoculars is also useful. I have a Steiner
    Commander.
    
    I have not tried a KVH Datascope, but those who have swear by them. I
    wasn't anxious to get hooked by another expensive gizmo.
    
    HTH
    
    
    
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                                      J36 Gjo/a
    
    
    "Never stand behind a sneezing cow."  Michael Perry
    
    
    

       
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