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    Re: sextant use
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2002 Jun 13, 08:58 -0500

    There are probably lots of sextants on boats that may or may not be
    used according to inclination. Plenty of people are able to use them
    well enough to find a target the size of Bermuda, say,  but don't make
    a point (or hobby) of it.
    
    That is certainly my case.
    
    Just keeping up with a 21-year-old boat takes a lot of time. I may get
    to try lunars sometime, but it is just one of many things waiting.
    
    Also, the odd-year Marion-Bermuda race has a division for boats
    eschewing electronic navigation. A friend usually goes as navigator on
    one of these, although she doesn't use the sextant in other parts of
    her life. Of course she must bring her own sextant.
    
    .On Wed, 12 Jun 2002 23:41:50 -0700, Dan Allen wrote:
    
    >Approximately 190 people have posted to the group in the past few
    >years.  I don't know how many other people have read the group
    >without ever posting.
    >
    >Our numbers are very small indeed.
    >
    
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                                             J36 Gjo/a
    
    "Religious wisdom is to wisdom as military music is to music."
    
    
    
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                                             J36 Gjo/a
    
    "Religious wisdom is to wisdom as military music is to music."
    
    
    

       
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