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    Re: Art and Navigation
    From: Francis Upchurch
    Date: 2015 Mar 25, 22:43 -0700


    Welcome fellow cel nav sufferer!

    I use an Astra B which I find as good as my friends very  expensive Freiberger. I also have a plastic Davis 111, bought years ago very cheaply, for my emergency "crash bag" on my boat. I use this quite a lot and find it works remarkably well. Great for coastal navigation, taking horizontal bearings, very easy to use. See a good book on plastic sextants by David Burch of Starpath.

    If you are really concerned re expense and like making things, then you can build a beautiful replica of a 18th century octant for virtually  nothing from plans in 2 great books

    1) Latitude Hooks and Azimuth rings by Denis Fisher

    2) The Low Tech Navigator by Tony Crowley. (claims 2' accuracy!)

    Happy shooting.



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