The Sextant Handbook

Author: Bruce Bauer
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070052192
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I know from experience. This book should be mandatory equipment on every boat that goes offshore."--Wayne Carpenter, Author, The Voyage of Kristina

Wilderness Navigation Handbook

Author: Fred Touche
Publisher: Touche Publishing
ISBN: 097325274X
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Designed for both land and water use, this comprehensive guide helps unlock the complexity of map and chart reading as it relates to navigation.

Sextants At Greenwich

Author: W.F.J. Mörzer Bruyns
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199532540
Size: 17.81 MB
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Mörzer Bruyns, 'The Navigating Instruments of the National Maritime Museum
Greenwich', 27,The Neill sextant is in the MSM, inv. no. 1955.271; a sextant in the
MWC&S is signed 'Made for the Sailors' Home Liverpool by Heath and Co Ltd.
Crayford, London S.E', inv. no. 1997.4320.122; with thanks to Laureen Sadlier,
registrar of the MWC&S. Bauer, The Sextant Handbook,125. Messerschmitt, '
Ergebnisse von Sextantenprüfungen', 42–3. Other English sextants included
examples by ...

Reeds Skipper S Handbook

Author: Malcolm Pearson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408107724
Size: 35.33 MB
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Taking a vertical sextant angle (VSA) on a lighthouse Hold the sextant vertically,
set the index to zero and view the centre of the light through the telescope.The
true image will be seen through the plain half of the horizon glass and the
reflected image in the mirror half (Fig 1). Both images should coincide. Turn the
micrometer drum so that the index bar moves along the arc away from you and
the image will separate, the reflected image moving downward.Tilt the sextant to
follow this ...

The Flight Navigator Handbook

Author: Federal Aviation Administration Federal Aviation Administration
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1628734728
Size: 61.23 MB
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Instrument Error Index error is usually the largest mechanical error in the sextant.
This erroris causedby improper alignment of the index prism with the altitude
counter. No matter how carefullya sextant is handled, it is likely to have some
index error. If the error is small, the sextant need not be readjusted; each Hs can
be corrected by the amount of the error. This means that the index error ofthe
sextant mustbeknown toobtainan accurate celestial LOP. Another mechanical
error found in ...


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Other sections cover eating ashore, anchoring, provisioning and services and a
host of practical matters ranging from sunburn to garbage. One entire chapter is
devoted to suggested itineraries complete with distances and suggested
schedules, and the bibliography lists other books as well as cruising guides. A
great book for first-timers as well as experienced Caribbean sailors. The Sextant
Handbook, by Bruce Bauer; Azimuth Press (Box 4039, Annapolis, Md. 21403);
192 pages; ...

A Handbook For Field Service Or Field Pocket Book

Author: John Henry Lefroy (sir.)
Size: 61.30 MB
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To make an observation with Eadley's sextant. Ex. To find the sun's altitude
above the sea horizon. — Hold the sextant vertically in the plane of the sun's
centre. Turn down the sun-glaBses as required. Slide the vernier along, until the
sun comes down to the horizon ; clamp it and perfect the contact by the tangent
screw, vibrating the sextant round the line of sight, to make the lower limb of the
sun touch the horizon. Bead the angle. When the artificial horizon is used, bring
the upper or ...

Cruising World

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THE SEXTANT HANDBOOK, Adjustment, Repair; Use and History fills that
information void and is the one essential manual needed by every celestial
navigator. Not a dull compendium of facts, but a working library of How-To-Do-It
features about every major aspect of the Sextant . . . Plus a fascinating history of
the sextant starting with the astrolabe and working through the latitude hook,
quadrant, cross-staff and backstafll AN IMPORTANT REFERENCE FOR EVERY

Fishermen S Handbook

Author: W. H. Perry
Publisher: Fishing News Books Limited
Size: 53.11 MB
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Use of sextant To observe a vertical angle, clamp the index at zero on the arc and
look at the object through the telescope and horizon glass. The reflected image
will appear in the horizon mirror. With the left hand unclamp the index arm. With
the right hand move the sextant downwards in such a manner that the reflected
image remains in the mirror, and until the horizon or lower object has been
reached. Release the clamp with the left hand and make the final adjustment with
the ...

Cruising World

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oL< ; The Sextant Handbook, Adjustment, Repair, Use and History by Bruce
Bauer New, authoritative how-to manual for every sextant owner, offshore
navigator student — how to make the sextant ”user friendly." The author reduces
the complicated and technical nature of the sextant to language that is clear,
concise and easily understood. 192 pages/ 6” X 9'' X 9"/Illustrated/Hardcovefl
Index Item No. 106502 $19.95 \. '' 4-.. . -.. Cruising Under Sail by Eric Hiscock A
genuine classic by ...