[QUOTE=Topsail;131775]If you have personally checked the sextant out and you’re safely back home, it is the ultimate proof of accuracy ! A professional celestial navigation instrument that I would have no hesitation to purchase.
Cassens & Plath … one of Ze Very Best ![/QUOTE]
thanks for the vote of confidence…it is a very good instrument with little tarnish on the mirrors as well but the eyepiece in the monocular scope has a slight haze to it and I am exploring what it takes to get new lens for it.
to any of you SUNY deck students there who will need a sextant for your upcoming training cruises, this is an excellent and affordable value for a top of the line sextant!
[QUOTE=Topsail;131772]Something like that ?[/QUOTE]
aren’t those just display pieces made in India and without any real practical value?
[QUOTE=Topsail;131783]There is an application for iPad, I don’t know if it is available for a smaller iPhone but it looks like it, which is called the ezAlmanac. It generates the Nautical Almanac and HO-229 data you need for celestial navigation, and displays it as you would see and use it in the published books.[/QUOTE]
a real salt of a navigator has everything in the manuals and tables already memorized and can get a perfect position with just a pointy stick!
try to cross an ocean with one of those you effing little Aikademie button pushing DPO wannabee punks! Bechya can’t even find the way to the door of your celestial nav classroom without some app to show you the way!