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Old 11-09-2012, 02:16   #1
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Sight Reduction Work Forms

Hi all, I'm looking around for a particular set of the above forms. I can't seem to find them in chart suppliers. I remember them as a buff covered booklet about 15" high by 10" wide. On each facing page there were four or five columns where the various values could be entered. the reverse side of each page simply had lines on for general notes and observations. I think there were about 50 or 60 pages in each booklet. The forms were intended to be used with HO 229 and 249.

Any help in sourcing these booklets that would save me from flying overseas to pick them up would be much appreciated.
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Re: sight reduction work forms

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, overtheseas.

Evidently, the “Davis” Celestial Navigation Work Forms have been discontinued.
Marine and Boating Products by Davis

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HO 229 Marine Navigation | Sight Reduction | Books/Software | Celestaire, Inc.

Davis Celestial Navigation Work Forms for use with HO 249 Vol II, and III
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Re: Sight Reduction Work Forms

I might suggest you just get out trusty Excel and design a form to suit your needs based on these designs. Then, print out a copy and take it to Kinkos for mass production.

I found my own custom design forms were easier to work with, plus I could add my own reminders and notes into the schema. When I was tired, it helped mitigate mistakes.
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Re: Sight Reduction Work Forms

Here are two plotting sheets in PDF format that you might find useful:
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File Type: pdf univ plotting sheet.pdf (25.3 KB, 187 views)
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And here is the "Step by Step Sextant Users Guide" by Andrew Evans. This is a great tutorial, and it also contains has a blank plotting sheet.
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Re: Sight Reduction Work Forms

Thanks all, Yes I found the Davis ones at various suppliers and found different ones at the USPS site and another at a UKHO site. Neither are the ones I am particularly familiar with but by combining the two as was suggested into my own format will do adequately I think. Its ten or more years since doing any celestial seriously (on a world circumnavigation in my 32 foot timber sloop Mavourneen) and now on the cusp of returning to her and two other classics in NZ. There to finish them, sail all three back to Australia and then sail one for my last (maybe!) cruise around the North Pacific loop.
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