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View Poll Results: Keeping celestial nav skills alive
Never learned, too many sight reduction books to haul around 18 8.22%
Plan to learn, on the "to do list" 80 36.53%
Learned, but no longer practice 56 25.57%
Learned, but only practice to keep the skills 50 22.83%
The hubby/wife does it 1 0.46%
Learned, practice every chance for that perfect pin wheel 14 6.39%
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Old 29-10-2012, 05:42   #316
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Re: The New and Improved Celestial Navigation Poll

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May be you should have explain to her that you where attempting that perfect pinwheel
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, that’s cool, and she could join. That should have made her hot for your sextant. The art and good use of a sextant is in its adjustment. What a missed opportunity to share it.
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Old 24-04-2015, 08:00   #317
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Re: The new and improved celestial navigation poll

When someone asks me why I practice celestial navigation I tell them to read a book called "Red Sky in Mourning" and then ask me again.

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Old 24-04-2015, 08:06   #318
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Re: The New and Improved Celestial Navigation Poll

I was standing at the end of the south breakwater pier in Muskegon, Michigan one day taking a series of sights on the sun. An elderly lady came up to me and asked what I was doing. I explained that I was using a sextant to figure out exactly where I was. She said "you damn fool, you're standing at the end of the south breakwater in Muskegon!" Then she walked away shaking her head.

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