The Sextant Handbook

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Loran and GPS notwithstanding, there will always be a place for the sextant aboard any blue-water boat, if for no other reason than the thrill and mystery of finding one’s position on earth by gazing at the heavens. Here is the indispensable reference that should accompany the instrument aboard. Cmdr. Bruce Bauer, a professional navigator and master mariner with the U.S. Merchant Marine, has distilled years of hands-on experience into an eminently readable guide to buying, adjusting, using, and repairing sextants.

The Sextant Handbook is dedicated to the premise that electronic navigation devices, while too convenient to disregard, are too vulnerable to rely on exclusively. The book is designed to make beginner and expert alike conversant with this most beautiful and functional of the navigator’s tools. Topics include:

  • Assembly and Disassembly
  • Vital Adjustments
  • Avoiding Problems
  • Rough Weather Sightings
  • Oiling and Cleaning
  • Immersion Baths
  • Emergency Silvering
  • Finding and Buying Used Sextants
  • And Much More

You’ll also find a list of distributors, manufacturers, and dealers worldwide, a discussion of future trends, and numerous helpful hints, including sighting with eyeglasses and using a Rude starfinder. All in a thoroughly revised edition of a book acclaimed by navigation professionals.

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Additional information

Author

Bruce Bauer

Binding

Paperback

Brand

Bruce A Bauer

EAN

9780070052192

EANList

9780070052192

Edition

2

ISBN

0070052190

ItemDimensions

920, hundredths-inches, 620, hundredths-inches, 150, Hundredths Pounds, 50, hundredths-inches

Label

International Marine-Ragged Mountain Press

Languages

English, Published, English, Original Language, English, Unknown

Manufacturer

International Marine-Ragged Mountain Press

NumberOfItems

1

NumberOfPages

192

PackageDimensions

63, hundredths-inches, 913, hundredths-inches, 62, Hundredths Pounds, 614, hundredths-inches

PackageQuantity

1

ProductGroup

Book

ProductTypeName

ABIS_BOOK

PublicationDate

1995-02-22

Publisher

International Marine-Ragged Mountain Press

Studio

International Marine-Ragged Mountain Press