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Sextant and sails

Robert Elton Berry

Sextant and sails

the story of Nathaniel Bowditch

by Robert Elton Berry

  • 157 Want to read
  • 8 Currently reading

Published by Dodd, Mead & company in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bowditch, Nathaniel, 1773-1838.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Robert Elton Berry, illustrated by John S. de Martelly.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB36.B7 B35
    The Physical Object
    Pagination6 p. l., 5-231 p.
    Number of Pages231
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6450883M
    LC Control Number43006204
    OCLC/WorldCa1634848

      The Nautical Sextant reveals in pictures, prose, and perspective the experience and knowledge gained by the author from years of acquiring, studying, and restoring sextants from earlier times and from around the world. This fascinating book Brand: Paradise Cay Publications. Tania Aebi (born October 7, ) is an American completed a solo circumnavigation of the globe in a foot sailboat between the ages of 18 making her the first American woman and the youngest person (at the time) to sail around the world. Her record was not recognized by Guinness, because she sailed through the Panama Canal, which required tion: Sailor, writer.

    Home» Marine Sextants» Davis Sextants Showing all 5 results Default sorting Sort by popularity Sort by latest Sort by price: low to high Sort by price: high to low. A sextant is a doubly reflecting navigation instrument that measures the angular distance between two visible objects. The primary use of a sextant is to measure the angle between an astronomical object and the horizon for the purposes of celestial navigation.. The estimation of this angle, the altitude, is known as sighting or shooting the object, or taking a sight.

      Since I first read Bernard Moitessier’s book we’d sail the During the weekend workshop I got to practise taking morning sun sights on the beach with the old Freiberger sextant that Author: Yachting World. - Principles of a Sextant and how they are used. - Principles of a Sextant and how they are used. Stay safe and healthy. Please wash your hands and practise social distancing. How to use a Sextant. It's good insurance to have storm sails available in your sail locker if you are going offshore, and these are.


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