The Sextant Handbook: Adjustment, Repair, Use and History

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9780070052192: The Sextant Handbook: Adjustment, Repair, Use and History
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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.

From the Back Cover:

"The wealth of useful material is prodigious and by the time one has reached the back cover, the sextant is an old friend. Just as important, Cdr. Bauer deals comprehensively with maintenance and service, and his advice on how to select and assess a second-hand sextant is truly worthwhile. Refreshingly, he writes in a friendly manner--almost as though he is chatting to a group of students. A thoroughly enjoyable book."--Peter Milne, Technical Editor, Yachting World Magazine (England)

"If this book is a highly detailed technical manual, the reader is hardly aware, so plentiful are the diversions into related topics. It makes great reading and virtually everyone . . . regardless of one's skill level with a sextant . . . will find new things to learn about sextants, their history, their future and their best use."--Ocean Navigator

"The sextant and Commander Bauer's handbook should be standard equipment on every seagoing vessel. It is a book that should be provided with every sextant and class in navigating."--R. J. Holt, Director, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

"One recognizes here a centennial Lecky on the sextant. There is plenty of new material presented in a manner that would make a stranger want to meet Bruce Bauer and converse with him face to face."--Paul M. Anderton, Navigation Instructor

"Cdr. Bauer's book will become a standard reference on the sextant for professional and amateur navigators around the world. I have been doing celestial navigation since 1953 and have not, until now, been able to find so much information on the sextant collected in one place."--A. W. Fowler, Ocean Racing Navigator

"Bauer has succeeded in gathering a wealth of information from a multitude of sources and brought it all together into a fascinating book for the mariner. I recommend it to those who navigate the ocean's highways."--Warren P. Davis, Colonel, USA (Ret.), Sextant Authority

"Insecurity is sitting on a boat in the middle of the ocean staring at an out-of-whack sextant and not knowing how to fix it. I know from experience. This book should be mandatory equipment on every boat that goes offshore."--Wayne Carpenter, Author, The Voyage of Kristina

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Descripción International Marine Publishing Co, United States, 1995. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 2nd Revised edition. 232 x 156 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Nº de ref. de la librería AAZ9780070052192

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Descripción International Marine Publishing Co, United States, 1995. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 2nd Revised edition. 232 x 156 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Nº de ref. de la librería AAZ9780070052192

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Descripción International Marine Publishing Co, 1995. Estado de conservación: New. 1995. 2nd Edition. Paperback. A guide to buying, adjusting, using, and repairing sextants. It includes a list of distributors, manufacturers, and dealers worldwide, a discussion of various trends, and hints, including sighting with eyeglasses and using a Rude starfinder. Num Pages: 192 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: PGG; TRLN; WGG; WSSN3. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 232 x 155 x 13. Weight in Grams: 280. . . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780070052192

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Descripción International Marine Publishing Co. Estado de conservación: New. 1995. 2nd Edition. Paperback. A guide to buying, adjusting, using, and repairing sextants. It includes a list of distributors, manufacturers, and dealers worldwide, a discussion of various trends, and hints, including sighting with eyeglasses and using a Rude starfinder. Num Pages: 192 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: PGG; TRLN; WGG; WSSN3. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 232 x 155 x 13. Weight in Grams: 280. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9780070052192

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Descripción International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 1995. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Introduction Chapter 1 A Short History Astrolabe Latitude Hook Quadrant Cross Staff Back Staff Sextant Chapter 2 Elements of the Sextant and Four Vital Adjustments Perpendicularity Frame and Index Mirror Frame and Horizon Glass Parallelism Index Mirror and Horizon Glass Telescope and Frame Adjustment Procedures Chapter 3 Attachments and Accessories Astigmatizers Double Star Prism Wide View Horizon Glass Davis Prism Level Bubble Horizon Attachment Neck Straps Visual Aids Chapter 4 Care, Maintenance, and Repair Oiling and Cleaning Immersion Bath Procedures How to Hold Where to Put Down Mounted Sextant Boxes Emergency Silvering Techniques Applying Paint Resilvering Horizon Glass Chapter 5 How to Buy a Sextant Where to Find Them Prices Five Ground Rules to Avoid Problems Taking Test Sights Interstellar Test Table Discovering the Dropped Sextant Reconditioning Costs Chapter 6 Sighting Techniques Inversion for Location Precalculating Azimuths Rocking or Swinging an Arc Sun's Upper Limb Shades for Sun, Moon, and Venus Correcting for False Horizon Rough Weather Sighting Techniques Making a Monocle Chapter 7 Correcting the Sight The Thirteen Errors Correcting for Moon, Venus, and Mars Correcting for Wave Height Chapter 8 Timing the Sight Accurately The Hack Watch Using a Tape Recorder Counting Paces and Stopwatches Attaching Stopwatch to Sextant Chapter 9 Searching for Stars The Necessity for Preplanning Finding Sunrise Using the Rude Star Finder Converting Local Time UsingH.O. Pub. No. 249 Making and Using a Wrist Board Chapter 10 Sextants of Tomorrow Is the Sextant Doomed? Coming Developments Appendixes A--Sextant Check Procedures B--Sextant Manufacturers C--Distribution and Dealers D--The Navigator's Basic Tool Kit E--Making and Using an Artificial Horizon F--Table of Interstellar Angles for Practice Sighting and Sextant Testing G--Useful Addresses Bibliography Index. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0070052190

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Descripción International Marine, 1995. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería GA9780070052192

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