Sunday, September 4, 2016
The ex-meridian calculation can be performed faster by slide rule than by pocket trig calculator with equal precision for celestial navigation purposes. 5 moves of the cursor and 6 moves of the slide in less than 2 minutes of time.
Sunday, June 5, 2016
A sail tie makes for a comfortable sextant lanyard when worn Robinhood style. This frees up both hands for the sailor while keeping the sextant securely close to the vest. Loop the sail tie through the sextant handle then figure eight the ends together.