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Determining the Ship’s Position Using Sextant Angles, Continued Procedure for Use  the  following  steps  when  you  are  plotting  a  position  using Plotting the Fix horizontal  sextant  angles.  Figure  8-24  shows  how  the  protractor  is positioned  to  plot  the  horizontal  sextant  angles. Step Action 1. Place  the  three-arm  protractor  on  the  chart. 2. Position  the  center  (fixed)  index  line  so  that  it  passes  through the  center  object. 3. Move  the  protractor  slowly  across  the  chart  until  all  three  arms are  aligned  with  the  three  objects. 4. Mark  the  ship’s  position  on  the  chart  by  inserting  a  pencil point  in  the  center  of  the  protractor  (pivot  point). 5. Check  to  see  that  the  fix  is  not  a  swinger  or  revolver. Figure  8-24.  Aligning  the  three-am  protactor. 8-38

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