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    Re: 6x telescope does not fit AstraIIIb snuggly
    From: Jim Thompson
    Date: 2004 Apr 17, 16:09 -0300

    Yes: Cassens & Plath.  I realized that just after hitting the send button.
    Thanks Joel.
    
    Jim Thompson
    jim2{at}jimthompson.net
    www.jimthompson.net
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    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Navigation Mailing List
    > [mailto:NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM]On Behalf Of Joel Jacobs
    > Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2004 8:17 AM
    > To: NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    > Subject: Re: 6x telescope does not fit AstraIIIb snuggly
    >
    > The 6 x 30 scope you received should have been marked Cassens & Plath, not
    > Weems & Plath. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
    >
    > The knob you refer to has a screw on its end which secures it to
    > the shaft.
    > Take the knob off and add one or more small washers to make up the
    > difference. Re-install the knob.
    >
    > That should work, until KG returns with a better answer.
    >
    > Joel Jacobs
    >
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "Jim Thompson" 
    > To: 
    > Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2004 4:36 AM
    > Subject: 6x telescope does not fit AstraIIIb snuggly
    >
    > > I ordered a 6x telescope for my AstraIIIb sextant.  Celestaire sent a
    > Weems
    > > & Cassens scope.  The hold-down knob on the bolt that secures the
    > telescope
    > > to the sextant frame does not screw down all the way to grip
    > the telescope
    > > securely, so it is quite loose.  The tab that the hold-down knob pinches
    > is
    > > 1/16" thinner on the 6x telescope than on the standard 3.5x
    > telescope that
    > > came with the AstraIIIb, and the bolt for the hold-down knob is not
    > threaded
    > > far enough.  The expert at Celestaire who can resolve this is
    > away.  Does
    > > anyone have any insight to this problem? Maybe I could just build up the
    > > empty space with a couple of stainless washers?  Thanks.
    > >
    > > Jim Thompson
    > > jim2{at}jimthompson.net
    > > www.jimthompson.net
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