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    Re: Advice on Box Sextant
    From: Sean C
    Date: 2016 Mar 30, 08:04 -0700

    Brian,

    You wrote:

    The shades can be set to cover the reflected image, both images, or neither, but this can only be done whilst sighting through the peephole.  The extra eyepiece is shaded, but it is not necessary, even for artificial horizon sun shots, as both built- in shades can cover both sight paths.

    Are you referring to the type that I purchased, or the one that appears on Bill Morris' website? If yours is similar to the one I purchased, then this is most encouraging, thank you! Also, I read on Bill's website that the slotted screw between the two square side error adjustment screws may need to be loosened in order to adjust the index error. Can you confirm whether this is the case for this model? Or Bill, if you're reading this, can you? I noticed that the index error adjustment seems to be on the side of the instrument as opposed to on the face of it. (Picture attached.) It appears to be more similar to the Stanley box sextant on Bill's website. Thanks in advance for any insights either of you can provide.

    Sincerely,

    Sean C.



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