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    Re: Advice on Box Sextant
    From: Francis Upchurch
    Date: 2017 Mar 16, 19:03 -0000

    I have a beautiful Francis Barker circa 1970s. Works perfectly, but as most 
    others, the Vernia is difficult to read sometimes. I generally get to within 
    1-2', but I'm never confident due to the Vernia scale reading. Bill Morris 
    site has it all.
    I got mine to re-enact the Chichester Tasman flight. 
    Why he used a box, I cannot say. 
    I love mine ,but no way is it easier to use for accurate, quick  work than the full sized sextant.
    If I was doing the Tasman crazy trip (which I never would!) I would definitely 
    take a normal sextant, even on a small plane. What does Gary think?
    Best wishes
    -----Original Message-----
    From: NavList@fer3.com [mailto:NavList@fer3.com] On Behalf Of Alexandre Eremenko
    Sent: 16 March 2017 18:24
    To: francisupchurch@gmail.com
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Advice on Box Sextant
    Detailed description on Bill Morris web page indicates that this is a good small sextant.
    But I have never seen this model on e-bay. Where are you going to get it from?
    I have a small 19th century pocket Troughton and Sims, it seems to be smaller 
    than this one, and with vernier scale instead of the drum, and it gives 
    excellent results. And it really fits in a pocket.
    BTW I bought it on e-bay several years ago for a very moderate price.
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