Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.

NavList:

A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Message:αβγ
Message:abc
Add Images & Files
    or...
       
    Reply
    Re: Advice on Box Sextant
    From: Brian Walton
    Date: 2016 Mar 30, 10:15 -0700

    Hello, Sean C,

    Although email travels at the speed of light, it stops somewhere mid-Atlantic.  I was responding to the Bill Morris post, and had not at the time seen your latest photos.

    I am referring to the later , bigger, EBS built Small Craft Precision Sextant, still marketed in the 70s(?), described in Bill Morris' annex.

    The Barker box sextant you have, with telescope, seems a good candidate for the sextant Chichester used crossing the Tasman. Nevertheless, my comments stand.  Interestingly, your vernier is upside down, whilst the later one in right way up.  Yours would be easier to stow in a small aircraft.

    Brian Walton

       
    Reply
    Browse Files

    Drop Files

    NavList

    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    Name:
    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Email:
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.
    Email:

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Subject:
    Author:
    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site