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    Re: Air travel with a sextant
    From: Trevor Kenchington
    Date: 2004 Dec 9, 16:58 -0400

    Jared wrote:
    > Alex-
    >   plastic box called "all weather sextant case", $84 with foam inside>
    > Probably a Pelican case or similar. Pelican has earned their reputation the
    > hard way: Their products simply WORK. By all means, by a Pelican case [snip]
    But be warned: The SCUBA-diving fraternity have found that packing
    anything in Pelican cases and checking them in airline baggage invites
    theft at the airport. The percentage of underwater cameras packed that
    way which disappear en route is way higher than for cameras stowed in
    nondescript suitcases.
    A sextant inside a Pelican case inside a suitcase or a battered
    cardboard box might get through OK. Still, I'd take it as carry-on. If
    you can use a sextant as a weapon, you can just as easily use a computer
    and there is no question of sending all laptops in the cargo hold.
    Trevor Kenchington
    Trevor J. Kenchington PhD                         Gadus@iStar.ca
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    R.R.#1, Musquodoboit Harbour,                     Fax   (902) 889-9251
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