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    Re: Another Davis Instruments Mark 15 Question
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2003 Mar 2, 19:34 -0500

    On Mon, 3 Mar 2003 09:48:22 +1100, Peter Fogg wrote:
    >Not having personal experience of plastic sextants, having early been warned
    >away from them, but reading with interest these postings; my feeling is that
    >they have been effectively damned with faint praise ...
    You may choose to read it that way, but wrongly? A Davis, used with
    care for index error between sights, will get you on soundings wherever
    you want to go. I have a nice but heavy Kelvin-Hughes so I have no need
    of the Davis, but if I had no sextant I would buy a Davis if budget
    mattered at all.
    If you are navigating from a boat less than 50 feet long, the motion of
    the boat may well outweigh any difference in sextants.
    Except, for the esthetic pleasure of handling something nice. If I
    could have afforded it, I would have bought a C Plath classic, but not
    because it would offer me any practical use.
    What I would not buy (again) is the $50 EBBCO I learned on. That was
    exceedingly unpleasant (i.e. horrible) to use. I trust George's is a
    better model.
    Rodney Myrvaagnes   NYC                                                        
                        J36 Gjo/a
    "Curse thee, thou quadrant. No longer will I guide my earthly way by thee."  Capt. Ahab

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