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    Re: Bendix Navy MK V Bubble Octant
    From: Hewitt Schlereth
    Date: 2014 Dec 6, 20:10 -0800
    Agree on all counts, Greg. I liked it because I could hold it steady in two hands with my forearms braced against my chest.

    Hewitt Schlereth
    San Diego

    PS The Mark IX-A isn't exactly a paragon of pulchritude either. :-)

    On Dec 6, 2014, at 4:51 PM, Greg Rudzinski <NoReply_Rudzinski@fer3.com> wrote:

    What is the ugliest octant of them all ? I will nominate the Bendix Navy MK V bubble octant AN-5851-1. Clumsy and complicated making it very hard to love. I will endorse this instrument as a superior value because of good optics, filters, natural horizon and bubble horizon. Even John Letcher saw some virtues in the MK V for small craft blue water CN. After 5 years and thousands of observations I have grown to liking this beast. The big black box it comes in gets an F though. I use a canvas bag lined with foam for general carry.

    Greg Rudzinski



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