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: Bubble sextants on e-bay
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2007 Jan 01, 11:12 -0800

    Dear Robert,
    Thank you very much for a lot of useful info.
    
    > If you are looking for a bubble sextant, there are only two that I would
    > recommend without hesitation and in this order:
    >
    > British MK IX A
    
    Do you have any experience with AN 5851-1 (a.k.a. A14) recommended
    by others? And its development A15 with variable-time averager?
    
    >  You should purchase it from a reputable
    > dealer who knows sextants and who has hopefully overhauled the unit you
    > intend to purchase.
    
    I have not seen an e-bay dealer yet who sold an air sextant without a
    disclaimer
    that he does not know how to use it. My experience with e-bay so far
    confirms
    your example with 10 coins falling heads.
    Of the 8 items I bought on e-bay so far, except books, 3 had hidden
    defects and 3 were
    badly damaged in the process of delivery (and I was never able to
    collect any insurance).
    
    > As for where to find them, there are several dealers out there. Two come to
    > mind: our own Ken Gebhart  and Robert E. White &Sons of Boston
    > Massachusetts.
    
    Robert White's web page does not seem to mention any air sextants.
    And I did not know that Ken sells any used equipment that is not
    listed in Celestaire catalog.
    Ken, how to find out what antique items you have for sale?
    
    Alex.
    
    
    --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~
    To post to this group, send email to NavList@fer3.com
    To unsubscribe, send email to NavList-unsubscribe@fer3.com
    -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---
    
    

       
    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