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    C Plath Navistar Classic Manual & Adjusting tool
    From: NavList
    Date: 2009 Feb 24, 18:37 -0800

    Hi All
    
    I am new to this group, and if this request is appropriate, I would appreciate 
    some assistance from members if at all possible.
    
    I have owned a C. Plath Navistar Classic since 1985 which I regularly used on 
    sailing yachts for over 10 years and many thousands of miles. With the 
    introduction of GPS it was relegate to life at home, with the occasional trip 
    out, when friends requested demonstrations of the perceived black magic art 
    of celestial navigation.
    
    In a moment of madness, I agreed to lend it to a good friend, who recently 
    sailed across the Atlantic as crew on a tall ship, to practice his new found 
    skill after completing an ocean navigation course at night school.
    
    Unfortunately, when I received it back the original manual had had disappeared 
    and been replaced by with the standard Navistar manual, that doesn't fit in 
    the slot in the foam interior. Also the mirror screw adjusting tool had 
    disappeared. 
    
    I have to say my once good friend has made attempts to buy me an identical 
    replacement sextant in perfect condition with all the ancillary components in 
    the case. However, I would be happy just to replace the missing items.
    
    Therefore, if there is anyone who could assist me in sourcing these items I would be most grateful.
    
    Regards
    John
    
    PS I am now very mush aware of the old saying of "Don't lend your Horse, Dog, 
    Wife, Gun or Sextant to any man" as over the past few weeks I have been told 
    it, in a number of variations on the theme.
    
    PPS its good to know that there is still an enthusiastic group of people  
    keeping this traditional skill alive.
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