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    Re: C. Plath bye bye
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2002 Apr 20, 10:09 -0700

    I too am retired.  It is good being retired, but one has more time to
    want things and less income to afford them, whereas when employed one
    has little time to want things and a better income to buy things!  It
    is a classic time vs money tradeoff...
    Having said that, I bought the last C. Plath Navistar Classic sold two
    years ago; these recent Plaths were most likely Navistar Traditional
    I believe that Cassens & Plath still make some brass sextants, and
    perhaps Tamaya, and of course the Chinese Astra IIIb is still around
    as choices for metal sextants.
    With the passing of C. Plath, it is like Mercedes Benz going out of the
    car business... a sad day indeed.
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Navigation Mailing List
    [mailto:NAVIGATION-L@LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM]On Behalf Of Brian Whatcott
    Sent: Saturday, April 20, 2002 6:48 AM
    Subject: Re: C. Plath bye bye
    At 17:31 4/19/02 -0500, Rod Myrvaagnes wrote:
    >Anybody who has lusted after a C. Plath sextant....
    >Being retired, I avoid thinking about objects of lust, but anyone who has
    >ever handled
    >one of these gorgeous instruments may feel a twinge of regret.
    >Rodney Myrvaagnes
    On a point of fact: doesn't retirement offer new vistas of opportunity to
    obsess on ones ones altars of lustful worship?
    and this being the case - is this not an attractively economical
    alternative to cashing in the annuity and making
    excessive hay while the Sun shines?
    Asked in humble recognition of both impending senility and  the increasing
    awareness of the practical difficulties of self-control.....

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