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    Re: C.Plath Yachtsman Sextant
    From: Stephen N.G. Davies
    Date: 2017 Mar 11, 12:09 +0800
    This is an elegant beast. I’d be interested in seeing anyone’s comments on it in use in comparison to the 1970s Zeiss Freiberger 7/8 size Yacht Sextant. I own one of the latter (bought it c.1975) and used it for years until I acquired a Tamaya in 1987. The blog doesn’t seem to identify a design and production date bracket - anyone know?
    Stephen D

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    On 11 Mar 2017, at 1:23 AM, Greg Rudzinski <NoReply_Rudzinski@fer3.com> wrote:

    A few days ago Jackson McDonald and I were able to put a C.Plath Yachtsman to the test by observing the upper limb of the Moon from a pier near Port Canaveral. This version of Plath sextant is uniquely simple and compact with little compromising of precision. Bill Morris has a fantastic blog post on this model for anyone who has one of these or interested in getting one.


    Lat. 28° 24.5, N  Lon. 80° 35.2' W    HE 20 ft.   IC 0.0'

    3/7/2017  UT 20:56:24  

    Hs  25°  00.2'   Moon upper limb

    Greg Rudzinski

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