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From: Jackson McDonald
Date: 2017 Mar 11, 15:33 +0000
Please see attached photo of the Plath Yachtsman sextant that Greg Rudzinski and I tested at Port Canaveral, Florida, earlier this week.
In Bill Morris's excellent blog post (https://sextantbook.com/category/c-plath-sextants/) as well as in other photos I've seen, the Plath Yachtsman is blue.
Mine is orange. Any idea why? My guess is that it was painted orange for use as emergency gear, but that's just a guess.
Also, maybe Bill Morris can tell me whether the lens is glass or plastic. The coating has blistered on my scope's lens. I don't want to use a solvent to remove the coating if the lens is plastic. Any advice?
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 23:43
Subject: [NavList] Re: C.Plath Yachtsman Sextant
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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