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    Re: Celestaire Sextant Case
    From: Robert Eno
    Date: 2006 Sep 6, 08:01 -0500

    Got 'em Bill

    Many thanks. A picture truly is worth a thousand words. Now I have some good ideas to work on.

    I was toying with the idea of screwing a section of 1" dowling to the inside of the lid but I am reluctant to drill a hole in my precious sextant case lest it compromise its water tightness. Once the hole is drilled, there is no turning back. I think it is better to steer towards modifying the foam liner in the lid.

    On that note, can anyone suggest a good glue for the type of plastic that this case is made from?  It is pretty tough to get anything to stick to this material.

    I am wondering if Ken from Celestaire has considered such modifications -- ie, having a special insert for the foam piece on the lid -- as he has a pipeline to the manufacturer. It really does make more sense to secure the sextant in the case via pressure on the frame than on the horizon mirror housing. It is possible, however, that the market for such a modification is so small that the costs would be prohibitave.
    Ken, any comments?


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Bill <billyrem42@earthlink.net>
    Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2006 2:31 am
    Subject: [NavList 1171] Re: Celestaire Sextant Case

    > > Buddy, if you are out there, do you have a photograph of your
    > set up that you
    > > would be willing to share with me?
    > Robert
    > Two photos should be finding their way to your inbox shortly.  You
    > may note
    > the foam is wrapped in duct tape.  That is because I have found
    > the foam to
    > give off a fine powder as it ages.  The solvent in the duct tape
    > adhesivewill almost certainly accelerate the foam's demise, but
    > who cares--it's a
    > <$1 fix? (Almost all adhesives, sans hide glue, have solvents. To
    > be strict,
    > hide glue has the universal solvent--water.)
    > If anyone else would like the images, please let me know.
    > Bill
    > >

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