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    Re: Coast Navigation School
    From: Mike Burkes
    Date: 2003 Jan 30, 18:20 -0800
    Hi Gordon! I have a book written by the author Capt. Svend T.Simonsen(hence the "Simex")ISBN 0-13-809970-7 entitled "Simonsen's Navigation Coastwise And Blue Water Navigation "(with about 150 pages devoted to celestial) and a Simex Mariner sextant which is essentially a certain model Tamaya. On the book cover the author appears with his Simex. It is an excellent sextant I would guess equal in quality to the Tamaya upon which it is based on. I experience good results especially in Lunar Distance. From what I have heard the Capt passed on and the school closed no other details known at this time. I would be most interested in feedback from Simex owners. Thanks much. Mike Burkes
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Gordon Talge
    Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 8:06 PM
    Subject: Coast Navigation School

    Does anyone remember back in the 70s, there was a celestial
    navigation school called "Coast Navigation" in Santa Barbara?

    They had mail order home study courses and sold their own brand
    of sextants called "Simex" or something like that.

    I remember, I wanted a "Simex Junior" that ran about $850 back
    in about 1972.

    Anyway, wonder what ever happened to them.

    --- Gordon

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