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    Re: Ebbco - Antares sextant
    From: Hewitt Schlereth
    Date: 2009 Nov 13, 10:05 -0400

    Last year I tried to find the manufacturer - East Berks Boat Company -
    and, even with an assist from George Huxtable who lives in England,
    was unable to do so. On the net I found an address and wrote to them,
    but the letter came back - "Addressee unknown."
    I used the EBBCO at sea for three years -1972 through1975. Then I
    bought a metal sextant. I really liked the EBBCO. It was cheap, it was
    rugged and it did the job.
    The only problem I had with it was that the shades went opaque after
    many years in storage, but I was able to find one last year on eBay
    which had good shades and now have a serviceable one.  Also, the one
    from eBay gave me an additional Allen wrench for adjusting the
    mirrors. Other spare parts, too.
    I haven't seen one recently on eBay, but I haven't been actively looking either.
    On 11/13/09, NavList@fer3.com  wrote:
    >  Dear Sirs,
    >  have seen that Ebbco sextant now is Antares sextant, but Plastimo does not have it anymore.
    >  Could anybody please advise who is manufacturing this sextant at the moment?
    >  Best regards,
    >  eva
    >  ----------------------------------------------------
    >  [Sent from archive by: eva.karkkainen-AT-luukku.com]
    >  >
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