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    Re: Ebbco plastic sextant. was; Re: Using star-star distances
    From: Hewitt Schlereth
    Date: 2008 Sep 25, 10:17 -0400

    Thank you, George, for your help with this project. It's not of any
    great urgency, though, as I have a workable Ebbco. If I ever do go
    back to sea, I'll more than likely add a metal one before tossing off
    the dock lines. :-)
    Incidentally, the two Ebbco sextants on eBay UK are the older model -
    the indicators are they are made of gray rather than black plastic and
    there are two index shades rather than three.
    Thanx again,  Hewitt
    On 9/24/08, George Huxtable  wrote:
    >  I've come across a bit more information on the Ebbco sextant, from UK
    >  sources.
    >  As the Plastimo Antares, it's offered at
    >  www.caleymarineonline.co.uk , at a cost of  �102.07 before tax, which is a
    >  bit less than US$200.
    >  However, what looks like exactly the same thing, and is still named as an
    >  "Ebbco sextant" (no mention of Plastimo) is at-
    >  sailgb.com , priced at only �68 before tax or they quote $122.40. Does this
    >  mean, perhaps, that Ebbco still exists and is producing sextants? Or is this
    >  old stock that's being sold off? Who knows? I'll try to discover more.
    >  George.
    >  contact George Huxtable, now at george@hux.me.uk
    >  (switched from george@huxtable.u-net.com)
    >  or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    >  or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    >  >
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