A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Tom Sult
Date: 2019 Dec 17, 21:56 -0600
On Dec 17, 2019, at 21:33, Thomas Klausen <NoReply_Klausen@fer3.com> wrote:
Did I just waste $255, or does this have the potential to be a decent purchase?
First time poster, but I've been interested in celestial navigation for a while - got the plastic Mark 3 and toyed around with it for a while.
Our local (Redondo Beach, CA) store with old neon signs and weird memorabilia had an interesting-looking box, I opened the box, and found the attached. Seemed to be one of those use-it-or-lose-it moments, so I checked that all the bits and pieces were there and worked smoothly, everything seemed fine to my inexpert eye, and I put down the money. Battery compartment opens and appears uncorroded, haven't tested the light. The name on front is that of a local yachtsman and circumnavigator who passed a few years back.
Did I blow it, or does this have potential beyond decorative? And how do I find out - do I need to have the instrument recalibrated or serviced?
Very best regards, and thanks in advance for any and all help & advice