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    Re: [Fwd: Ebbco sextant]
    From: John Simmonds
    Date: 1999 Jan 24, 07:05 EST

    Actually, imho, the Davis (either model) makes a good learning instrument
    (especially teaches adjustment and the need to check prior to use) and when you
    move on to a metal instrument, makes an excellent backup
    cheers,
    John
    carl wrote:
    > I don't know about the Ebbco, but I have both a Davis Mark 3 and a Mark
    > 25.  The 25 has pretensions to being a serious sextant--for $175.  A
    > couple of years ago the cover of Ocean Navigator showed a navigator
    > taking a sight in fairly rough seas with a Mark 25.  It's not that it's
    > not accurate--just it takes a lot of fiddling with the mirrors to keep
    > it in adjustment.
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