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    Re: A Good Sextant Buy
    From: Joel Jacobs
    Date: 2004 Mar 25, 09:56 -0500

    Robert,
    
    There is a little known adjustment screw on the trommel's backside just
    behind the
    quick release clamp that allows you to make adjustments for the symptom
    you describe. A tiny turn of that screw make a big change so be careful. It
    may have a tiny plastic cap over it.
    
    Freiberger in no way is a premier brand, but at $300 represents an
    exceptional value when some Davis sextants are selling for over $200. ;-)
    
    Joel Jacobs
    
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Robert Eno" 
    To: 
    Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 8:45 AM
    Subject: Re: A GOOD SEXTANT BUY
    
    
    > I owned a Frieberger sextant some years ago. Nice instrument but there is
    > one feature about it that I found to be a significant problem. The release
    > mechanism is constructed such that aluminium pivots on aluminium. After a
    > while, the whole mechanism bids up and then you have to take the bloody
    > thing apart to unstick it.  I paid $400.00 Cdn for mine but given a
    choice,
    > I don't think I would buy one again.
    >
    >
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "Keith Williams" 
    > To: 
    > Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 8:32 AM
    > Subject: Re: A GOOD SEXTANT BUY
    >
    >
    > > Could you comment, tho, on the other stuff he has for
    > > sale - every sextant is "calibrated" even so-called
    > > "lifeboat" sextants for 50 bucks? Difficult to know
    > > which statements to trust with such a range of goods on
    > > offer from one person..Keith Williams
    > >
    > >
    
    
    

       
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