A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Frank Atkins
Date: 2020 Mar 12, 05:09 -0700
Thanks for your interesting post Michael. This one came with a large knob like grip which screws in to the normal handle so as to hold it comfortably on its side. This is also a heavy beast and the box it came in is no light weight as well. Some wheels and a handle would be a good option.:) I have managed to get some provenance on it. The owner was a hydrographer. When I manage to get such info, which is rare, a small plaque on the box with the basics looks good.
No more sextants. It was never intended to be a hobby. I taught myself basic celnav when living inland many years ago with the hopes of living on the coast and buying a boat. This did happen but by the time I managed this GPS was a fact. The two sextants I had were retired. After a time I noticed sextants of interest for sale on Ebay and such like, cheap too, as they were a bit out of favour back then. As a result I picked up a few, a wee bit of restoration as well just for the interest. The prices climbed so purchases in more recent times have been few and far between.
I am in the process of making a display cabinet as there has been some interest in having the collection displayed. I use a Davis MK15 for any actual work. Good enough for my simple requirements.
Take it easy.