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    Re: Lunar Distances with Frank's sextant
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2006 Nov 6, 20:48 -0500

    Hmm,
    
    I stand corrected.  I could have sworn you mentioned having a C.
    Plath a few years ago.
    
    Fred
    
    On Nov 6, 2006, at 6:55 PM, FrankReedCT@aol.com wrote:
    
    > Fred, last week you wrote:
    > "Just to tease Frank, I would have thought he would have let you use
    > his Plath rather than an old Simex!"
    >
    > Well, I would have if I still had one.  I view ebay sextant
    > purchases as rentals. I can buy a sextant, experiment with it,
    > assess its positive and negative features, and then sell it again.
    > I'm usually only losing the cost of shipping in the transaction and
    > sometimes I make a modest profit.
    >
    > But I have one old, inexpensive sextant that I have decided to hang
    > onto since it gives excellent results most of the time for lunars.
    > It was the second least expensive metal sextant I've bought on
    > ebay. That's the one I loaned to Alex. Strictly, it's not a Simex.
    > It's branded "International Nautical", but it looks exactly like a
    > Simex. It's also nearly identical to an M.A.C. sextant. They're all
    > licensed Tamayas apparently.
    >
    > -FER
    > 42.0N 87.7W, or 41.4N 72.1W.
    > www.HistoricalAtlas.com/lunars
    >
    > >
    
    
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