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    Re: Most commonly used/preferred sextant among NavList members
    From: Francis Upchurch
    Date: 2015 Feb 2, 12:14 -0800

    Thanks Frank,

    For your information,my  main sextant is a 10 year old Astra 111B which I have found excellent, even for lunars. I have used a friends beautiful Zeis Frieberger which at the time cost 4 times the Astra, and I can't tell the difference in terms of performance. So you pays your money and take your choice. My old plastic Davis 3 cost about £20 back then and is great for back-up and perfect for local pilotage using horizontal angles to get very accurate fix. (See David Burch on this).

    Home made 18th century  octants are also great! I haven't made a backstaff yet, but maybe one day!

    Best wishes

    Francis

       
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