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    Re: My sextant pilgrimage.
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2014 Oct 3, 22:09 +0000

    On my opinion, Celestaire air sextants are overpriced.
    You can get them on e-bay for much less.
    Perhaps Celestaire offers some guarantee that they are in good condition?
    
    I bought British MkIX A for $60 few years ago, and it was in good working condition when arrived.
    
    Alex.
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    From: NavList@fer3.com [NavList@fer3.com] on behalf of Carl Roberts [NoReply_Roberts@fer3.com]
    Sent: Friday, October 03, 2014 1:01 PM
    To: eremenko@math.purdue.edu
    Subject: [NavList] My sextant pilgrimage.
    
    about 50 years ago , while I was still USN igot one of those big clunky 
    aircraft sextants complete with case,spare bulbs etc. (celestaire wants 
    $600+) for $35. Mid 90's Davis 25. 2000, ASTRA IIIB, Then ASTRA 
    "PROFESSIONAL". Latest USN MOD III, MARKI, MFG 1996, with spare mirrors, and 
    i cant find a mark or flaw any where. Iwas a USN Quartermqster, when you 
    hoped the LORAN A would reach out a hundred miles or so as you threaded yoyr 
    way through the bahamas and caribean where a mile or so channel threads 
    through 12ft waters for your 20 ft DE draft. So much for the DR and soiled 
    shorts. Alll my wanderings were from Halifax to Gitmo, before it became such 
    a turist attraction. It was just a place to store a couple thousand marines 
    for gunboqt diplomacy, an watch the russian boats sail right up the bay(with 
    destroyer escort) to  GITMO City. One side trip to anchor in Montego Bay and 
    try to stay clean in the whale boat getting ashore.
    I leaarned to love navigation in the NAVY!
    
    b
    
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