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    Re: My sextant pilgrimage.
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2014 Oct 4, 01:15 +0000

    Ken,
    I see. Sorry, I did not intend to give negative advertisement to Celestaire:-)
    Still, I argued as follows: OK, I buy a sextant for $60, if it does not work, I will 
    try to fix it. If I cannot, I will buy another one for $60, and perhaps will make one
    working sextant out of two:-)
    
    But I was lucky.
    
    Alex.
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    From: NavList@fer3.com [NavList@fer3.com] on behalf of Ken Gebhart [NoReply_Gebhart@fer3.com]
    Sent: Friday, October 03, 2014 8:51 PM
    To: eremenko@math.purdue.edu
    Subject: [NavList] Re: My sextant pilgrimage.
    
    That's just it Alex.  They are overhauled (about 8 hours work) and
    guaranteed, as explained on the website.
    
    Ken
    On Oct 3, 2014, at 5:21 PM, Alexandre Eremenko wrote:
    
    >
    > 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.
    >
    > ________________________________________
    >
    > 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---.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!
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