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    Re: Plastic sextants and prejudice. was: GPS shortcomings.
    From: Lu Abel
    Date: 2005 Jun 11, 08:21 -0700

    I agree that the Plastimo looks exactly like the EBBCO.  Given the low
    sales volume of sextants, I can't imagine that Plastimo would go off and
    copy the EBBCO.  Plastimo is a pretty savvy supplier of nautical
    supplies; I suspect they bought the molds from EBBCO.
    
    Lu Abel
    
    George Huxtable wrote:
    > Robert Gainer asked, about the Plastimo version of the Ebbco plastic sextant-
    >
    >
    >>With that information, I found this;
    >>http://plastimo.com/catalogue/article.php?listnom=Navigation%7CAntares%20se
    >>xtant&LangID=1&ref=21001&
    >>
    >>It looks like the same sextant; do you happen to know if it is the same or
    >>just a copy of the original?
    >
    >
    > ==============
    >
    > Reply from George-
    >
    > It was behind glass in a display case, so I couldn't check for details. But
    > as near as I could tell the Plastimo version was identical to the Ebbco;
    > not just a likeness of it.
    >
    >
    > ================================================================
    > contact George Huxtable by email at george---.u-net.com, by phone at
    > 01865 820222 (from outside UK, +44 1865 820222), or by mail at 1 Sandy
    > Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    > ================================================================
    >
    >
    
    
    

       
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