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    Re: Plastic vs Metal Sextants
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 1999 Aug 27, 5:52 PM

    Rodney Myrvaagnes said-
    >However, I found the Ebbco very unpleasant to use, because
    >it was easy to get sunlight in my eye around the filters,
    >scattered from something. I also noticed that sunlight
    >caused the index error to drift for about 30 minutes after
    >taking it out of the box.
    My response is-
    Rodney is correct. On the newer instruments, the shades have frames that
    are slightly bigger, but even so, sunlight can peep around them, especially
    if they have not been exactly aligned. It's still a weakness. I've been
    planning to glue on an additional light-stop to surround the light path and
    block out extraneous light, but somehow haven't yet got round to doing it.
    As for the index error drift, I would not disagree, but if a user adopts a
    policy of rechecking index error, as I described, it doesn't prevent
    accurate measurement.
    Gene Wunderlin asked-
    >I will call East Berks Boat Co., Ltd., next week and request a
    >brochure. Do you know if they have an email address or a website?
    I asked them that question about six months ago, and they didn't. Just not
    that sort of outfit, I reckon.
    George Huxtable
    George Huxtable, 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    Tel, or fax, to 01865 820222 or (int.) +44 1865 820222.

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