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    Re: Proper Packing for Shipping a Sextant?
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2006 May 11, 14:55 -0500

    Greg, you wrote:
    "I'm seriously considering  bidding for a sextant that's up for auction
    on E-Bay, but I'm also concerned  about the proper way to pack one for
    shipping so it doesn't arrive damaged or  destroyed (I've read the
    horror stories on the list archives)."

    Bubble  wrap stuffed into open spaces in the sextant case --to keep things
    from rattling  around. The sextant case then wrapped in a layer of bubble wrap
    about an inch  thick. Then place the wrapped sextant case inside a larger,
    sturdy cardboard  shipping box with about three inches to spare in every
    direction. Fill those  spaces rather tightly with styrofoam shipping "peanuts". Seal up
    with good  shipping tape and you're done. Shipping should be trackable: UPS
    or FedEx Ground  or USPS with delivery confirmation.

    I've bought and sold six sextants on  ebay in the past year without incident.

    42.0N 87.7W, or 41.4N  72.1W.

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