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    Re: Replacement horizon mirror for a Kelvin Hughes sextant.
    From: Francis Upchurch
    Date: 2019 Sep 26, 09:45 +0100
    Hi David,
    Grey crinkle finish. I think the original price was about £340 ?(collectors item rather than navigation tool). I got it for £240 since it needs some repairs and should then be OK for navigation I hope.
    Best wishes
    Francis

    On Wed, 25 Sep 2019 at 23:00, David Pike <NoReply_DavidPike@fer3.com> wrote:
    Francis
    Is your KH Mates Mk 2 a black or grey crinkle finish model?  I ask because I was wondering how much they go for these days.  I know a chap locally who's looking for a metal sextant, and I know a chap, also locally, who had a late model Hughes to sell.  Last time I almost arranged a sale for him a number of years ago we were taking about £200 GBP, but I suspect that their price must have dropped in recent years, because of the availability of more modern larger mirror sextants from ship breakers in the Far East.  Incidentally, when I received my own 1940s Hughs Mates Three Circle off ebay, there was a bill inside from the 1950s for a replacement mirror from a chandlers in South Wales for nine pounds  ten shillings.  This is a guess, because my sextant is in TIKI at the moment, but next time I visit I'll take a photo. I took it plus a MkIX and a MkIXBM, because a chap from Humber Yawl Club actually asked me to show him how to use one.  We got quite a good Mer Pass with all three.  DaveP

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