A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Brad Morris
Date: 2018 Sep 21, 23:47 -0400
Under the assumption that you want to keep your mirrors in Australia, you might want to try
My search criteria was "Australia services mirror resilver". Absolutely anyone who can resilver a front surface telescope mirror can resilver a back surface sextant mirror.
I'm in the US, but as I recall, I shipped mine to the UK. They are small and light, so shipping costs are really minor. If you would like to use the same folks I did, let me know, as I will have to dig out the decade plus old information.
Before you disassemble your sextant, I would strongly suggest seeing if Bill Morris covers your model. sextantbook.com
is a great starting point.
This is the first time I have had to go into resilvering or mirror replacement. New country for me and have been doing some reading. Any information would and is appreciated. A couple of my other sextants will get the mirror treatment if I make a success of this poor battered old Tamaya.
I am also interested as to how one can determine the age or year of manufacture of a Tamaya if anyone knows.
Take it easy.
Frank A; 33.52S /121.54E or thereabouts !
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