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    Re: Sextant Repairs
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2014 Jan 14, 09:11 -0500

    Steve,
    
    > my sextant to slide from the seat onto the
    > floorboard.
    
    I suppose it was in the box. A fall from such height in the box is
    unlikely to cause a frame damage. So probably you sextant just needs
    a routine adjustment.
    
    Perpendicularity of the mirrors and index error.
    
    > Now, the first several
    > attempts at determining index error gave 2.5' on the arc as I tried to
    > imagine when the star and its image were in alignment with one another.
    
    So try to adjust perpendicularity first and then index error.
    The book of Bill Morris is an excellent guide for this.
    
    > Could you provide information for reputable sextant
    > service centers that I
    > may contact for repair, please?
    
    This depends on your location. Sending a sextant by mail may cause
    a more substantial damage.
    
    Alex.
    
    
    
    

       
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