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    Re: Sextant Repairs
    From: Joel Jacobs
    Date: 2004 Aug 1, 09:26 -0400

    Courtney,
    
    I am glad to see our well rounded navigator Jim Thompson has this one in his
    bag of tricks.
    
    This one is not as fancy as some.
    http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-7/767317/P8010002.JPG
    
    BTW, Boatswain's Mates take great pride in their rope work.
    
    Joel
    
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Courtney Thomas" 
    To: 
    Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2004 10:02 AM
    Subject: Re: SEXTANT REPAIRS
    
    
    > Requesting a lanyard picture, please.....
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Joel Jacobs wrote:
    >
    > > I haven't got the time to spend on making sextant repairs, but if anyone
    has
    > > the need for Tamaya or C. Plath parts they are welcome to check with me.
    I
    > > might be able to come up with something. Some of these parts such as a
    > > filter housing, with filters, may be drilled and tapped to fit other
    makes.
    > > The same for legs.  Unless you're a purist, $75.00 U.S. plus shipping is
    a
    > > bit steep for each filter for most of us.
    > >
    > > SEXTANT DAMAGE:  I made a very fancy "rope work" lanyard like those used
    > > with a bo'sun pipe, which I wore around my neck attached to my sextant.
    In
    > > all the years at sea on small craft where the forces can be extreme , I
    > > never had any damage. I suggest others might find this useful. I can
    send a
    > > picture of one attached to a bo'sun pipe to those interested.
    > >
    > > ATB,
    > >
    > > Joel Jacobs
    > >
    > >
    > > ----- Original Message -----
    > > From: "Robert Gainer" 
    > > To: 
    > > Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2004 6:52 PM
    > > Subject: Re: Soviet Sextants!
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >>In the time that I have been cruising, I have had to resilver the
    mirrors
    > >>once. Replace a leg on both the Freiberger and the Cassens & Plath, once
    > >>
    > > on
    > >
    > >>each. I had a friend make a mirror adjusting screw and the
    mirror-locating
    > >>pin for a Heath that I have. I just sent the horizon filter assembly
    back
    > >>
    > > to
    > >
    > >>Cassens & Plath to have a filter replaced (60 euro per glass). The only
    > >>sextant that I own that has not had some work done on it is my Brandis.
    If
    > >>you sail long enough or far enough in a small boat you will need to
    > >>
    > > replace
    > >
    > >>the light assembles or a leg on your sextant, it will happen. The price
    of
    > >>the parts is not the issue. I don't think that if the cost of the leg
    were
    > >>double it would make any difference. You only buy the part once in 30
    > >>
    > > years.
    > >
    > >>Add to this the leg only cost 25 dollars, if it were twice as much so
    > >>
    > > what.
    > >
    > >>But if you can't get the part when you need it, now that's a problem. I
    > >>would hate to throw away the Plath because the filter was not available.
    > >>Before I bought any thing like a sextant you can be sure that I would
    find
    > >>out who is going to service it and if they can they give me some
    assurance
    > >>on the availability of parts. If the sextant is damaged so much that you
    > >>need the help of a repair shop, then I think its time to shop for a
    > >>replacement. If the frame were bent, I would not have it repaired. My
    > >>
    > > office
    > >
    > >>is in need of some decorations anyway.
    > >>All the best,
    > >>Robert Gainer
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>>From: Joel Jacobs 
    > >>>Reply-To: Navigation Mailing List 
    > >>>To: NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    > >>>Subject: Re: Soviet Sextants!
    > >>>Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2004 16:58:23 -0400
    > >>>
    > >>>Courtney,
    > >>>
    > >>>Sextants that are in use, barring being dropped, shouldn't require
    much,
    > >>>
    > > if
    > >
    > >>>any service. The most that needs be done would be to replace mirrors or
    > >>>maybe fix the illumination on C. Plaths which is a weak point. You can
    > >>>always have a Plath or Tamaya mirror notched, using a grinding wheel to
    > >>>replace a SNO-T horizon mirror.
    > >>>
    > >>>Joel Jacobs
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>----- Original Message -----
    > >>>From: "Courtney Thomas" 
    > >>>To: 
    > >>>Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2004 1:19 PM
    > >>>Subject: Re: Soviet Sextants!
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>>>Joel,
    > >>>>
    > >>>>What is the situation regarding service/repair of the CHO sextants ?
    > >>>>
    > >>>>If unavailable, I'd guess the Freiberger, though real high, is at
    > >>>>
    > > least
    > >
    > >>>>available.
    > >>>>
    > >>>>Cordially,
    > >>>>
    > >>>>Courtney
    > >>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>>>Joel Jacobs wrote:
    > >>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>>>>Good call Renee,
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>The Alexey I was speaking of is at this site.
    > >>>>>
    > > www.antiques-marine.com
    > >
    > >>>>>Yuri as below, as you've read has a reputation of faithful dealing,
    > >>>>>
    > >>>but
    > >>>I
    > >>>
    > >>>>>'ve no personal experience with him.
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>Rene, the parts of the Freiberger and SNO-T are not interchangeable.
    > >>>>>
    > >>>The
    > >>>
    > >>>>>cost of Freiberger parts in this country is quite high. Check with
    > >>>>>
    > >>>Claussen
    > >>>
    > >>>>>Instruments. The owner, Wayne handles sextants personally.
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>IMO, a good clean SNO-T should sell for close to $375-$400.00 with a
    > >>>>>
    > > 4
    > >
    > >>>x
    > >>>40
    > >>>
    > >>>>>or 3.5 x 40 scope in the U.S.  They're worth less than half that
    > >>>>>
    > > with
    > >
    > >>>a
    > >>>7 x
    > >>>
    > >>>>>scope. If it has two scopes don't add much for the high powered one.
    > >>>>>
    > >>>So,
    > >>>you
    > >>>
    > >>>>>really need to know the scope situation before you can evaluate the
    > >>>>>attractiveness of a Russian sextant. And then don't forget the
    > >>>>>
    > >>>mirrors.
    > >>>
    > >>>>>Sextant mirrors are horrendously expensive.
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>BTW, Mauri had a NEW SNO-T on his site for close to $400.00 which is
    > >>>>>
    > >>>quite
    > >>>
    > >>>>>high considering the shipping. Everyone knows that in the Cyrillic
    > >>>>>
    > >>>alphabet
    > >>>
    > >>>>>that S and T are the same?
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>A good clean Freiberger should bring from $375-$450, so I personally
    > >>>>>
    > >>>don't
    > >>>
    > >>>>>see much difference between them price wise.
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>Sextants that are in use, barring being dropped, shouldn't require
    > >>>>>
    > >>>much
    > >>>if
    > >>>
    > >>>>>any service. The most that needs be done would be to replace mirrors
    > >>>>>
    > >>>or
    > >>>
    > >>>>>maybe fix the illumination on C. Plaths which is a weak point. You
    > >>>>>
    > > can
    > >
    > >>>>>always have a Plath or Tamaya mirror notched to replace a SNO-T
    > >>>>>
    > >>>horizon
    > >>>
    > >>>>>mirror.
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>Joel Jacobs
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>----- Original Message -----
    > >>>>>From: "Renee Mattie" 
    > >>>>>To: 
    > >>>>>Sent: Friday, July 30, 2004 11:57 AM
    > >>>>>Subject: Re: Soviet Sextants!
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>>From: Renee Mattie [mailto:reneemattie---.com]
    > >>>>>>Sent: Friday, July 30, 2004 9:59 AM
    > >>>>>>To: 'Navigation Mailing List'
    > >>>>>>Subject: RE: [NAV-L] Soviet Sextants!
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>Joel Jacobs said:
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>I am pasting a representative copy of one of my Russian ebay
    > >>>>>>>
    > > sextant
    > >
    > >>>>>>listings which
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>discusses the advantages of the Russian SNO-T sextant in
    > >>>>>>>
    > > particular,
    > >
    > >>>>>>>and
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>in general. If
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>the seller is "ALEXEY" and I think it is, I have dealt with him a
    > >>>>>>>couple
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>of times, and
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>he is totally trustworthy.
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>The seller gives contact information of:
    > >>>>>>Yuri Margorsky: maur{at}online.kharkiv.com
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>I don't know if he has any relation to the Alexey you speak of.
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>I have a question though:
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>Robert Gainer said:
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>Because you can buy the Freiberger for within a few dollars of the
    > >>>>>>>Soviet
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>one, what are
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>you gaining? It's easier to get parts or have the Freiberger
    > >>>>>>>
    > > serviced
    > >
    > >>>>>>>and
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>>
    > >>>>>>I would feel > more comfortable with it, if for that reason and
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>nothing
    > >>>
    > >>>>>>else.
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>I know the SNO-T is based closely on the Freiberger.  Can it not use
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>the
    > >>>
    > >>>>>>same parts?
    > >>>>>>Would it be more difficult to get parts and services for the SNO-T?
    > >>>>>>In general, the Freiberger price of a Freiberger on Ebay is at least
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>20%
    > >>>
    > >>>>>>higher than that for a SNO-T.  I am surprised to see maurnavy
    > >>>>>>
    > > selling
    > >
    > >>>one
    > >>>
    > >>>>>>for LESS than the SNO-T.  The pictured Freibuger looks perfect
    > >>>>>>
    > > (though
    > >
    > >>>>>there
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>>>are no closeups of any of the parts).  The only visible difference
    > >>>>>>
    > > is
    > >
    > >>>that
    > >>>
    > >>>>>>it has only one scope.
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>Renee
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>>>--
    > >>>>s/v Mutiny
    > >>>>Rhodes Bounty II
    > >>>>lying Oriental, NC
    > >>>>WDB5619
    > >>>>
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