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    Re: Sextant Repairs
    From: Greg Rudzinski
    Date: 2016 Jul 25, 08:48 -0700


    There is the option of using a small "C" clamp as a jury rig until a better fix can be done. No need to put off sextant practice for a simple failure like this. You can also just use the sextant as is without scope for Sun, Moon, Venus, and Jupiter observations.

    Greg Rudzinski

    From: Mark Miller
    Date: 2016 Jul 24, 14:35 -0700

    Good day,

    I have a 1970's sextant (Simex Mariner- made by Tamaya) that has a broken part and I would like to see if you have a replacement.  The tightening knob post which holds the telescope ring arm to the sextant frame has sheared off.  Now I cannot mount my telescopes or even the ring.  It is a complex bit of engineering with differing threads, and set screws which prevent jury-rigging a fastener (not that I would desire to do so).  I can add an image to illustrate.  If you have such a part, please let me know and we can make a deal.

    Thank you,

    Mark Miller

    510 367-5103

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