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    Re: Sextant Repairs
    From: Courtney Thomas
    Date: 2004 Aug 1, 09:02 -0500

    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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