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    Re: Sextant Terms
    From: Geoffrey Kolbe
    Date: 2009 Sep 25, 06:53 +0100

    Nicol�s wrote [NavList 9905]
    >"Yes, we still have those prisms" was the reply, but at �747,- not
    >really a part one would just buy to complete an old instrument. Now I am
    >thinking of getting myself a separate prism (if that can be obtained for
    >less than that) and build myself the fitting that is needed to attach it
    >to the sextant frame.
    The size of the prism cutout in the box (shown on 
    your website) would presumably give you the 
    dimensions you need for the prism. I assume the 
    prism itself would fit in the cut-out and the 
    bracket to attach it to the sextant would be on top.
    I think �747 is a bit over the top. This looks 
    more like the market price for such prisms.
    So, for something closer to �100, you should be 
    able to make yourself a replacement.
    Geoffrey Kolbe
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