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    Sextants on Ebay
    From: Doug Royer
    Date: 2004 Dec 16, 17:39 -0800

    There are some really good sextants for sale on ebay right now. 7 pages
    2 really nice Tamaya models.$750.00 for the MS-733.
    One that caught my eye was the Aldo Leupold + Sons 1944 Maritime Commission
    sextant.I wouldn't mind owning that one. If the scope's optics quality are
    anything like their rifle scope's optics quality that may be a good
    buy.Mirrors are a little small.
    Alex, here is the link to one that made me think of you.What
    kind(make,model)do you think it is?
    We just got back into San Diego yesterday after spending 3 weeks
    backpacking,horseback riding/packing from Brawley,California to
    Tucson,Arizona.Took my Astra IIIB(packed on one of the horses as I'm not
    carrying it) and my Bris along and had a blast taking sights and reducing
    them for pos and just doing general land navigation (yes we had gps units
    along). What a trip. I'll post some data from the sights when I have time to
    sit and write them next week.
    Alex,the Bris didn't do all that well in the accuracy department.Very poorly
    as a matter of fact.While useing it along the Colorado River Basin (one
    can't use it with a AH I found out.I'll explain later) we (more then 1
    person tried it so it isn't all personal error) could only get around a 5
    mile accuracy.The Astra did well in that department though.That's a
    tough,rugged piece of equipment.It had to be constantly checked before use
    though as the horses were not gentle on anything.One check it was out + 17
    min of angle from the last time we used it (about 6 hrs before). What a fun
    trip.Now I have a better understanding of what Thompson,L + C and others
    accomplished and experianced.
    Tomorrow we're scheduled to take a group of students out for STCW
    certifacation so I'll not be able to write any data untill next week

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