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    Re: Sextants on Ebay II
    From: Joel Jacobs
    Date: 2004 Dec 22, 13:00 +0000
    Hello Doug and Group,
    That particular Leupold was mint. It went to someone who lives close to where it was built. Many that I see are beat up. Personally, I don't like anything with small mirrors and scopes that have a limited field of view. As a matter of note, the supply of good used sextants is getting smaller, and harder to find. The demand continues strong. There is a renaissance in CELNAV that is totally unexpected by me. All the sextants pictured on our web site and in our Ebay store have been sold except for one C. Plath and of course the new ones. I will be receiving some used Tamayas and C. Plath in about four weeks.
    Some Russian retailers are now modifing mundane sextants. I would be careful before I bought any that were claimed to be Kriegsmarine or had some special history or application. When you take in the various costs of bringing a standard sextant in from Russia, they no longer are cheap. I am trying to get more of the SNO-T sextants which I personally recommend, and think are a better choice then the Freiberger. When I have them, they are priced with 2 sopes for about $375-$425 which is just about what you would pay in Russia for a good one after adding on all the soft costs...
    Sea Ya when you're out here,
    Joel Jacobs
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    -------------- Original message from "Royer, Doug" <doug.royer@REMEC.COM>: --------------

    > Hi Joel.
    > Hope all is well with you and yours in Jupiter,Fla.
    > I still didn't make it to Singer Island after I talked to you. Everything's
    > good there(repairs went well etc). I will give you a call when I finally do
    > travel there in 2005.
    > Yes,the Leupold + Stevens is a beauty. If the price listed is what it sold
    > for.....wow. That was a good deal. On all those older sextants I'll have to
    > get used to useing the smaller mirrors. I also liked the Dutch Observator
    > sextant you have/had listed. I'm starting to be attracted to sextants that
    > have unique features and think I will purchace one just to have sometime in
    > 2005. I look on Ebay(your store especially)once every month or so just to
    > see ! what is on the market.
    > To bad about that Russian sextant being pulled before you guys had a chance
    > to see it. It was a strange looking sextant.
    > I still didn't have a chance to compile(arrange)the sight data we took on
    > the trip and write it to the list. I'll try to get to that tonight at home.
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