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    Re: Simex Mariner Polarized Shades...How Well Do They Work/10X Inverting Scope
    From: Mike Burkes
    Date: 2009 Jan 12, 17:22 -0800
    Hi Todd, I have a Mariner and the polarized shades work well a nice feature in that you can literally dial, fine tune the polarization. I do not believe I have a problem with dim stars as I have shot many successful stellar Lunar Distances where dialing in Lunar dimming is advantageous.  
    As for the inverting scope I personally find no use for it as the 7x35 is quite sufficient. Hope this helps.
    Mike Burkes
    626-833-1521
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    > Subject: [NavList 7016] Simex Mariner Polarized Shades...How Well Do They Work/10X Inverting Scope
    > Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 12:27:08 -0800
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    > New to the list, but bought my first sextant at 16 (now 51)...time flies. After taking a break for too many years, I'm back to sailing and have been looking for a new sextant (last got sold for tuition money, so it's been a while).
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    > There is an unused Simex Mariner with three scopes on the 'Bay (Item Number 150320627399) and the only hesitation I have is with the polarized sun shades. Can anyone comment on how well these work as compared to conventional fixed density filters, and are there issues with the additional optical surfaces attenuating dim stars when set to zero out the polarization?
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    > Also - is there a practical use for the higher power invertingtelescopes included with some instruments (and with this Simex Mariner)...seems like the 7X35 provides enough magnification for tougher shots, and less trouble to keep on target...please educate me.
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    > FWIW, no financial interest, etc. in the auction - just curious to how well the Simex shade systems works, and why it was not adopted by Tamaya, etc.
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    > Todd
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