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    Re: Simex Mariner Polarized Shades...How Well Do They Work/10X Inverting Scope
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2009 Jan 12, 18:15 -0800

    I agree with Mike. The polarized shades are effective (I have a sextant 
    similar to the Simex) and, as he said, they let you "dial in" a precise 
    amount of shading. They do have a limited overall range, and this can 
    occasionally be a minor nuisance. As for star sights, unless I am mistaken, 
    the polarizers on the Simex can be rotated out of the optical path, just like 
    the shades on other sextants. The 7x35 scope is sufficient for all purposes. 
    If you buy a sextant on ebay with extra scopes that you really don't need, 
    consider selling the scopes separately. They usually fetch a good price.
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