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    Small Metal Sextants
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 1997 Jul 08, 10:32 PM

    Hi there everybody.  I'm new to this group.  I've got two sextants (an
    Astra 3b and a Davis), two GPS receivers (Garmin GPS-12XL, Garmin GPS
    40), over 20 Hewlett-Packard calculators, and a bunch of laptop
    computers that I love to use to do celestial navigation with.  I've
    written my own solar system modeling programs for the HP-75C, HP-48,
    Windows, and the Mac as a side project.  My day job is writing software,
    which I did for Apple for 10 years and now for 3 years at Microsoft.
    I'm also a book collector.  If you have any information about old
    editions of Bowditch, I'd love to get some.  (My oldest is 1943 at
    Does anyone know anything about small 3" metal sextants?  There was once
    a 3" 8.5 oz. sextant, built by Francis Barker & Son of England.  It cost
    $165 in 1977, including leather case, from Weems & Plath, Annapolis, MD.
    I've called them and they have no information about such sextants any
    longer.  I'd love to get my hands on one of these...
    I hope to sail the world in a few years, and I've always been intrigued
    with celestial navigation.
    Daniel K. Allen [N47� 28.9' W121� 47.8' == Home in North Bend, WA]
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