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    Wiki? was: Group project: how to buy a sextant
    From: Wolfgang Hasper
    Date: 2011 Apr 14, 21:17 +0200

    Group projects sound like a good idea to me.
    The Bygrave in all its varieties as well as advice on
    bying a sextant, CN by photography, are group projects
    already.
    
    Help on bying a sextant is actually a good example:
    Many have given their advice and experience, but it
    remains scattered in lots of individual emails. A
    novice seeking advice and maybe evan not familiar with
    the NavList will hardly find it unless he is digging
    in the archives for a long time.
    
    Same with our repeated discussions of similar topics.
    The members with good computer skills post links on
    all the old mails that relate to the actual issue...
    
    Would it be an idea to set up a wiki that contains all
    the information considered to be of lasting relevance?
    
    The software DokuWiki
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DokuWiki
    allows to assign editing rights to registered users
    only while offering the wiki contents on the web.
    One could use emailaddresses as usernames and posting
    codes as passwords- both are available.
    
    It would be a NavList wiki, we could freely enjoy our
    discussions on the list and finally compile and store
    the relevant outcome in the wiki. If we agree to
    disagree, we will surely find ways to accomodate both
    views ;o)
    
    Wolfgang
    
    
    Am Samstag, 9. April 2011 22:54 schrieb George B:
    > I bought a 1976 Tamaya clone off Ebay about a year
    > ago and have been very satisfied. The only problem
    > was a cloudy index mirror which had been noted by
    > the seller and which was easily replaced.
    >
    > For about a month I kept an eye on the Ebay sextant
    > market by setting up a watch list on marine sextants
    > over $100 (or maybe it was $200). The only ones that
    > looked good to me were the Japanese models. I tried
    > for one, but bid too low. Then another nice looking
    > one came along (and a NavList correspondent agreed).
    > I picked a maximum price that was a stretch and put
    > in the bid with 5 sec remaining. There was one other
    > last second bidder, but I outbid him/her by $50.
    >
    > One additional thing: I'd look for a sextant that
    > has an honest sounding description that comes from a
    > reputable Ebay seller. Then if you do get sent a
    > lemon, you can give the seller a black mark with
    > Ebay.
    >
    > Cheers,
    > George B
    >
    > p.s. I recently carried the sextant on a flight to
    > the Caribbean with no hassle from security. They
    > briefly looked inside the box on the trip down, and
    > let it go through unopened on the way home.
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