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    Re: buying a Mark IX A bubble sextant
    From: Jean-Philippe Planas
    Date: 2010 May 15, 05:31 -0700
    Some elements of answer here.

    If you live in the US you can find replacement bulbs (Mini 323). For instance here:

    --- On Sat, 5/15/10, Christian Scheele <scheele@telkomsa.net> wrote:

    From: Christian Scheele <scheele@telkomsa.net>
    Subject: [NavList] buying a Mark IX A bubble sextant
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Date: Saturday, May 15, 2010, 5:37 AM

    I would much appreciate it if list members could advise me on what I should be looking out for when buying a Mark IX A bubble sextant and on how much I can expect to pay for a "fully functional" model. What would an overhaul entail? I understand that this is a subject which has been discussed before, but I would like to approach it again to get some piece of mind. A couple of things scare me away from buying one, the extreme difficulty of finding replacement lightbulbs being just one example.

    Christian Scheele

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