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    Re: buying a Mark IX A bubble sextant
    From: Jean-Philippe Planas
    Date: 2010 May 15, 06:02 -0700
    If you live in Europe I can overhaul your (future) instrument as best as I can if you wish, although it implies additionnal shipping costs back and forth that might not be worth the instrument value. I already have successfully overhauled 4 of them.

    As for the value I would say 50$ or so for an instrument with no obvious flaws in need of an overhaul. For an overhauled instrument (calibration is always a problem), it could be 100 to 200$ or even more depending of the completeness of the set (case with accessories, calibration sheet...).

    Be careful that overhauled can mean "functionnal again" (the averager clockwork might still be out of order though) or "functionnal again AND calibrated" which is more difficult to come by.

    --- 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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