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    Re: ebbco sextant
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2010 Apr 21, 09:45 +0100

    A couple of comments. Some years ago a version of the Ebbco plastic sextant
    did indeed appear in the Plastimo catalogue, under a different name. I do
    not know if it is there still.
    
    But a couple of years ago I made enquiries of some chandlers who still had
    that sextant in their current online catalogue. In every case it turned out
    to be unavalable, for a variety of reasons, such as "the factory burned
    down". So if Clive, or anyone else, can confirm up-to-date information
    about a supplier, that would be of some interest.
    
    Clive states "I checked the accuracy (zero degrees) and it is perfect". I
    doubt if he is saying anything more, here, than that he has adjusted the
    horizon-mirror screws so that there's no index error. That tells us little
    about the glass, and is not really important either. It's easy to check the
    index error, whenever the instrument is used, and it's easy to allow for,
    whatever its value.
    
    George.
    
    contact George Huxtable, at  george{at}hux.me.uk
    or at +44 1865 820222 (from UK, 01865 820222)
    or at 1 Sandy Lane, Southmoor, Abingdon, Oxon OX13 5HX, UK.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Clive Cooper" 
    To: 
    Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 6:06 AM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: ebbco sextant
    
    
    Thanks Peter for your help with the Ebbco sextant.  I have found out that
    Ebbco sextants are now manufactured by Plastimo.  I needed a replacement
    index mirror and thought about contacting them but quickly gave that away
    and made one up myself. That was quite easy but a little time consuming
    (maybe one hour).  I checked the accuracy (zero degrees) and it is perfect.
    You don't know anyone selling a Capt Cook type hat do you? Cheers
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