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Re: Sextant Question - Parts
There's no such thing as a penny item anymore. You can buy square brass tubing from hobby shops. Or buy a hex wrench that is bigger than the size you need, take a bastard file, and make it square on the end.
When a penny was really worth something--that's how we avoiding spending them. A bit of scrap stock, even a plain wire nail, and some time with a bastard file, grinder, or sandpaper.
Unless you'd rather pay the folks who keep them in inventory?
I don't know about Tamaya, but when I emailed the nice folks at C.Plath about some repair parts and spares they never even replied. They just AIRMAILED the parts to me, welcomed me as a new owner (secondhand owner) and even sent me a little brass nameplate to personalize the sextant with. Color me amazed, but meanwhile, you might email Tamaya while you're getting out the file.
Last edited by hellosailor; 11-04-2012 at 08:54 PM.