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Re: Boat delivery list
$20 binocs...Yeah, well onceuponatime someone gave me a pair of "tourist" binocs like that. You can't argue, they do work, there's just a huge difference in how well they work. And while you can unscrew the lenses, the threading is usually cheap enough so that they are likely to get out of alignment when you do. After that, you'll always see two images rather than one, as they are no longer aligned horizontally and vertically. Of course the good thing is, you can usually bend the pot-metal frame to adjust that. (!)
But for $20 you can't lose, you can pass them around, let kids use them, and if someone loans them to Poseidon...hey, it's only a $20 loan.