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I am not sure if this is the right place to ask, but do any of you have experience with the Freiberger Yacht Sextant or the ASTRA III B sextant. I realize the the Freiberger is smaller and somewhat more expensive but it is not from China, (products from which I prefer not to buy). Any thought about the quality and functionality of these. Thanks
The Freiberger is smaller, better built, nicer materials, but IIRC, not made anymore. It is also usually more expensive than a new ASTRA III B sextant, which is a current model and has parts easily available.

I'd imagine the accuracy and functionality is mostly dependent on the design, and an older Freiberger may not be as accurate, especially if it is a vernier rather than a micrometer drum design, and may not be as functional.

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Sorry if this has already been asked... but didn't read the full 15 pages of posts... although I should.. LOL

Was thinking about picking up a platic training sextant.... what are your thoughts on it for training and possible usage in the lifeboat afterwards. Is it worth the money?
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A plastic sextant is better than nada. So go for it.

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Sorry if this has already been asked... but didn't read the full 15 pages of posts... although I should.. LOL

Was thinking about picking up a platic training sextant.... what are your thoughts on it for training and possible usage in the lifeboat afterwards. Is it worth the money?
Provided you check the sextant very carefully for alignment and such to minimize errors related to those problems and make sure the sextant hasn't warped. Don't leave plastic sextants out in the sun, as Tania Aebi can tell you.

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