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akoutdoors1 08-09-2006 07:09 PM

Superfluous Sextant?
 
I would love to have a sextant for learning CN. Any of you GPS converts have one collecting dust? Please send it my way.
Brian

sailingdog 08-09-2006 07:49 PM

Considering that a good metal sextant is worth over $500 or so, it is unlikely that you're going to get one donated to you. If you're really interested in learning CN, then get a cheap plastic one...that will at least let you learn what you're doing, if you take care of it. Then, after you've learned a bit about CN, you can decided if you want to invest in a good metal sextant.

akoutdoors1 08-09-2006 08:47 PM

I'd love to have a "cheap" plastic one!

sailingdog 08-09-2006 09:24 PM

Try getting a Davis Mark III plastic sextant, less than $50 with shipping.

http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1|17|6626&id=83267

sidiag 08-10-2006 10:51 AM

FWIW

I got my Davis M25 on eBay last summer for 'bout $65.00 (US).


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