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post #1 of 21 Old 09-23-2001 Thread Starter
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Does anyone have experience with Tamaya sextants? I am thinking about buying one but don''t have money to waste if it is just going to be a paper weight that never leaves the nav station...

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Tamaya are excellent in the days of no GPS or Sat Nav, Sturdy, well made and very precise. I would have a knowledgeable person check it out for you but if it is in good condition it will serve you well
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Thanks Walt-

GPS? Real sailors need only the stars to navigate.

ha ha. I really like my technological stuff but it always feels good to have the old standby.
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Hi Keith,

Have you bought your TAmaya?

I just saw your post.

The best feature of metal Sext is their weight which helps holding and focusing tiny stars. Indeed the ocular is usually much better than the plastic ones.

I tried a Tamaya one: It is really a joy. But when you look the economic side, you will probably use your sextant to draw the sun. And for such purpose, you don''t need a 4 figure sextant. However, if you have the money,....

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No it was on ebay and I missed it, (bad thing about having to wait for a pay day to bid) It was only $400 dollars and it would have been a great buy.
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Sorry to intrude to the message board with this but coincidentally I have a Full sized Tamaya Marine Sextant available for sale for a no haggle price of $350 + $15 shipping, proceeds to benefit my 4 year old grandson with leukemia.
This Tamaya Sextant is in excellent condition and comes in a wooden box with catch. Model or year is unknown, OSAKA~TAMAYA is engraved on right end of arc and No 705636 is engraved on left side. There are three each filters for the square horizon mirror, four each filters for the index mirror and one additional eyepiece filter is provided for the scope.
I can be reached by email to: bruce@fullkeel.com and also at my homeport of http://www.fullkeel.com


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I know your mail is very old.
However, are you still want to sell your tayama sextant?
I''m interested in.
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Is anyone looking for an early Tamaya sextant? #6593 in box w/ all lenses.
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Ahoy mateys dem sextants make good lunch anchors!! AARRGGHH
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I owned and used three sextants over a 30 year period. A Tamaya I bought used in Hong Kong was the best of the lot.
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