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Old 12-28-2016, 05:47 PM   #1
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Sextant for fun & back up -- For sale

SEXTANT
Camarillo, CA - $495.

High Quality, Astra III-B Sextant, in excellent condition with nice OE wood carrying box and accessories.
Also a nice waterproof Pelican carrying case include in the deal.
fifty bucks off if you don't want pelican case.
Pictures available.
I take PayPal.
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Old 02-05-2017, 10:40 AM   #2
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Can you post/ send photos? Why are you selling?
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Old 02-05-2017, 01:32 PM   #4
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This Sextant is in like new condition.

I'm getting older & not doing the blue water yacht deliveries & long trip any more like I used to. Trying to do some down sizing of my stacks of stuff that I have accumulated over the years.

BTW - I am also willing to sell Sextant with only it's OE Wood Carrying Box separately (without the Pelican Case) if you prefer for $ 50.oo Bucks off !

I take PayPal & can ship FED-EX or UPS to any where in USA.

Thanks for the interest.

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Hi Mike
What is the mirror type ? Whole or traditional?
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Old 02-05-2017, 01:56 PM   #6
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This Sextant is in like new condition.

I'm getting older & not doing the blue water yacht deliveries & long trip any more like I used to. Trying to do some down sizing of my stacks of stuff that I have accumulated over the years.

BTW - I am also willing to sell Sextant with only it's OE Wood Carrying Box separately (without the Pelican Case) if you prefer for $ 50.oo Bucks off !

I take PayPal & can ship FED-EX or UPS to any where in USA.

Thanks for the interest.

Mike


Mike, thank you for sending the photo. I'll buy it and pay with PayPal if you will include the pelican box for the $450.
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Old 02-06-2017, 12:58 AM   #7
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There are two mirrors as most all sextants have these.

A Square one attached to the arc arm at the top pivot point that adjusts to measure the arc of the height above the horizon & that is a one piece large square high quality mirror.

There are also 3 matching square filters of different shading for that mirror.

the second mirror is round one & it is fixed & aligned with the eye scope & it is a traditional split high quality mirror - 1/2 glass & 1/2 mirror.

There are 3 matching round filters of different shading for that mirror as well.

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Old 02-08-2017, 01:17 AM   #8
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CCS,

Great. That works for me. PayPal works fine.

You have my PayPal e-mail address in my first posting.

$ 445.oo plus shipping. Not sure what the packing & shipping will be.

E-mail me your info & shipping address, full name & phone, etc.

thanks.

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Now it`s sold, if you take the "tant" part of of the thread title, it gets intriguing.
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Old 02-10-2017, 01:47 AM   #10
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Smile Sold - !

Sextant is SOLD to Chris up in Whidbey Island, Washington State.

Shipping it out Friday the 10th.

Thanks TF.

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Anyone wanting a German Plath , in good used condition , in its case , $500.

Let me know.

I purchased it from MM&P (Master Mates and Pilots) decades ago as they would sell the sextants for families that lost the user.

Have to look , but I think its a mid 50's mfg.
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Old 02-16-2017, 02:33 AM   #12
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Just received the Astra III-B Sextant from Alfamike via FedEx today. Everything in great condition as described. Thank you, Mike, for making it work so well.
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Keep a blog during the circumnavigation please!

Just poking fun...seriously, during your practicing .....if you find any convenient shortcuts with new apps or programs, maybe we could get a thread started for interested members.
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I'll bet there are apps that reduce all the sitings to positions without doing the calculations.

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I'll keep you posted as I explore those options. I figure there's two things a man needs to know to be competent: 1- how to cook a killer breakfast in bed for two; and 2) celestial navigation.
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