Comments feed for this article. The sextant also offers interchangeable horizon mirrors allowing the navigator to make the shift quickly to suit his preference. Fitting a sextant with a telescope is also part of the process. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:. A Trash Compactor and a Drip Guard.
Plath Sextant frame. In our opinion, they are the finest of the contemporary sextants.
The electric wire has to be replaced and it needs a male jack. It had been silver soldered in place during manufacture, but corrosion had made its way into the joint and the battering the instrument had received in transit was probably the last straw.
The axis of the cylinder is arranged so that the line is horizontal when the sextant is held with the frame vertical. The mirrors are clear, sharp and without blemish as if they were new. Thicker or loose rag tends to wipe the paint from the bottom of the divisions or numbers.
By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Sperry Marine was formed in with the combination of C. The four-screw steamer Imperator of the Hamburg-America Line was in the first merchant ship in the world to be equipped, on Theodor Plath's initiative, with a gyrocompass system.
Genoas will need to have the appropriately-sized luff tape to fit an existing roller furling unit or the right size hanks. Or two, or three. Of course I also wanted to do the round the world trip as well!
Plath Navistars While the original C. This Fine Sextant is Sold. I managed to get a copy of the manual for the sextant and after searching the net for a copy, which I could not find, decided to post it here. Perhaps the biggest development in sextants over the past 20 years has been an across-the-board improvement of the optics involved.
Sperry Marine was formed in with the combination of C. Sturdy Mahogany case.