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    Default super screaming deal for a genuine C. Plath sextant on eBay right now!

    $295 but you only have till tomorrow morning. I'd buy it but I've already gots one and I've just put in a bid for a WWII vintage US Maritime Commission Hamilton Mk.21 Chronometer with both cases! Here's the link to the sextant if you want to check it out.




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    Default Re: super screaming deal for a genuine C. Plath sextant on eBay right now!

    Great thing about it is, it's Cordless
    If you hear me yell "Eject,"Eject Eject. the last two will be echos. If you stop to ask why? you'll be talking to yourself, because by then you'll be the Pilot
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    I wish I could have afforded it.
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    Default Re: super screaming deal for a genuine C. Plath sextant on eBay right now!

    It ended up going for $538 which was good but not fantastic. When I put it on here there were no bidders yet so they obviously came in later to get it. It was probably worth between $700 and $800 in the end
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    Well I didn't get it thanks for the link though!
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    Default Re: super screaming deal for a genuine C. Plath sextant on eBay right now!

    I paid $425.00 for my 1978 Cassens & Plath in a Wood Box. A perfect beauty ...



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    Default Re: super screaming deal for a genuine C. Plath sextant on eBay right now!

    But I paid $1,250.00 for my late 1700 Spencer Browning & Rust London Back Angle Octant in the Step Box ...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Topsail
    But I paid $1,250.00 for my late 1700 Spencer Browning & Rust London Back Angle Octant in the Step Box ...
    Beautiful instrument right there!
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    Default Re: super screaming deal for a genuine C. Plath sextant on eBay right now!

    Quote Originally Posted by Topsail View Post
    But I paid $1,250.00 for my late 1700 Spencer Browning & Rust London Back Angle Octant in the Step Box ...
    the c.captain is highly impressed and that's not easily achieved...well done!
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    Default Re: super screaming deal for a genuine C. Plath sextant on eBay right now!

    A bit more expensive for that 5 feet tall Cutter Gaff Topsail ...

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    Default Re: super screaming deal for a genuine C. Plath sextant on eBay right now!

    ...couple more Pesos !

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    Default Re: super screaming deal for a genuine C. Plath sextant on eBay right now!

    Do you find that people still bring their own sextants back and forth on hitches? I know this was common when sextants were more frequently used and it was treated like any other piece of luggage but how common is the same thing now?
    "And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by..."
    As I was a walkin' down London Road I come to Paddy West's house. He gave me a feed of "American hash" and he called it "Liverpool Scouse". He said, "There's a ship who's wantin' hands, and on 'er ye'll quickly sign! The mate is a bastard, the bos'un's worse but she will suit ye' fine!
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