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Old 10-03-2007, 05:18   #1
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Sextant Repairs in the USA?

Does anyone know of a place I can send my trusty crusty sextant for servicing in the USA? The biggest problem is corrosion on the mirrors.

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Old 10-03-2007, 05:27   #2
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Kirk,

There are several places. Do a Google search for 'sextant repair'.

Here's a good place to start:

Robert E. White Instruments, Inc. | 711 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02111
Tel: 800-992-3045 (U.S./Canada) Tel: 617-482-8460 (Eastern MA) Fax: 617-482-8304

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Aloha Captain Kirk,
I just changed the mirrors in mine recently and it isn't a hard job. It was also pretty easy to reset the mirrors and recalibrate. Can you find a company that will just sell you the mirrors?
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Robt. White is probably the oldest establishment still around. They are professionals in the best sense of the word and I'd suggest calling them first.

I don't think Celestaire does servicing, but they are probably the largest 'sextant merchant' in the US now, and they probably can tell you how to obtain new mirrors if they don't supply them. If the silvering itself has degraded--replacing them is probably the simplest & cheapest solution. Also very good people to deal with.
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