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Old 09-07-2015, 09:41   #1
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1968, C. Plath Micrometer Sextant

1968, C. Plath Micrometer Sextant for sale. $600.00 OBO.
It has been in my family from new and is in very good shape. it comes with a heavy (Bakelite?) storage case, 6X30 optics and the original C. Plath factory paperwork including calibration certificate. It was used maybe once or twice by my dad (he never went to school for it) and I used it for my class to get my Ocean Master's license, so I know it works, I passed! That's all it's been used. I am located in Port Richey FL. and retired at this time.
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Old 09-07-2015, 14:43   #2
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Re: 1968, C. Plath Micrometer Sextant

What shape is the battery compartment in? Does the light work?
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Old 10-07-2015, 06:58   #3
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Re: 1968, C. Plath Micrometer Sextant

Hi Jim,
I just opened up the battery compartment and shot a flashlight into it and is very clean and without any corrosion. The last time I used it was in class and I took around 25 years ago. we took lots of shots with it, both day and night. Everything worked then. After I passed the class I removed the batteries and it has been stored that way up till now.

I'll be out late morning and early afternoon but I will pick up some batteries on my way back, try it out and let you know the results.

Thank you for your interest,
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Old 10-07-2015, 14:55   #4
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Re: 1968, C. Plath Micrometer Sextant

Hi Jim,
Picked two AA batteries on the way home and installed them. Works great,
you can see it's lit with hi ambient light, nice and bright.

Hope that answers all your questions. Let me know if anything comes to mind.

My best,
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Old 10-07-2015, 19:31   #5
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Re: 1968, C. Plath Micrometer Sextant

I have a nice Tamaya. Don't use it. Can't let it go. Don't know why.
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Old 11-07-2015, 08:17   #6
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Quill,
I know how you feel. This has been in our family from new, My dad and I would sail his Cal 30 from San Francisco down the coast to Half Moon bay and back once a year or so and I think he felt better having it on board. Of course he never learned to use it but then it was always to foggy to make any difference anyway. We used a taft rail log, a RDF radio and followed the fathom lines on our depth finder.
Mom only sent helicopters after us one time! Dad was so pleased!

Have a great day,
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Old 15-07-2015, 10:39   #7
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Price reduction! $500.00.

Get it while it lasts!
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Pete - you should keep the sextant....someday you'll regret selling it...
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Hello Pete, PM sent.
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