Monday, 9 July 2012
The Davis mark five plastic sextant
This was one of a few that Craigs Cabin brought in many years back, as with now the alloy yachting sextants were really expensive, Craig sold me this one for around R97 which as a good buy at the time.
On the last trip from Cape Town to Salvador, Bahia, Brasil, we had this one but also a near new alloy yachting type with a wooden handle. We asked Notty to try both out doing his daily sun sights, after a week he decided to use the Davis plastic sextant in preference to the alloy one. The accuracy of both was just as good and the lighter weight of the plastic sextant was more to his liking.
That stop watch is quite special, originally used for timing at a swiming pool, it became a handy time piece on the boat, one minute takes two sweeps of the dial, so its very accurate.