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Freiberger Drum Sextant immaculate condition in custom case c/w original documentation and instructions plus "The Sextant Simplified" (a practical explanation of the use of the sextant at sea) book. Only used for doing a navigational course. Sold house and boat so no further use for this item.
Offered for quick sale $400 O.N.O. These are over $750 new today.
Postage/Freight not included in price. Location Hobart Tasmania.
Even in the era of GPS, the classical astronomical position-fixing by the help of luminaries and sextants is still necessary in the professional and sporting navy as well as to the basics of sail training.
Due to malfunctions of electronic equipment, professional sailors never abandon ports without precision devices so that they are able to navigate in the traditional way in case of emergency.
The high accuracy of the Freiberger sextant, the precision and undistorted globe of the star finder as well as the artificial horizon whereby you can replace the natural horizon in poor visibility are trademarks of the FPM Holding GmbH Zeiss which stands for quality and reliability