Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.


A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Add Images & Files
    Name or NavList Code:
    Re: Sextant Case Foam
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2023 Sep 7, 12:21 -0700

    Noell Wilson wrote:
    "My first try with a Davis sextant was a block of furniture foam and an electric knife. It looked like I sewed it up with a grapevine but it still works after 20 years."

    You can get fair results cutting replacement foam with an electric meat carving knife. :) Inexpensive ones sell for less than $20, like this one:

    Davis plastic sextant cases are notorious. That blue packing foam they use, soft and pliable when new, eventually becomes stiff and decays into blue plastic confetti. I've "repaired" three such cases so far with a strip of foam from Home Depot (maybe $10) and one carving knife, as above.

    Frank Reed

    Browse Files

    Drop Files


    What is NavList?

    Get a NavList ID Code

    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    A NavList ID Code guarantees your identity in NavList posts and allows faster posting of messages.

    Retrieve a NavList ID Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your NavList code will be emailed to you immediately.

    Email Settings

    NavList ID Code:

    Custom Index

    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site