Finally, the perfect protection for your sextant is available. The mahogany box or plastic case you got with your sextant is fine for around the home or office, but while traveling or afloat, nothing can compare with this all-weather sextant case. It provides confidence against vibration, shock, and the elements.
The Case is made of injection molded, ABS/Polycarbonate, engineering grade plastic. A silicone o-ring seal guarantees air and watertight integrity to a depth of 33 feet. In fact, a pressure relief valve equalizes pressure differentials caused by changes in altitude, temperature, or weather to ease opening the case after such events. The case can withstand a 2000 lb compression load, and a seven foot drop onto concrete without suffering damage. It is ultraviolet and ozone stabilized, and the color is molded in and cannot fade. The only metal parts; full length lid and latch hinge pins, and three screws, are all solid stainless steel to prevent corrosion. The handle is comfort cushioned, and folds down to save space. External dimensions are: 17.5 x 11.6 x 7.5 in., which meets airline carry on regulations. Available colors are black or a beautiful lemon yellow.
The sextant is held safely in position by a gray foamed rubber interior formed specifically for the model sextant listed. For sextants other than those listed, the Plath foam may be easier to modify to a fit than starting anew with uncut foam. The uncut foam is layered, and may be fashioned by the user for an unusually shaped sextant or whatever items he/she desires. Since rubber may deteriorate with time and environment it should be checked periodically. For long time storage, the sextant should be encased in a plastic bag. Internal dimensions are: 16.9 x 10.0 x 6.5 in. Shipping weight includes any accessories ordered with case. SW 16 lbs.
Several accessories which may be ordered are as follows:
RECHARGEABLE DESICCANT- A small perforated metal box containing desiccant and an indicator which tells when it must be recharged in a regular household oven. The desiccant absorbs moisture which may be residual from opening the sextant case. It is recommended for periods of storage.
COMBINATION PADLOCK- fits through built-in guides on case lid and body to prevent inadvertant opening, and unwanted intrusion. A special TSA approved lock has an indicator which tells if security or anyone else has opened it.
SHOULDER STRAP- Black nylon, with non-slip pad.