Sextant Repair
Sextant Repair and Maintenance in South Florida

When is the last time you had your sextant examined by an expert?

Sextant repair and maintenance is a vital step when planning for safe travel over the open water. Unfortunately the trade has become a rare commodity with many preferring to replace, rather than repair. Through the luck of the stars, Bluewater Books & Charts has found a south Florida local with the skills and experience necessary to refresh, repair, and recalibrate your prized sextant like new.

Craig Grosby, is a licensed USCG captain with over 40 years of experience and is also a celestial navigation instructor. In his spare time you can find him in his workshop disassembling, cleaning, lubricating, and adjusting sextants to restore them to perfect working order. Craig's passion and experience in sextant repair can save you from finding a costly replacement and also save you out at sea. Something as simple as clouded glass and a sticky index arm can turn a crucial sighting into a costly miscalculation. We at Bluewater have seen Craig's fine work in person, and we recommend bringing your sextant in for a tune up before setting sail on your next voyage. If your sextant is broken we still recommend reaching out to the manufacturer, however, Craig is confident he can restore your working sextant back into a precision tool for safe and accurate celestial navigation.

For those interested in getting your sextant looked over by Craig, simply bring your instrument to Bluewater Books & Charts Ft. Lauderdale showroom and we will handle the rest. In just two to three weeks your sextant will be ready for pickup. The price for basic sextant maintenance is $125 and includes cleaning, oiling, and fine tune adjustments. If your instrument requires more work or replacement parts the time and cost will increase on a case by case basis. No work will be done to your sextant unit before Craig makes a complete and thorough inspection.

For more information feel free to email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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