Lee. Let's not forget the NL 8x42 being a 42mm brings in 70% more light than SF 8x32 and because of its 5.25mm exit pupil versus the 4mm exit pupil of the SF 8x32 has easier eye placement. True, you have to carry more weight with a 42mm but there are advantages. Probably one reason 8x42's are the most popular format.
Maybe you should try to find an 8x60blc in excellent condition. Even larger exit pupil and even larger field of view: 160m /1000m. Maybe a tad heavy, but not that heavy. Two versions, one of them VERY watertight.