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Old 12 November 2013, 12:37   #1
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Compass Preference

As my pride and joy is currently awaiting repairs I will be doing some upgrades to the kit on the dash/console sometime soon, updating and re arranging. One thing I cant seem to make my mind up about is a compass, I have a massive one currently which im probably going to change to a smaller one but where to position it, that is the question.

Currently its in centre line of boat on the dash, what are peoples preferences and why ? Ive seen some in line with steering wheel, some off centre to the right or to the left and some inline with middle of boat, so where is yours and whats your thinking around that position. Are there pros and cons to consider. Yes aware of deviation issue.

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Old 12 November 2013, 12:45   #2
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Plastimo Offshore 90 or 135 in line with the steering wheel so it's easy to see without taking your eye off where you are going.
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Old 12 November 2013, 12:53   #3
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Plastimo Offshore 90 or 135 in line with the steering wheel so it's easy to see without taking your eye off where you are going.
What that man said.
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Old 12 November 2013, 13:06   #4
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Plastimo Offshore 'I05' if you have the room.Mine is placed in line of sight in centre of Consul..and is not obscured by anything, Wheel ect... also farthest point from electrics and Metal....and with my Consul,layout,height ect, is perfect for me.
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Makes four that's what I have and setup the same.

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Removable Ritchie RA93, in line with helm seat.
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Needs to be right in front of you otherwise your reading will be slightly off
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I'd have gone for one of those but the hoses for my steering are in the way there.
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in line of sight and as large as you can fit. LARGE digits. A mark every 5 degrees is good enough. Good damping. Red light for night trips. Buy one with integrated correctors, makes compensation easier. And do compensate or create a deviation table. Your GPS will fail when Murphy so decides.
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