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Old 05 May 2010, 16:00   #11
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whatever the make you need a powerboat compass which is more heavily damped than a sailboat jobee. However some still have the tendency to spin no matter what it says on the pack when you rattle across waves, I would imagine that fitting to a screen, instead of a more solid surface, is likely to induce a spinning compass.
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just thinking about it, a friend has a danfort (danforth) not sure on spelling, and they are pretty good, so just check them too aswell as plastimo
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whatever the make you need a powerboat compass which is more heavily damped than a sailboat jobee. However some still have the tendency to spin no matter what it says on the pack when you rattle across waves,
Do they? Wouldn't know, I never look at the thing. I've got a GPS jobee.
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some of us were doing long hauls on powerboats with a watch and compass years ago, then decca (which invariably lost the plot in the fog and left ya with the compass again), then gps and finally gps plotters. Others havent had the delight of wondering where the land is after a few hours on a compass course. We talk about it all the time in m'old folks home where the kids have put me!!
Those who come on courses here steer to a compass as well as a plotter on level2, on advanced and advanced exams they do longer passages in the dark on the compass. Its all part of seamanship. Having said that I will be out on the commercial boat next week again with the heaters on and relying on the plotter, radar etc etc
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some of us were doing long hauls on powerboats with a watch and compass years ago, then decca (which invariably lost the plot in the fog and left ya with the compass again), then gps and finally gps plotters. Others havent had the delight of wondering where the land is after a few hours on a compass course. We talk about it all the time in m'old folks home where the kids have put me!!
Those who come on courses here steer to a compass as well as a plotter on level2, on advanced and advanced exams they do longer passages in the dark on the compass. Its all part of seamanship. Having said that I will be out on the commercial boat next week again with the heaters on and relying on the plotter, radar etc etc
Sorry, I was being facetious.
My 'peasoup' experience is detailed on this site somewhere.
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be careful cos now that age concern and t'other lot have merged - I'll have an even bigger pool of muscle with zimmers to send round ta see ya.
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some of us were doing long hauls on powerboats with a watch and compass years ago,
A watch? There's posh.
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Well chaps , it looks like fitting one for cosmetic purpose, and carry a cheap orienteering compass in my dry suit pocket, to use for accuracy, or get a GPS l.o.l.
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