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Old 05 May 2010, 12:07   #1
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Hi all, what is the best type of compass to fit on a rib and would it be best fitted on the consul. I thought that I had got everything needed to get started then suddenly remembered about an important piece of kit COMPASS...just wondered if the stainless steel grab rail would interfere with it. p.s. not too expensive as it's cost me a fortune already l.o.l.

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I'd go for a Plastimo Offshore which is purpose made for powercraft.
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Mollers gives good compass advice.

The handrail question is an interesting one. Stainless generally has low magnetic properties, but these can be increased by bending and welding. So maybe yours is. You can test it with a compass!

I'm seeing more and more small compasses fixed directly to perspex windshields - not sure is this applies to your rig.
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Thanks Mollers, just googled it and some are comming up at a reasonable price 49.99.

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Mollers gives good compass advice.

The handrail question is an interesting one. Stainless generally has low magnetic properties, but these can be increased by bending and welding. So maybe yours is. You can test it with a compass!

I'm seeing more and more small compasses fixed directly to perspex windshields - not sure is this applies to your rig.
Hi willks, I have not tried it yet it was just a thought, but fitting it on the perspex shield sounds a good solution and maybe this can be done using a suction cup like on a car sat nav,

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maybe this can be done using a suction cup like on a car sat nav,
'fraid not - it's strictly a powertool job - zoom zoom!
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Ahh well it never is that easy is it, power tools it is then...l.o.l.
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Asked the same question myself a while back, got some useful answers.

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...hlight=compass

Having said that, I'm still not fully decided on which to get, Plastimo Offshore 95 at Marine Store looks a good buy and is the favourite at present.

http://marinestore.co.uk/Merchant2/m...tore_Code=mrst
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Thanks for the link to the posts puffin, and it looks as though if you keep it away from speakers on the vhf it should be accurate, I will be using my handheld so there shouldn't be a problem with the compass fitted on the wind shield. I will be looking for a plastimo offshore. Thanks everyone for your sound advice which is invaluable for us newbies.
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