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Old 19 April 2011, 09:03   #1
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Compasses- flat card or conical card

I am planning to buy a compass for the RIB and have pretty much settled on the Plastimo 105 but I see that it comes with eiter a flat or conical card. Does anyone know the pros and cons of flat v conical card please?
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personally i would go for the cone ,
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personally i would go for the cone ,
Any particular reason why?
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Hi Paul
I also go for the cone I find it easier to read. Hope to see you next week.
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I also go for the cone I find it easier to read.
Ditto.
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The flat is mostly for sailors who look straight down on a binnacle.
The cone is for people like us who look at the compass partially from the side.

So go with the cone unless you want to stand straight over your compass.
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