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Old 05 July 2008, 18:38   #1
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"ebay" compasses

What are the forums opinions on the cheapie ebay compasses?
Like http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Marine-Aqua-Se...d=p3286.c0.m14
I'm looking for a compass for my Brig rib, but don't want to pay the earth.

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Old 05 July 2008, 18:42   #2
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Or I just noticed this ritchie compass:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-RITCHIE-EX...3286.m20.l1116
Worth paying the extra tenner or so?

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Old 06 July 2008, 04:19   #3
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If you just want the compass as a back-up to your GPS and NOT as a primary navigational tool I would go for the Richie, Don,t know anything about the "cheapies".
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Old 06 July 2008, 04:47   #4
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I bought a 30 one (under the guidance of Jimbos ex bird) from the marine superstore and its rubbish. You get what you pay for.
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Had the Ritchie one on my sr4 and they aren't very well damped so move about a lot. However, as a backup it worked OK and the backlighting is nice and unobtrusive.
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I doubt that the Ebay cheapies would be well enough damped to be much use.

I would go for a Plastimo Offshore every time. A 90 or 105 is ideal, but if you're on a tight budget then a 75 looks like good value - Safety Marine have them for 33.95 inc VAT: http://www.safety-marine.co.uk/Compa...htm?P3104-S10-

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