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Old 10 June 2008, 23:54   #1
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Need compass

I have a 4inch dia hole in the top of my console which is filled with a bottom of the range Ritchie compass. - worthless. Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced compass that works on a RIB to refill the hole.
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Plastimo 105

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Old 11 June 2008, 07:26   #3
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I have the 105 compass I find that the vibration from the engine when ticking over causes this compass to spin. I have since added rubber damping to the mount and will view results on my next outing

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It's not interference from something when the engine is running is it?
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Old 11 June 2008, 08:43   #5
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I have the 105 compass I find that the vibration from the engine when ticking over causes this compass to spin. I have since added rubber damping to the mount and will view results on my next outing

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That is what happens to mine. I assumed it was just a cheap compass.
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I've been using the Plastimo Offshore 75 Compass with the bracket- a bit smaller than you need, but it is good enough for the job and is pretty stable. Would the flush mounting be picking up the vibration?
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I've been using the Plastimo Offshore 75 Compass with the bracket- a bit smaller than you need, but it is good enough for the job and is pretty stable. Would the flush mounting be picking up the vibration?
Maybe, I will do some more testing.
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My 105 compass is not flush mounted it is on a bracket. The bracket is inturn bolted onto a SS frame to the front of the seating unit. I suspect that the SS frame is vibrating at with some kind of resonance when the engine is ticking over

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Spinning compass

I was out yesterday after modifing the seating for the compass. The modification worked well and the small rubber mat that I placed under the seating looks to have solved the problem. New question can the 105 be swung? if so how is it done
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There are adjusting screws on it somewhere

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