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Old 24 November 2008, 05:01   #11
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I'll second not using a dinghy compass on a rib! I tried the Silva "laser" compass, the main problem was that as it was a "tactical" scale, to get a true reading became a pain in the neck, as the "degrees" scale was hidden along the inside lip of the card, and so could only really be read from an angle of about 20degrees from Horizontal to the bowl, as it was designed to go just behind the mast.... not a lot of use if you are standing / sitting above it!

In summary - great on a Laser, phrases involving chocolate teapots come to mind for use on a Rib! I found it was damped about right, but gave up on it due to having to bend down to get a sensible reading!

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Old 24 November 2008, 07:38   #12
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Originally Posted by murph06 View Post
I quite like the Plastimo offshore 105, are they any good?
Yes. They're about £90, but a good bit of kit.

The Offshore 90 is good too - a bit smaller and slightly cheaper.

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