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bjoye
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Initially Posted - 02/13/2018 :  14:43:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The original compass was unusable. Cloudy, difficult to read. The light did not work. I installed a new Ritchie Sr2 Marine Venture Compass. Very happy with it. LED (blue) back lit, very visible anywhere in the cockpit. This model is one of the few models that you can mount to a non-vertical cockpit bulkhead.

I was not happy with the plastic mounting bolts that came with the unit. Instead I used some SS bolts from the inside. (I checked to make sure that they were not magnetic). It comes with a mounting template, but you have to be very careful to get the mount holes properly lined up. It also came with a rubber gasket and warned not to use any sealant or adhesive. No leaks so far.


"Frayed Knot" 1989 C-25 WK/SR #5878

cudamank
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Response Posted - 02/13/2018 :  15:01:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, looks great!

1982 Catalina 25 SR FK
"Jenny"
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Erik Cornelison
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Response Posted - 02/13/2018 :  20:03:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The price is nice too. Excellent post.

Erik Cornelison
6th Generation Professional Sailor, First Gen Submarine Sailor.
1986 Standard Rig SW. #5234
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dasreboot
Admiral

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Response Posted - 02/15/2018 :  07:58:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
is that ritchie compass repairable?

Todd Lewis
Eowyn 87 TR/WK C25 #5656
ARWEN 84 TR/SK C25 #4031
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bjoye
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Response Posted - 02/15/2018 :  15:04:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't know to what degree this compass can be repaired by the user. I do note refurbished units for sale.

"Frayed Knot" 1989 C-25 WK/SR #5878
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Akenumber
Navigator

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Response Posted - 03/01/2018 :  18:39:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Compass looks great. I went with a Plastimo and I am equally pleased.

Ken
San Diego
84 C25 SR/FK 4116
The KRAKEN

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hbushey
Deckhand

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Response Posted - 03/06/2018 :  08:18:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What was the calibration procedure like? Did you do it with the boat on the trailer? I'm wondering what all the steel in the trailer would do to the compass while you're trying to calibrate it?

Heather and Scott
“Respite”
1989 C-25 TR/WK
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bjoye
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Response Posted - 03/06/2018 :  09:45:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Ritchie installation manual describes 2 methods for adjusting the compensation. I plan on waiting until the boat is back into the water to verify the headings. Since the location of the compass is over 3 feet from any metal of the trailer, I don't think there is any interference. I understand the biggest problem is close proximity to speakers and battery cables (aka electrical lines with large amount of current). I don't have that problem.

"Frayed Knot" 1989 C-25 WK/SR #5878
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