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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" 89 C-25 SR/WK

cudamank
Deckhand

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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
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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 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" 89 C-25 SR/WK
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