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Old 04-15-2004, 09:00 PM
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bobozinga
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Default RE: Flush Mount Compass

I agree that a good compass is the #1 navagation instrument of all...

However, on this boat, it seems the helm is offset to starboard. Placing a compass directly above the helm (wheel) may produce some distortions, as noted above.

While I'm prejudiced toward centered-helm boats, I think the compass should be placed dead-center on the boat, near where there's apparently a black stanchion. At least you'd get an accurate heading, with the darn thing centered on the boat....just my two bits.
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