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Plastimo Offshore75 Compass Conical Card

Product no.: 63861

NZ$197.99
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Plastimo Offshore 75 Compass Bracket

Product no.: 63865

NZ$227.99
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Plastimo Offshore 135 Flush Mount Compass Black

Product no.: 65350

NZ$439.99
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Plastimo Offshore 115 Compass ConicalCard SOLAS

Product no.: 60991

NZ$387.00
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Plastimo Offshore 105 Compass Conical Card

Product no.: 65001

NZ$357.00
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Plastimo Mini Contest BulkheadMount Compass Blk

Product no.: 65742

NZ$297.00
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Plastimo Contest 101 Bulkhead Mount Compass

Product no.: 64416

NZ$367.00
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Compass - Bracket Mount, 130mm(H) Black

Product no.: 70032-BK

NZ$54.99
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Compass - Bracket Mount, 130mm(H) White

Product no.: 70032-WH

NZ$54.99
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Compass - Bracket Mount, 75mm(H) Black

Product no.: 70031-BK

NZ$32.99
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Compass - Bracket Mount, 75mm(H) White

Product no.: 70031-WH

NZ$32.99
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Compass Explorer S-53 - Surface Mount Black

Product no.: 31250

NZ$186.00
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Compass Explorer S-53 - Surface Mount Grey

Product no.: 31252

NZ$186.00
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Compass Explorer S-53 - Surface Mount White

Product no.: 31251

NZ$186.00
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Flexible LED Chart Light

Product no.: 00228-WH

NZ$43.95
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Plastimo Contest 101 Bulkhead Mount Compass n/a

Product no.: 31256

NZ$307.99
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Plastimo Contest 130 Bulkhead Mount Compass n/a

Product no.: 31257

NZ$329.99

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Plastimo Iris 50 Hand Bearing Compass Yellow

Product no.: 31253

NZ$187.99
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Plastimo Mini Contest Bulkhead Mount Compass

Product no.: 31255

NZ$263.99
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Plastimo Offshore 105 Compass Flat Card

Product no.: 31259

NZ$347.00
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Ritchie Explorer Bracket Mount Compass

Product no.: B-51B

NZ$128.00
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Ritchie Explorer Bracket Mount Compass

Product no.: B-51G

NZ$128.00
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Ritchie Explorer Bracket Mount Compass

Product no.: B-51W

NZ$128.00
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Ritchie Explorer Dash Mount Compass - Black

Product no.: V-57.2

NZ$159.00
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Ritchie Explorer Dash Mount Compass - White

Product no.: V-57W2

NZ$159.00
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Ritchie Explorer Flush Mount Compass

Product no.: F-50B

NZ$159.00
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Ritchie Explorer Flush Mount Compass

Product no.: F-50W

NZ$159.00
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Ritchie Explorer Surface Mount Compass

Product no.: S-53B

NZ$139.00
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Ritchie Explorer Surface Mount Compass Grey

Product no.: S-53G

NZ$139.00
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Ritchie Explorer Surface Mount Compass

Product no.: S-53W

NZ$139.00
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Ritchie Globemaster Flush Mount Compass

Product no.: FB-500

NZ$1,499.00
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Ritchie Helmsman Bracket Mount Compass

Product no.: HB-740

NZ$459.00
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Ritchie Helmsman Bracket Mt Combidial Compass

Product no.: HB-741

NZ$459.00
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Ritchie Helmsman Deck Mount Compass

Product no.: HD-744

NZ$499.00
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Ritchie Helmsman Deck Mt Combidial Compass

Product no.: HD-745

NZ$518.00
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Ritchie Helmsman Flush Mount Compass

Product no.: HD-742

NZ$466.00
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Ritchie Helmsman Flush Mount Compass

Product no.: HD-742W

NZ$455.00
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Ritchie Helmsman Flush Mt Combidial Compass

Product no.: HD-743

NZ$455.00
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Ritchie Helmsman Flush Mt Combidial Compass

Product no.: HD-743W

NZ$455.00
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Ritchie Navigator Binnacle Mount Compass

Product no.: DNP-200

NZ$999.99
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Ritchie Navigator Bulkhead Mount Compass

Product no.: BN-202

NZ$799.00
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Ritchie Navigator Flush Mount Compass

Product no.: FN-201B

NZ$759.00
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Ritchie Navigator Flush Mount Compass

Product no.: FNW-201

NZ$755.00
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Ritchie Navigator Flush Mt Combidial Compass

Product no.: FN-203B

NZ$799.00
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Ritchie Navigator Flush Mt Combidial Compass

Product no.: FNW-203

NZ$799.00
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Ritchie Sport Kayak Handheld Compass

Product no.: X-11Y

NZ$95.00
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Ritchie Sport X-10 Sport Bracket Mount Compass

Product no.: 31201-ASM

NZ$85.00
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Ritchie Trek Flush Mount Compass

Product no.: TR-35B

NZ$93.99
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Ritchie Trek Flush Mount Compass

Product no.: TR-35G

NZ$93.99
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Ritchie Trek Flush Mount Compass

Product no.: TR-35W

NZ$93.99
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Ritchie Trek Reversible Bracket Mount Compass

Product no.: TR-31B

NZ$93.99
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Ritchie Trek Reversible Bracket Mount Compass

Product no.: TR-31W

NZ$93.99
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Ritchie Trek Reversible Bracket Mount Compass

Product no.: TR-31G

NZ$93.99
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Ritchie Trek Surface Mount Compass

Product no.: TR-33B

NZ$93.99
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Ritchie Trek Surface Mount Compass

Product no.: TR-33G

NZ$93.99
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Ritchie Trek Surface Mount Compass

Product no.: TR-33W

NZ$93.99
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Ritchie Voyager Surface Mount Compass

Product no.: S-87B

NZ$299.00
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Ritchie Voyager Surface Mount Compass

Product no.: S-87W

NZ$299.00
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RitchieSport Reversible Bracket Mount Compass

Product no.: X-10M

NZ$58.99
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Plastimo Iris 50 Hand Bearing Compass Blue

Product no.: 21809

NZ$187.99
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A compass is the most crucial navigational instrument used on board a marine vessel.

Learning how to use a compass to navigate is easy 

Whether you are on a sailboat or a motorboat, a fixed reference is an essential aid to pointing the vessel in the planned direction. If you do not have a distinguishable reference on the horizon (or stars), then the compass is your only option.

How To Use A Compass & GPS

Developments in modern technology, such as Global Positioning Satellites (GPS), aid us with navigation when boating. However, unlike a compass, no other tool or instrument will tell you the exact direction your vessel is pointed. GPS will show you the direction you are headed, whereas the compass will tell you the direction you are pointing.

So why’s that important? Because where you are heading and where you are pointed are not the same thing! Current causes a sailboat to move over the ground in a direction different from that in which the boat is pointing. Even if there is no current, a yacht also carries leeway (sideways drift to leeward) which pushes the boat off course. Together, the leeway and current will cause a boat’s track to be very different from its heading. If the skipper is unaware of this fact, he could be in for a big navigational shock!

Calculating A Course To Steer Using A Compass

What makes the compass a unique tool is it’s ability to tell you exactly which direction you are steering in. It has definitely not been made redundant by electronic devices, like GPS, but works to enhance their navigational purpose.

For example, if you compare the COG (course over ground) from the GPS to the course you steer by compass, you can detect if there is a cross current. By using simple calculations, you can find out the direction and speed of the current and plan your course to steer to offset it. The GPS cannot tell us the correct course to steer, but we may use it to check the accuracy of the compass.

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