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 Post subject: compass
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:22 am 
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looking for compass for pa14 really dont want to cut hole for dash compass anybody have compass on pa 14 how do you llike it thanks


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 Post subject: Re: compass
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:02 am 
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Ritchie has several deck mount models.


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 Post subject: Re: compass
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:50 am 
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I simply glued a small "keychain" compass to the front of the center hatch. It isn't very precise, but it would help me find the boat launch if a fog came up. I don't have a picture of it right now but I'd take one if you'd like.

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 Post subject: Re: compass
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:51 pm 
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If your fish finder has a built-in GPS, you may be able to use that as a compass. My Eagle Cuda S350 Map has a display mode that shows your heading on a compass rose that rotates around as the boat turns. Not as sensitive as a magnetic compass, but it does not "hang up" with pitching in waves, and is plenty sensitive to keep you on a steady course without visible references.


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 Post subject: Re: compass
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:08 pm 
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Compass is requirement for big water, at least in Canada. Plus I would not be betting my life on an electronic piece of gear like a GPS holding up or not running out of batteries.


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 Post subject: Re: compass
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:16 am 
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sharkman321 wrote:
looking for compass for pa14 really dont want to cut hole for dash compass anybody have compass on pa 14 how do you llike it thanks


Check out this link:
http://www.seattlesportsco.com/productc ... ategory=88
They have 2 very nice compasses with large, easy to read markings you can see 5 ft. away without straining your eyes. I purchased the Sea Rover, but that was before I knew about the Nightquest. The Nightquest allows you to see the compass markings at night and only costs a few dollars more than the Sea Rover, so I might buy that one also and use it for night fishing :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: compass
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:43 pm 
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I think this setup was best for me without drilling any more holes, plus it seats in plain view while you using the, mirage drive.

http://www.texaskayakfisherman.com/foru ... 3&t=183180


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 Post subject: Re: compass
PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:02 pm 
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I don't have pictures but I just mounted a decent compass on a piece of PVC tube and put it into the mast hole. I used a piece of bungee to hold it in place on the eye mounted below it. It works great and I can remove it easily to protect it.


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