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GAwhale posted 06-30-2001 04:46 PM ET (US)   Profile for GAwhale   Send Email to GAwhale  
I called 1-888-746-7392 and got my free Shoreway Marine catalog.

I am considering purchasing the Ritchie Helmsman Model No. SS-1100 Binnacle Mount compass for $122.99. I called the representative and he said they do not carry the Richie Navigator which I understand is better.

I also want to purchase a 28 gallon Tempo fuel tank. The catalog only lists a 24 gallon Tempo Model TP24T for $102.99 . There is another "27 Gallon Portable Fuel Tank" on Page 87 Cat. NO. 20670 for $104.99 . Is this the one I need?

My boat is a 2001 Montauk. Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated.

Dick posted 06-30-2001 06:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
The fuel tank you are looking for is a Tempo #C2814.
That seems like a pretty large compass for the amount of console space available. I am using the Ritchie Explorer #S53 on my Montauk and am happy with it. Much smaller size and a lot less money.
triblet posted 07-01-2001 02:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
I also have a Ritchie S53 on my Montauk.
The SS 1100 would be overkill and a waste
of precious console space. You'd be better
off putting the $$ difference into a better
GPS.

Maybe in the days before LORAN and GPS, when
dead reckoning was SOP, a bigger compass
would be goodness. Today, it's a back up
and an aid to keeping the boat pointed in
a constant direction in the fog.

Chuck

GAwhale posted 07-02-2001 10:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for GAwhale  Send Email to GAwhale     
Thank you for the information Dick and Chuck.

I just ordered my fuel tank. The rep assured me that Cat. No. 20670 was the correct one. He stated that it could be returned as long as I didn't put fuel in it. I'm still not sure why Shoreway is calling it a 27 Gallon Tank (instead of 28). The rep stated that I could unscrew the adapter from one of my two 6 gallon tanks and use it on the new one. The tank is in stock $104.99 plus $12(shipping)=$116.99 .

I'm going to wait on the compass.

lhg posted 07-02-2001 04:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
You've got the right tank ordered. Some call it a 27 and some call it a 28. Stongly recommend you purchase Tempo's teak block hold down kit also. Be sure to install the tank so that you have enough "heel" space while standing at the console when boat is in accelerating and planing attitude. Tank filler will extend behind seat so that it doesn't have to be moved to fill.

I have to disagree with the others on the compass issue, and readily admit this is simply a personal issue. Go with what YOU like. I like big compasses. They are easier to read and steer by. I think a large compass on a center console boat says a lot about the owner's insterest in offshore navigation and skills. They just look classy. Compasses are NOT an obsolete piece of equipment. And Classic Whaler designer Bob Doughterty seemed to be on my side. The standard factory offered compass installation by BW on all Whalers, Montauk and up, was a recessed mount Ritchie Navigator, installed on the wheel centerline.
On a binacle (deck) surface mount, this compass is large - see my Montauk console in Cetacea Page 2 with one of these installed.
For a binacle mount, I think Whaler offered the Ritchie Helmsman on some Outrages.

The compass you mentioned, the new SS 1100 is very nice, and I'd get it. I recently considered one of those for my 18 Outrage, replacing the (what I consider to be too small) Ritchie Voyager.
Instead, I went for the Navigator version like I have on my other boat. $285 from Shoreway, special order. I'm a compass freak!

witness posted 07-02-2001 04:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for witness  Send Email to witness     
I have to agree that a large compass is very useful. I use both GPS and loran on our boats, and would not want to navigate without them, however, I still use the compass more than any other instrument, albiet, normally in conjunction with the other nav-aids.
The larger compasses are much steadier and easier to read, its ironic that on smaller boats where there is a lot of bouncing people tend to use small units. just my $0.02

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