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whaler al posted 03-26-2002 08:51 AM ET (US)   Profile for whaler al   Send Email to whaler al  
I am going to install a compass on my 1993 19ft outrage,just removed the deck mounted one and i am thinking about about flush mounting one. The thing is that the flush mount requiers a 4 3/4" hole in the console, It is not so much the hole, but the new electronics in the box,..The compass will set aprox 3" into the box, Any feedback
Drisney posted 03-26-2002 01:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Drisney  Send Email to Drisney     
Hi Al, obviously you are going to look and see if it can fit into the proposed hole ie:not hit the steering box. Does either placement put it closer or further from magnets? ie: speaker on the VHF ? And also...can you see it better from the position you most often drive from? ie: sitting or standing? Just a couple thoughts....Dave
White Bear posted 03-26-2002 03:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for White Bear  Send Email to White Bear     
Compromise - make yourself a spacer ring of teak large enough to fit around the compass but thick enough to prevent the compass from sinking all the way into the console. By varying the thickness of the ring you should be able to create whatever type of custom mounting befits your application.
buster1389 posted 03-26-2002 03:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for buster1389  Send Email to buster1389     
I do not know the exact set up you have, but the closer you mount your compass to you electronics and any other metalic object, the less accurate your compass is going to be.
whaler al posted 03-26-2002 06:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for whaler al  Send Email to whaler al     
Thank You Gentleman
Plenty of things to consider...I will definetly look into White Bears advise, sounds like the right move..
Tight Lines
Guts posted 03-27-2002 08:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for Guts  Send Email to Guts     
mabe you should think about (swinging the compass) I'm installing a new one on my boat also. the cost of doing this is 90 to 125 bucks and has to be done on a sunny day. good luck

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