Compass and dividers

The compass is one of the essential instruments in maritime navigation. It is even mandatory on board as soon as you sail more than 2 miles from a shelter (Division 240). In pleasure boating, there are mainly two types of magnetic compasses: the course compass and the bearing compass. Gyroscopic, electronic or satellite compasses are sometimes used in yachting.

THE COURSE COMPASS

It is fixed near the tiller and indicates the boat's course. There are several types and sizes of compass depending on the boats used: built-in compasses for small boats equipped with a tiller, flat or conical rose compasses which are fixed close to a wheel or, lastly, stirrup compasses which are the simplest to install but often less accurate for the skipper as they are more sensitive to the boat's movements.

The course compass indicates the magnetic heading of the boat, which must be corrected by a number of parameters to follow a true heading and a true course.

Among these parameters, the deviation of the compass due to the magnetic disturbances of the boat (engine, electrical instruments) must be measured to establish a deviation curve. Picksea's experts have designed an online training course "Establishing a deviation curve" which can be accessed free of charge on the apprendre-a-naviguer.com platform

THE HAND-BEARING COMPASS

It is portable and allows to measure the magnetic direction of a landmark in order to "take a bearing" and to be able to check the position. It can also be used to check whether or not you are on a collision course with another boat if the bearings you are measuring on the other boat are constant.

As the boat is moving, it is not necessary to establish a deviation curve for a bearing compass. However, when measuring, try to be far away from any source of magnetic disturbance (do not be located just above the engine hold...

 

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  • <h2>The VION AXIUM 3 Bearing Compass</h2> <p style="text-align:justify;">The Axium 3 compass from VION is the "rolls" of the bearing compasses. This model is well known among French boaters for being both solid and extremely reliable. With the Axium 3, you will get all your measurements right the first time!</p> <h2>Features of the VION Axium 3 bearing compass</h2>
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  • <h2 id="prod-h1" class="prod-name">Navigator's Equipment Pack</h2> <p style="text-align:justify;"><span>Whether you are sailing on your own boat or on a charter boat, this pack provides you with all the equipment you need to prepare and manage a coastal, offshore or even deep-sea cruise.</span></p> <h2 style="text-align:justify;">Features of the Navigator's Equipment Pack</h2>
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    Navigator's Equipment Pack

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  • <h2>The VION Mini 2000 - "Mini Morin" bearing compass</h2> <p style="text-align:justify;">This Vion Mini 2000 bearing compass is the famous "Mini Morin" famous in all cruising schools. Renowned for its solidity and reliability, it will find its place in your chart table and will assist you efficiently in your coastal courses.</p> <h2>Features of the VION Mini 2000 bearing compass</h2>
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  • <p style="text-align:justify;">The Harken Wet Notes notebook is a great solution for any sailor who wants to keep track of sail trim while racing. With water-proof, tear-proof paper, Wet Notes allows you to keep track of everything under any conditions and fits in your pocket. Next time you're on the water, consider this cheat sheet.</p>
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  • <div class="fiche-txt"><h2>Ritchie Navigation's Bulkhead Sport Compass</h2><div class="fiche-txt">This compass is to be embedded in vertical or inclined surfaces up to 45°. Waterproof, it is ideal for motorboats from 5 to 8 meters. It has a high-strength steel pivot and built-in compensation.</div><div class="fiche-txt"> </div><h2>Features of the Ritchie Navigation Bulkhead Sport Compass</h2></div>
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    Compass Sport for bulkheads

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  • <h2><span>Offshore 115 and Olympic 115 compass barrel</span></h2><p>This compass barrel is suitable for compasses <a href="https://www.picksea.com/fr/accastillage-et-navigation/accessoires-de-navigation-bateau/gps-compas-mesure/compas-route-magnetique/compas-offshore-115-plastimo-32041.html">Offshore 115</a> and <a href="https://www.picksea.com/fr/accastillage-et-navigation/accessoires-de-navigation-bateau/gps-compas-mesure/compas-route-magnetique/compas-olympic-115-plastimo-32043.html">Olympic 115</a> from Plastimo. Made of plastic, it allows you to transform a built-in compass into a barrel compass easily.</p>
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    Fût pour Offshore 115 et Olympic 115

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  • <h2><span style="font-family:'novecento_wide_medium', sans-serif;font-size:20px;">Olympic 115 compass for sailboats from 6 to 12m</span></h2><div class="product--header--col right"><form id="product_addtocart_form" action="https://www.plastimo.com/fr/checkout/cart/add/uenc/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cucGxhc3RpbW8uY29tL2ZyL2NvbXBhcy1vbHltcGljLTYyNzMuaHRtbD9fX19TSUQ9VQ,,/product/8809/form_key/c0kS5vRVr8VVemqJ/" method="post"><div class="product--view--caption entry mCustomScrollbar _mCS_1"><div id="mCSB_1" class="mCustomScrollBox mCS-light mCSB_vertical mCSB_inside"><div id="mCSB_1_container" class="mCSB_container" dir="ltr"><div class="pvc-description entry"><p>Plastimo's Olympic 115 flush mount compass provides a very stable and reliable reading, regardless of the angle of heel and weather conditions. It is mounted flush to the deck on a horizontal plane. Sleek design and minimal space requirements for perfect integration on deck. <strong>Optional barrel mounting:</strong> you only need to purchase the appropriate barrel (<a href="https://www.picksea.com/fr/accastillage-et-navigation/accessoires-de-navigation-bateau/gps-compas-mesure/compas-route-magnetique/fut-compas-offshore-115-olympic-115-plastimo-32044.html">ref PL-61000/ PL-61001</a>). </p><p>All parts treated against UV rays, scratch resistant dome. A magnetic compass is<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span>MANDATORY in coastal navigation from 2 MN from a shelter<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span>(<a href="https://www.picksea.com/fr/content/182-bien-choisir-son-materiel-de-securite-picksea">Division 240</a>). SOLAS-MED approved, it is also suitable for professional fishing boats and commercial vessels.</p><h2>Olympic 115 Compass Features</h2></div></div></div></div></form></div>
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    Olympic 115 Compass

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  • <h2 class="product--view--title">Offshore Compass 105 for powerboats from 5 to 10m</h2><div class="product--view--caption entry mCustomScrollbar _mCS_1"><div id="mCSB_1" class="mCustomScrollBox mCS-light mCSB_vertical mCSB_inside"><div id="mCSB_1_container" class="mCSB_container" dir="ltr"><div class="pvc-description entry"><p>The famous Offshore 105 compass from Plastimo is found on most open hulls, RIBs, motor cruisers and power catamarans. It is equipped with a retractable cover to protect it. It can be adapted to all helm stations or dashboards and offers optimum readability. Magnetic equipment mounted on a shock absorber, for excellent resistance to shocks and vibrations. A magnetic compass is<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span>MANDATORY in coastal navigation from 2 MN from a shelter<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span>(<a href="https://www.picksea.com/fr/content/182-bien-choisir-son-materiel-de-securite-picksea">Division 240</a>).</p><h2><span>Characteristics of the Offshore 105 compass</span></h2></div></div></div></div>
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    Offshore Compass 105

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  • <div class="pvc-description entry"><h2><span>Offshore 115 compass for powerboats from 8 to 12 meters</span></h2><p>Offshore 115 Plastimo compass in a very compact flush mount version with integrated 3-part sliding cover. <strong>Optional barrel mounting</strong> : you just have to buy the adapted drum separately (<a href="https://www.picksea.com/fr/accastillage-et-navigation/accessoires-de-navigation-bateau/gps-compas-mesure/compas-route-magnetique/fut-compas-offshore-115-olympic-115-plastimo-32044.html">ref PL-61000/ PL-61001</a>). SOLAS-MED approved, it is also suitable for fishing boats &amp; professional ships. A magnetic compass is<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span>MANDATORY in coastal navigation from 2 MN from a shelter<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span>(<a href="https://www.picksea.com/fr/content/182-bien-choisir-son-materiel-de-securite-picksea">Division 240</a>).</p></div><div class="pvc-frame entry"><h2 align="left">Characteristics of the Offshore 115 compass</h2></div>
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    Offshore Compass 115

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  • <h2><span>The Offshore 95 compass for powerboats from 6 to 10 m.</span></h2><p>The Plastimo Offshore 95 compass is available as a horizontal flush mounted version or on a bracket. For the flush mounted version, the compass has a very compact design. Its drilling diameter is compatible with that of the Offshore 90 and other main compasses on the market. For the bracket-mounted version, it has a wide and robust base that dampens vibrations. It can be screwed in at any angle, simply ensuring that the compass/pink assembly is horizontal. To make the caliper compass removable, it is also possible to attach it to the bracket. A magnetic compass* is<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span>MANDATORY in coastal navigation from 2 MN from a shelter<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span>(<a href="https://www.picksea.com/fr/content/182-bien-choisir-son-materiel-de-securite-picksea">Division 240</a>).</p><h2>Characteristics of the Offshore 95 compass</h2>
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    Offshore Compass 95

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  • <h2>Offshore compass 75 flush mounted or on bracket</h2><p>Whether mounted on the horizontal plane or on a bracket, the offshore compass 75 is very compact, solid and easy to install thanks to its screw fastenings. A magnetic compass is<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span>MANDATORY in coastal navigation from 2 MN from a shelter<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span>(<a href="https://www.picksea.com/fr/content/182-bien-choisir-son-materiel-de-securite-picksea">Division 240</a>)</p><h2><span>Characteristics of the Offshore 75 compass</span></h2>
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    Offshore Compass 75

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  • <h2>Plastimo Offshore 55 Compass</h2><p>The ideal steering compass for powerboats up to 6 metres</p><h2>Characteristics of the Offshore 55 compass</h2>
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    Compass Offshore 55

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  • <div class="fiche txt"> <h2>The light and transportable compass for regattas</h2> <p>Universal compass that can be mounted on any flat surface. Has a shockproof protection. Ideal for all types of boats (light dinghies, canoes, kayaks).</p> <h2>Detailed features of the Plastimo Iris Tactical compass</h2> </div>
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    Iris 100 Tactical Compass

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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>The famous Contest 101 compass to help you stay on course!</h2> <p>This Contest 101 compass, for sailboats of 9 meters and more, is very practical with its possibility of double reading from the cockpit or the cabin. It can be mounted on any type of bulkhead and is compatible with the drilling of its predecessor, the Contest 100 compass.<br />It has some very interesting technical features: an integrated bulb to light up the rose, absolute waterproofness with its Vuiton membrane, anti-UV treated parts, 3 aliads and finally, an anti-theft system!</p> <h2>Features of the Plastimo Contest 101 Compass</h2> </div>
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    Compass Contest 101

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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>The Iris 50 compass, a great classic from Plastimo!</h2> <p>This bearing and orientation compass is a great classic from Plastimo! The international press and skippers are full of praise for it! Very solid with its anti-shock protection, it is also very pleasant to use and reading on the rose is easy and precise even in rough seas. In addition, a maintenance-free photoluminescent light without batteries or radioactive tritium is integrated into the compass.</p> <h2>Characteristics of the Plastimo Iris 50 Compass</h2> </div>
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    Iris 50 floating bearing compass

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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>A compass specially designed for kayaks!</h2> <p>This compass is specially designed to accompany you on your kayak trips, it is mounted on a bracket and is attached to the kayak's lifeline with the elastic bands and hooks fixed to the compass. The compass materials are UV treated and the dome is scratch resistant. The rose is reliable in all weather conditions!</p> <h2>Features of the Plastimo Offshore 55 Compass</h2> </div>
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    Compass Kayak Offshore 55

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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>Compass suitable for light boats under 9m</h2> <p>This compass is specially adapted for sailboats with its 3 alidades. No need to drill a hole to embed the compass, 3 screw holes are enough. The cell can be dismantled after each of your outings.</p> <h2>Features of the Plastimo Mini-B Olympic Compass</h2> </div>
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    Mini-B Olympic Compass

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  • <div class="fiche-txt"> <h2>Tactical compass suitable for light boats from 8 to 12 m</h2> <p>This compass, inspired by the famous Contest 101 compass, combines the functions of a classic course compass and a tactical compass. It is suitable for light and sporty boats from 8 to 12 m. Its parts are UV treated and its dome is scratch resistant.</p> <h2>Features of the Plastimo Contest 101 Tactical Compass</h2> </div>
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    Compass Contest 101 Tactical

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