SailNet Community - View Single Post - rebuilding compass
View Single Post
Old 08-01-2013
erps's Avatar
erps erps is offline
the pointy end is the bow
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: La Conner, Washington
Posts: 6,242
Thanks: 2
Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
Rep Power: 10
erps will become famous soon enough erps will become famous soon enough
Re: rebuilding compass

I replaced a diaphram on a compass years ago. The compass manufacturer wanted me to send the compass in to have it done, saying I would never get enough fluid back in to prevent a bubble. They mentioned putting the fluid in the freezer for a DIY'er but I found an easier method.

Tape a string onto the diaphram. Pour the fluid in while pulling on the diaphram a bit. Fill the compass up. As you're putting the plug back in, have it facing up and release the diaphram a bit to so that fluid is spilling out of the plug while you're tightening it up. No bubbles on the first try.
S.V. Nikko
1983 Fraser 41
La Conner, WA

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Boating for over 25 years, some of them successfully.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
The Following User Says Thank You to erps For This Useful Post:
fryewe (08-01-2013)