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post #7 of Old 08-06-2014
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Re: Bad compass?

Originally Posted by motogon View Post
As I stated before: I took compass off the boat, walk on marina deck with it in hands - same problem, it reads North almost every direction. If I turn to South it reads West.
Ah... What are you wearing? A fellow I know swore by the benefit of a magnetic bracelet to relieve his arthritis but always complained that his "lousy" compass always "thought" north was to his left, regardless of what direction he was facing. Keeping him away from the binnacle solved the problem.

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