Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bowen Island, British Columbia
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Compass placement (newbie)
I purchased an old C&C Redwing (1970) 30'. She had no compass so, after much research/thought, I purchased a Danforth A140 bulkhead mount (bulkhead has 20 degree slant). She's a tiller boat and it seems like "natural" spot for the helmsman is on the port side right behind the bulkhead (engine controls are there under the seat, instruments are on the side of the seat on the starboard side so you can't see them if you're positioned starboard). Unfortunately, most of the electrical/electronics (i.e. fuse panel, radio, wiring) is on the port side on the other side of the bulkhead. So the dilemna is this: would I be best putting the compass on the starboard side bulkhead (or maybe this is the ONLY bulkhead alternative with all the potential electrical interference issues) OR can I put it on the port side so that I can more easily and accurately read the compass. Or pehaps someone has a "third alternative".
Thanks in advance for any ideas/thoughts!