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km2x 06-15-2007 04:30 PM

Compass
 
My PO of the boat left the compass uncovered and the lenses is really fogged by the sun. Is there anything I can do besides full replacement?

kM2X

btrayfors 06-15-2007 04:35 PM

What kind of compass? If it's a good one, I'd consider a rebuild by a qualified compass repair service, like Island Compass in Florida. They did a great job on my 20-year old Danforth Constellation; looks and acts like new.

If it's a cheap one, consider upgrading or replacement.

Bill

Freesail99 06-15-2007 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by btrayfors
What kind of compass? If it's a good one, I'd consider a rebuild by a qualified compass repair service, like Island Compass in Florida. They did a great job on my 20-year old Danforth Constellation; looks and acts like new.

If it's a cheap one, consider upgrading or replacement.

Bill


I have a 6 inch constellation, what did the rebuild run ?

USCGRET1990 06-15-2007 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by km2x
My PO of the boat left the compass uncovered and the lenses is really fogged by the sun. Is there anything I can do besides full replacement?

kM2X

It can be buffed back clear. I have used Starbrights fiberglass restorer in the past. Just something with a very mild abrasive.

CapnHand 06-15-2007 04:43 PM

There was this post a while back about the fluid going cloudy (as opposed to the lens). http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-m...d-compass.html

sailingdog 06-15-2007 05:09 PM

It may not be the lens—it may be the fluid as CapnHand has pointed out.


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