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Knotmeter testing and compass gasket

A couple of quick questions..
My 1982 starwind 22 has a needle style knotmeter that is not working..
When i flick the thru hull with my finger it spins fine..
the wires are sealed inside the end of the transmitter...
Should I stick a voltmeter into the wires ???
Any proper order that i should test it in.??
I guess it could be the run of wire from bow to stern..


also, I bought a replacement 4" compass at westmarine for a great price...
there was no gasket though..
what would you recommend, something more foamy or something more rubbery...
is there a secret where to get it ??


Thanks for your help,
Joey
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What make/model knot meter is it? Don't break the insulation on the wires... that's usually a big mistake on marine equipment.

As for the compass, see if you can find some 2-3mm neoprene.

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