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Compass repair? Replace?

My Ritchie compass leaks, and appears to have small cracks in the globe. There are two repair shops on LI. Has anyone had one repaired? How much $? I see that new ones start around $200. They also come in black or white, with black, white or blue cards. Any preferences? Why?
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I had mine rebuilt a few years ago by a guy in Egg Harbor Nj . I think It cost $65 and looks like a brand new compass. New fluid, lense, compensating magnets etc. and painted.
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I was able to find someone to rebuild my compass 3 years ago. The lens was replaced and the oil topped off. Still looks good. I considered a replacement but I am glad that I kept the original. The Richie compass that I have is no longer available. I could have fit another one in the same spot but it was easier and cheaper to have the repair done.

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I had two Ritchie Globemaster compasses completely rebuilt a couple years ago. The cost was about $200 each, but that was less than half the cost of new Globemasters. I used Andrews Compass Service in Mattapoisett, MA.



Compass on left has been re-built, compass on right has not been (yet) - it was the better of the two before the rebuilding.
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You might also want to contact Ritchie. Some of the companies will offer generous deals on simply replacing it with an all-new one. Which may or may not interest you, but does come with a new warranty as well.
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Capt Gil Porter repairs compasses here . he also adjusts them on your vessel . the cost is a lot less than buying a new one. i had the card with magnets replaced.
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