Originally Posted by skipmac
The compass stopped working when the boat was heeled less than
10 degrees? So that means the compass didn't work when you were motoring in calm water?
That's a first for me. Sure it wasn't a defective compass and instead of a design feature?
It was a clip on compass so it could be put away to not be stolen and it would double as a handheld compass. The compass card would hit the base when the boat heeled somewhere around 10 degrees. Universal free gimballed compasses were very expensive back then, and this was at a time when this club boat had nothing electric
beyond lights, so no VHF
, and no depthsounder other than a leadline. But this was a time when everyone I knew that had a VHF
had a crystal set.