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Old 23-01-2011, 11:07   #1
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How to Remove the Magnet from USB GPS ?

I'm looking for suggestions for how to remove the magnet from the Globalsat BU-353 GPS receiver. It's probably not a big deal, but I don't like to have magnets on board where there's any chance of interfering with a compass.
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I can't imagine it being a problem as long as you keep it 3 feet away from your compass. Even if it is moved close, the effect is only valid during that time.
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Old 23-01-2011, 11:27   #3
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A bit of overkill IMHO. Such a tiny magnet is not worth risking breaking your GPS for.
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question--if you have NO magnets on board, how does your autohelm work>?? how do you retrieve items from being dropped into bilges?? i have sailed on many boats with and without magnets on board-- wtf--no biggie-- keep the magnet. wont kill anything on board. what about your generator?? has many magnets--i know-- i took one apart for them for use in my bilge searching for tools..LOL
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I'm sure I'm being more than a little bit anal, but my fluxgate compass is mounted not far from the chart table and the gps puck could easily end up less than 3 feet from it.

Zee: I have the autohelm box mounted a safe distance from my other compasses (and its fluxgate core is pretty feeble anyway.) And since I drop all sorts of stuff into my bilge, some of which is plastic, I a non magnetic pick-up tool (basically a claw that extends from a flexible tube).

It's not a big deal, but if there's an easy way to do it without destroying the GPS, I'd rather take it off.
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