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.