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Old 28-04-2014, 21:20   #1
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Magnavox MX35 Flux Gate Detector ???

I'm sure lots of you folks will be able to help me here. I just discovered a Flux Gate Detector installed on my (new to us) boat (Endeavour 37), found it bolted to a below deck bulkhead, while replacing thru hulls and hoses in dry dock. What in the heck is a Magnavox MX35 Flux Gate Detector? I'm assuming it's related to the radio, possibly the SSB, I googled it, and there are lots of them for sale on E-bay, but couldn't find a description of what they're for. Anyone?
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Re: Magnavox MX35 Flux Gate Detector ???

Check to make sure it is not a flux-gate capacitor rather than a detector. If it is a flux-gate capacitor, then do not, under any circumstances, get your boat going faster than 88mph.

Don't ask me how I know this.

If it is indeed a flux-gate detector, then you have a genyouwine deviation correction unit for a 1982 satnav device.

Don't ask me how I know this.

If you can now find a flux-gate capacitor, and get your boat up to 88mph, then this flux gate detector device could be useful to you.

Assuming you set the correct time values, of course.


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Re: Magnavox MX35 Flux Gate Detector ???

Well that was fun. The Endeavour is a pretty boat, but not sexy like the Delorean in "Back to the Future". So it's possibly part of an ancient Sat. Nav? ?Thanks, I think I may end up tracing it's wires to see where they go. The boat has had many owners, and I don't think a single one eliminated anything, they just kept adding stuff.
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