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Old 09-02-2010, 08:50   #1
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Proximity of Chartplotter to Compass

I am wanting to fit a Garmin 3006 to my boat, and I suddenly noted that the Installation instructions say that the minimum distance between the magnetic compass and the plotter should be 12".
My plotter would be about 2 " from the compass.
Is this a big deal, or could the compass compensation correct for this?
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The flux field from the GPS will change based on things like backlighting etc....you will not be able to correct for having it too close.
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I've installed a furno chartplotter/radar display closer to the magnetic compass than recommended and have noticed no variation in compass readings from having the display off or on. FWIW
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