Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-02-2010, 07:50   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Cape Town
Boat: An Aluminium cruiser about 50 ft or less long
Posts: 16
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?
espresso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2010, 07:55   #2
Senior Cruiser
Sailmonkey's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Houston
Boat: '76 Allied Seawind II, 32'
Posts: 4,622
The flux field from the GPS will change based on things like backlighting will not be able to correct for having it too close.
Sailmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2010, 09:53   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 543
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
lancelot9898 is offline   Reply With Quote

chartplotter, compass

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
To Chartplotter or not to Chartplotter, that is the question. tardog Navigation 44 20-03-2011 16:56
Charts and Compass vs GPS / Chartplotter kcmarcet Navigation 47 16-11-2009 07:52
Compass 28 Jim Mc Monohull Sailboats 0 17-05-2009 03:54
Compass Deviatrion-Compass Card Paul Bradbury General Sailing Forum 6 05-02-2006 14:34
The Compass Pblais Marine Electronics 1 23-01-2006 18:58

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:30.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.