Sorry if this has been addressed before. I searched for several hours trying to find a thread that addressed this problem. My awesome Raymarine Wheel
, mounted on the pedestal
, throws my pedestal compass
off by 11 degrees. I can't rely on my fluxgate compass
, that would require having the auto pilot system on all the time, a heavy load on my feeble battery
capacity. As this effect is there with the system on or off, my options seem to be relocate the compass or shielding the motor
somehow. There is an additional option to adjust the compass but that is something, for me, that poses many questions: Though the magnetic interference
source would be fixed and stable, would adjusting the compass to compensate mess with it as the boat turned ? The shielding would be an ugly mess, the relocation to the bulkhead would be a new hole, new wires, and inconvenient location, and the hole in the pedestal. All bad solutions. Help me sort this one out guys...