Originally Posted by cal40john
Useless theory for those who pay to have all the work done on their boat. Useful for someone thinking about routing wires near their compass
LOL. The "professional" that rewired our pedestal
for the PO would have benefited from this information. This theory is more useful for those who pay, because the person you're paying doesn't give a crap about the accuracy of your compass
if you don't. Even more valuable theoretical information for a paying customer to absorb would be what happens when your "electrician" leaves slack in wires that run next to a moving chain on a rocking platform.
I grin when I see a giant chartplotter
sitting directly above a compass on the pedestal
. And not because the power cable run is near the compass :-)