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Compass, Flush Mount, 3.75″ Combi, Black
Helmsman compass, MFG# HF-743, flush mount, black housing, 3. 75″ combi direct/top reading black dial, moveable sun shield, green illumination, compensators, 5. 2″ diameter, 4″ hole, 5 year .
Survival Compass Product Features:
Scientifically Matched Sapphire Jewel and Hardened Steel Pivot Dial Movement
Ritchie Compasses the Worlds Best Marine Compasses
E.S. Ritchie & Sons, Inc. was formed in 1850 by Edward Samuel Ritchie. Today still privately held by the Sherman Family in Pembroke, MA, Ritchie Navigation continues to be the Marine Industry leader in the manufacture of recreational and commercial magnetic compasses. Ritchie products are available to Retailers in 57 countries through 142 Distributors. OEM (original equipment manufactured) Ritchie Parts and Service are available from Ritchie Navigation headquarters and 76 Authorized Service Stations worldwide.
The Helmsman flush mount combidial compass from Richie Navigation features a 3 3/4″ CombiDamp dial with built-in green NiteVu night illumination. It has built-in compensators to easily adjust for deviation, scientifically matched sapphire jewel and hardened steel pivot dial movement and powerful Directive Force magnets for fast heading lock-on.
Jewel and Hardened Steel Pivot Dial Movement
All Ritchie Compasses use a Hardened Steel Pivot and Triple Cup Sapphire Jewel Movement. They are microscopically matched to provide smooth dial operation and fast lock-on, under the most severe conditions. There are no plastic pivots or jewels in Ritchie Compasses.
Each dial is engineered to provide the ultimate in steady, smooth performance and easy readability. Traditional Flat Dials are equipped with Ritchies race proven PowerDamp system, a lightweight baffle that eliminates spinning and dial jumping at high speeds and in rough conditions. Direct Reading and CombiDial dials are formed so that their shape also provides PowerDamp performance.
All Ritchie compasses that are intended for use on boats that could have deviation problems, have built-in compensators. These compensators are non-interactive magnets that are balanced and optimally spaced for accurate correction. Compensation instructions are included.
Directive Force Magnets
Ritchie uses special High Gauss Magnets that are field balanced and matched to each compass model, dial style and size. They are attached to the underside of the dial in pairs matched to seek and lock on to magnetic north. This provides superior accuracy and smooth, rapid response