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Hand bearing compasses

  • IRIS 50 Hand bearing compass

    Plastimo
    Original price €69,99 - Original price €69,99
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    The compass PLASTIMO IRIS 50 is shapely and functional in many respects: very good resistance to shocks, excellent readability, optimal for taking ...

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  • 70 UNE Compass

    SILVA
    Original price €139,99 - Original price €139,99
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    The SILVA 70 UNE compass is ideal for small boats, dinghies or as a secondary compass for charter crews. The compass has an integrated illumination...

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  • Tacking Master

    AWN Watersports
    Original price €79,99 - Original price €79,99
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    The Tacking Master™, the regatta tactical strategy tool is produced in Denmark and is fully analog and waterproof. The main wind direction is set o...

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  • Iris 100 compass holder

    Plastimo
    Original price €10,99 - Original price €10,99
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    This compass holder from Plastimo is suitable for all Iris 100 compasses of the Plastimo brand. The bracket is made of white plastic and can be eas...

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  • Iris 100 compass yellow with lighting

    Plastimo
    Original price €129,99 - Original price €129,99
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    The compass Iris 100 from Plastimo is a real all-purpose compass. It can be installed both fixed and can also be used hand bearing compass - making...

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  • IRIS 100 compass yellow without illumination

    Plastimo
    Original price €89,99 - Original price €89,99
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    The compass Iris 100 from Plastimo is a real all-purpose compass. It can be installed both fixed and can also be used hand bearing compass - making...

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  • IRIS 100 compass blue with illumination

    Plastimo
    Original price €129,99 - Original price €129,99
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    The compass Iris 100 from Plastimo is a real all-purpose compass. It can be installed both fixed and can also be used hand bearing compass - making...

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  • IRIS 100 compass blue without illumination

    Plastimo
    Original price €94,99 - Original price €94,99
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    The compass Iris 100 from Plastimo is a real all-purpose compass. It can be both permanently installed and can also be used as a hand bearing compa...

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  • Universal Compass 70UN

    SILVA
    Original price €99,99 - Original price €99,99
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    The ideal compass for small boats and dinghies and for all watercraft on which you want to determine the course in between! The SILVA Universal Com...

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  • Boats & Yachts Kantschuster Hand bearing compass

    Boote & Yachten Kantschuster
    Original price €31,50 - Original price €31,50
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    The hand bearing compass from Boote & Yachten Kantschuster is beautiful to look at and with its plastic housing light and super practical.It is...

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  • Bearing compass

    AWN Watersports
    Original price €13,99 - Original price €13,99
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    A real bearing compass for little money! This bearing compass can do everything that a bearing compass must be able to do. He is integrated into a ...

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Terrestrial navigation with the hand bearing compass

In terrestrial navigation, the location of the ship can be determined by compass bearing. This is especially necessary when the shipboard electrical and electronic systems fail and one cannot rely on a handheld GPS unit that is independent of the ship's electrical system.

A magnetic compass bearing can be used to determine the direction in which a particular bearing object can be seen from the ship. With the hand bearing compass, you take a bearing over the rear sight and read the bearing degree on the compass card. Before the bearing is entered on the chart, it must be corrected for local declination and deviation. The Plastimo Iris 100 and Silva 70 models are universal compasses that can also be used as steering compasses. They are held and read with the arm extended as far as possible outside the range of the ship's deviation. This makes the deviation negligible.

The Plastimo Iris 50 model, on the other hand, is a hand-only bearing compass that is held directly to the eye when taking bearings. Therefore, the bearing values must be loaded with the deviation in addition to the local declination before entering them in the nautical chart. For example, if you take a bearing on a lighthouse whose position is known from the nautical chart, you will obtain a bearing line on which the ship is located. If you take bearings of two stationary objects in quick succession, you will get two bearing lines at the intersection of which the ship is located. If you take a bearing of three stationary objects in the same way, you get an error triangle in whose area you assume the ship's location.

Marine binoculars (7x50) with integrated compass, such as Steiner Commander, Steiner Navigator, the awn binoculars, Searanger IV or Minox Nautik binoculars allow very convenient terrestrial bearings.

Some binoculars also have a graticule in the reading field, which allows the estimation of distances of the bearing object.

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