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  • #3795
    ianhylton
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    There was some mention of this on the technical forum regarding navigation lights – I would be interested to know how people light their compasses or which compasses with built in lighting that they favour.

    The Silva 70 une looks ideal but is the card large enough for the helm to see clearly if the compass is mounted on the mast? Also, is it designed to be continuously lit or just lit whilst you take a bearing?

    Thanks.

    #7302
    Bob Harland
    Participant

    We have a Silva 70UNE;
    is the card large enough to see if mounted on the mast? – not by my eyes, ours is mounted on the aft face of the centreboard case.

    not sure about the light, I assumed it would last through the whole night when switched on continuously. Not much good otherwise.

    Bob
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    #7475
    Bob Harland
    Participant

    according to the handbook the battery should last about 20hrs.

    #7485
    ianhylton
    Member

    Bob

    Thanks for this and your earlier reply. I use a Silva bulkhead compass mounted on a mast bracket, which is ideal for daylight albeit it is vunerable when dipping bridges. I have been playing around with chemical light sticks and gaffer tape with some success but the 70UNE is on my list to Santa.

    Thanks again.

    Ian

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