Weems & Plath Hand Bearing Compass This lightweight compass is comfortable to hold and accurate even when sighting an object miles away. The hand bearing compass can be used in two different ways. To take the bearing of a point, the compass is held near the eye and read down the line of sight. A stable bearing appears in the prism in perfect focus day or night. For quick reference, a heading can be determined by looking straight down at the compass and reading the degree shown with the magnifying lens. The contrasting black and red numbers on the compass card make it quick, clear and easy to read. The compass features a liquid-dampened card with photo luminescent night lighting that quickly charges by placing the compass momentarily under bright light. No batteries are required. A colorful, sturdy, rubber housing protects the compass. It also includes an integral lanyard, which serves as a convenient neck or wrist strap. The compass has a lifetime warranty, is factory certified, and is accurate to within 1 degree. It measures 1-3/16" high x 3-3/16" diameter and weighs 4.6 ounces. The package includes directions for use and a numbered calibration certificate. 2004 Hand Bearing Compass, Yellow/Blue
Specifications for the Merkur
Full spherical construction with internal gimbal system. Accuracy of indication: less than or equal to 1. Lag error: less than or equal to 1. Oscillation period: greater than or equal to 5 sec. The above values exceed the ISO norm (International Organization of Standards). Temperature range: -22F to 158F. Vibration resistance exceeds the requirements of the BSH (German Hydrographic Institute). Seawater resistant, light alloy housing. Super-strong glass dome, insensitive to ultraviolet radiation. Red dazzle-free illumination. Concave card with clear 5 graduation. Glass dome guaranteed for life against cracking, crazing and yellowing under normal use. Oscillation-free double bottom compensates volumetric changes. Full internal gimbal system accommodates all angles of heel without compromising accuracy (all models except VZF). Apparent card diameter: 4-3/4" (120mm). Weight: 4 lbs. 8 oz. Three year warranty on body. Lifetime warranty on glass dome.
Merkur SF For horizontal flush surface mounting. 3 lubber lines. Compensation capsule available. USCG Approved #160.014/9. 73 318 Merkur SF, Black
Merkur SRF High speed/highly dampened. For horizontal flush mounting. 3 lubber lines. Compensation capsule available. Optional glare guard. USCG Approved #160.014/11. 73 157 Merkur SRF, Black Card and Bezel 74 472 Merkur SRF, White Card and Bezel
Merkur VZF High speed/Highly dampened design. For flush bulkhead mounting. Both models can be mounted with a 5 variance. 6 lubber lines for easy reading at any angle. Duplex card: easily read as a direct or dished card. Optional back cover for neat installations. Compensation capsule available for easy compensation. 73 430 Merkur VZF Compass, Black Card and Bezel 74 471 Merkur VZF Compass, White Card and Bezel (available by special order) 73 370 Bulkhead Back Cover - Black 73 371 Bulkhead Back Cover - White
Options for All Models: 73 137 Merkur Compensation Capsule
Specifications For Venus Full Spherical construction with internal gimbal system. Balanced for use in northern and southern hemispheres. Accuracy of indication: less than or equal to 1 degree. Lag error: less than or equal to 2. Oscillation period: less than or equal to 4.7 sec. These values exceed the ISO norm (International Organization of Standards). Temperature range: -22F to 158F. Corresponds with the ISO norm for commercial shipping. Vibration resistance exceeds the requirements of the BSH (German Hydrographic Institute). Seawater resistant light alloy housing with super-strong glass dome that is insensitive to ultraviolet radiation. Dished card with 1 graduation. Red dazzle-free illumination for 12 volt (24V by special request). Oscillation-free double bottom compensates volume changes in compass fluid. Accuracy at all angles of heel insured by full internal gimballing. Apparent card diameter: 5-3/4" (150mm). Cutout diameter: 6" (152mm). Weight of compass: 6 lbs. 12 oz. Weight of cylinder: 4 lbs. 1 oz. Three year warranty on body. Lifetime warranty on glass dome.
Venus Compass 73 322 Venus Compass, 1 card 73 245 Venus Compass, 5 card
Options for All Models: 73 467 Venus Compensation Capsule 73 464 White Cylinder Mount (accommodates 5" Edson and Yacht Specialties steering columns and consoles) 73 460 Black Cylinder Mount (accommodates 5" Edson and Yacht Specialties steering columns and consoles) 73 310 White Detachable Hood 73 260 Black Detachable Hood 73 311 White Hood with Visor 73 253 Black Hood with Visor
Real Glass Dome!
1 or 5 - 5-3/4" Apparent Card Size