Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.

NavList:

A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Message:αβγ
Message:abc
Add Images & Files
    or...
       
    Reply
    Re: Fluxgate compass
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2002 Jan 29, 11:17 AM

    On my boat the installer of the fluxgate compasses spent quite some
    time looking for places in the boat which were as far away from
    metal as possible in which to install them, but no extra compensating
    magnets were used.  Of course my boat was fiberglass hulled so it
    was not too big of a problem...
    
    Dan
    
    -----Original Message-----
    From  Navigation Mailing List
    [mailto:NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM]On Behalf Of Lu Abel
    Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 9:58 AM
    To: NAVIGATION-L{at}LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM
    Subject: Re: Fluxgate compass
    
    I took Craig's question differently, however:  Before even starting to
    develop a deviation table for a compass, a good compass adjustor first
    tries to minimize the compass's deviation though use of the compensating
    magnets within the compass and even external devices such as quadrential
    balls and Flinders sticks (the latter two are used mostly on steel vessels
    since, as one might imagine, it's quite difficult to get a compass to read
    correctly when surrounded by a big lump of iron).  Is this sort of
    compensation also done for fluxgate compasses?  Is it the same as or
    different from the way it is done for traditional compasses?
    

       
    Reply
    Browse Files

    Drop Files

    NavList

    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    Name:
    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Email:
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.
    Email:

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Subject:
    Author:
    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site