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    Re: Fluxgate compass
    From: Richard B. Emerson
    Date: 2002 Jan 29, 2:56 PM

    Oh, agreed!  Although, oddly, we were able to get a handheld fluxgate compass
    to work on the steel-hulled and masted schooner Ocean Star (built and operated
    by Ocean Navigator magazine in the 90's).  Readings taken amidships weren't
    very reliable but at the bow and stern the results agreed well with the
    ship's compass.
    
    FWIW, Raymarine (ex-Raytheon Marine) recommends keeping the sensor close the
    ship's center of motion to minimize false readings from yawing motions.
    
    Rick
    S/V One With The Wind, Baba 35
    
    Dan Allen writes:
     > On Tuesday, January 29, 2002, at 12:37 PM, Richard B. Emerson wrote:
     >
     > > "[...]my boat was fiberglass hulled so it was not too big of a
     > > problem[...]"
     > > Er, not always.  One With The Wind has fiberglass hull and deck /
     > > cabinhouse
     >
     > I meant in comparison to a metal-hulled vessel.  It took some searching
     > to mount mine as well.  We ended up putting them in a small locker near
     > the center of the vessel, down low.
     >
     > Dan
    

       
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