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Your favourite compass.

RupertW

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My favourite was on an old wooden boat my Dad owned. You just turned the parallel lines to the exact course you wanted then to steer you just had to stay between them. Instantly intuitive and very restful compared to “Steer 75 degrees” on a modern compass
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Refueler

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My favourite was on an old wooden boat my Dad owned. You just turned the parallel lines to the exact course you wanted then to steer you just had to stay between them. Instantly intuitive and very restful compared to “Steer 75 degrees” on a modern compass
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Reminds me of the 'Aircraft Compass' my father had on our boat ... same idea ...
 

JumbleDuck

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My favourite compass is the one that, when I’m a few miles East of a favourite Caribbean island, indicates that I’m heading straight for it.
I have a special "destination finding" compass - a pivoted arrow at the top of my mast which invariably points where I want to go.
 

Refueler

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I have a special "destination finding" compass - a pivoted arrow at the top of my mast which invariably points where I want to go.
I've got one of those !! Try on the river .... bloody arrow changes to match the line of the river as well !! So its tacking to go up[ river ... tacking to return !!
 
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