Compass Adjuster. Compass adjustment is the compensation of these deviating forces with correctors. Correctors may be permanent magnets or soft iron. Correcting the compass in small vessels may also involve siting the compass in a more favourable position.
How to Use a Boat Compass (Complete beginners guide)
Sailtrain: Navigation and Chartwork, Compass Deviation.
Every boat should have a compass and a sailor that knows how to use it. It isn't difficult to use one - it's just so easy to make mistakes if you've never learned to use them. In this post I learn you how. How to use a boat compass?
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The humble steering compass is still an important navigational tool. Here are some useful ways to check your compass is giving an accurate reading. Before GPS sets became so ubiquitous, swinging a compass was a yearly ritual for most boat owners, and the compass was the most important navigational tool onboard. After all, even a small error could have a major effect on an Estimated Position calculation. These days, we might not depend on them to the same extent, but the humble steering compass is still an important navigational tool.