Ideal Compass for Dinghies and Small Keelboats

December 2022 News

Many sailors prefer compasses mounted on the centerline of the boat over those on a bulkhead. Perfect for deck or binnacle installation, the RU-90 Voyager Sailboat Racing Flush Mount compass from Ritchie Navigation is designed specifically for sailing. Whether racing, cruising or daysailing, it's the ideal choice for dinghies and small keelboats.

Made in the USA, the RU-90 Voyager's 3" blue PowerDamp flat card is set on a hardened steel gimbal with a sapphire bearing. Combined with powerful DirectiveForce™ magnets, the compass dial responds quickly to heeling and pitching without jumping and spinning. Lock-on is smooth and steady whether tacking and gybing or making minute course changes. The RU-90 Voyager also provides something electronic navigation can't: an immediate, accurate heading when sailing slowly or becalmed.

The card of the RU-90 Voyager has bright white 30° numbers and 5° gradient marks, while the dome has four white 45° lubber and single yellow 0° lines. This allows the heading to be viewed from virtually any position.

Exceptionally durable, the RU-90 Voyager has a 5-1/4" W black composite housing that installs into a 3-1/2" hole with only 1-3/4" of clearance required. 100% repairable, the RU-90 Voyager Sailboat Racing Flush Mount compass from Ritchie Navigation comes with a five-year warranty and has an MSRP of $147.57.

Contact Ritchie Navigation, 243 Oak St., Pembroke, MA 02359. 781-826-5131.

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