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Hand bearing compass

Postby sahona » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:55 pm

Is the plastimo Iris 50 the only rubber puck compass made these days?
My old one has sprung a leak and refuses to stay repaired for any length of time.
Can I justify £50 for something I don't really like the look of and now seems to come in children's welly boot colours? - no.
Any old sestrels lying idle anywhere?
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Re: Hand bearing compass

Postby Nick » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:16 am

sahona wrote:Is the plastimo Iris 50 the only rubber puck compass made these days?
My old one has sprung a leak and refuses to stay repaired for any length of time.
Can I justify £50 for something I don't really like the look of and now seems to come in children's welly boot colours? - no.
Any old sestrels lying idle anywhere?


Why not use it as an excuse to get yourself a new pair of decent bins with a compass built in ?
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Re: Hand bearing compass

Postby sahona » Sat Jul 02, 2016 12:52 pm

I have 5 binoculars including zoom and image-stabilised. Yup, you're right I don't have compass, range-finder or night vision built in so I could do with a few more.
Anyway, I gorilla-glued a plastic disc to the (cracked) bottom (diaphragm) of the leaky unit and this time filled it with lamp oil rather than turps.
It's a Plastimo mini compass and seems OK so far, though I was disappointed to note that the lanyard has turned into a pile of UV powder and the rubber is feeling a little tacky. I'm not sure I'll get another 30 years from it.
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Re: Hand bearing compass

Postby claymore » Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:37 pm

Nothing worse than a tacky rubber
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Re: Hand bearing compass

Postby sahona » Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:02 pm

Nae problem if you're deaf
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Re: Hand bearing compass

Postby Aja » Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:12 pm

Yeuch!

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Re: Hand bearing compass

Postby Pete Cooper » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:42 am

I have an elderly in good nick that I want to sell. Please pm me if interested.

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Re: Hand bearing compass

Postby Nick » Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:56 am

Pete Cooper wrote:I have an elderly in good nick that I want to sell. Please pm me if interested.


Sorry, we don't encourage people-trafficking on this forum. Kindly peddle your elderly elsewhere :)
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Re: Hand bearing compass

Postby sahona » Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:52 pm

What's the issue with prising out the tritium thing then fitting an LED and lithium cell. The tritium isn't tritting any more so I guess it'll be OK as long as I don't actually eat it. I'll recycle with the electronic stuff. The compass keeps making bubbles so I still have a leak somewhere but it should be usable for a season between refilling. I can cope with the sticky rubber for now.
Actually, I don't really use it that often, it's just that I used to and it's a shame to actively dismiss old skills - just in case.
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Re: Hand bearing compass

Postby Belle Serene » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:56 pm

sahona wrote:Is the plastimo Iris 50 the only rubber puck compass made these days?


No. The Axium ones are better made.

I have a spare one as I lost it for a while and of course found it the moment I'd replaced it.


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