The Hand bearing compass is a trusted tool used by sailors to verify positioning, determine if you are securely at anchor or on a collision course. The Weems & Plath Hand Bearing Compass (model 2004) stands out among other hand bearing compasses as accurate, durable and compact. The Weems & Plath hand bearing compass is easy to read either day or night. It’s clearly readable even if you wear glasses. The compass is armored with a brightly colored yellow and blue rubber housing that protects the hand bearing compass and makes it easy to find. The Weems & Plath hand bearing compass is a hockey puck style compass that is light weight and easily to stow in a jacket pocket or around your neck. This style hand bearing compass is held against your cheek to take bearings which can be easier to take accurate bearings, particularly on a rocking vessel. The Weems & Plath hand bearing compass is similar in appearance and quality to the Plastimo Iris 50 hand bearing compass. The Weems & Plath model 2004 hand bearing compass is for the northern hemisphere only. At less that $150, this is a real quality navigation instrument that you will be happy to have on board.
This Weems & Plath hand bearing compass features:
- A hand bearing compass that comes complete with directions for use, a compass calibration certificate, and a compass lanyard for neck or wrist.
- Convenience. A heading can be quickly determined by looking straight down at the compass and reading the course shown through the magnifying lens.
- A stable bearing appears in the prism in perfect focus day or night. easy to plat a bearing accurately within 1-2 degrees.
- A liquid-dampened card with photo luminescent night lighting that quickly charges by placing the compass for just a few seconds under bright light. No batteries are required for this bearing compass.
- Contrasting black and red numbers on the Weems & Plath hand bearing compass card make it quick, clear and easy to read.
- To take the bearing of a point, the compass is held near the eye and read down the line of sight. Easier than the arms length bearing compasses in rough conditions.
- Lifetime Weems & Plath warranty
- Weems & Plath factory certified – accurate to within 1 degree