58 Kayak Compass
|Bruton 58 Kayak Compass - The Bruton 58 Kayak Compass is waterproof and built to last - exactly what you need for open water navigation. The direct reading disk is easy to read in all light conditions. 10 degree graduations provide for precise on-the-water navigation. Its shockproof, dependable and capable of taking the worst you and the elements can dish out. This excellent compass clips to your deck rigging with four easy clip elastic bungee cords.|
I hard-mounted two of these 58's to the deck hatches in my sit-on-top tandem sailing sea kayak by disassembling each housing (2 screws), removing the bungee straps & neoprene pad, bolting each housing directly to the kayak with brass screws, washers, & nuts, and then reassembling each housing (2 screws). That way, both persons in the kayak have their own compass to monitor, and one compass backs up the other. In my usage, I have found the following: the Brunton 58 is very accurate, both give the exact same reading, they can handle lots of heavy wave activity on the open sea/Gulf of Mexico, and they look great mounted to my boat! In addition to the two that I have hard-mounted on my sea kayak, I have a third 58 that I use with my inflatable tandem kayak; for this I use the bungee straps provided with the compass and simply strap it to the deck rigging.
Frankly I don't need a compass for all my sea kayaking as I can follow the landmarks with my eyes. But on large crossings it helps to use the compass to stay on a bearing which keeps me tracking on a line. This minimizes the distance I cover and therefore conserves energy. Pretty easy to do. I like this compass its a great tool in my gear bag.
58 Kayak Compass by Brunton for Kayaking
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