Center console with speakers and compass


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I bought a used center console with a stereo installed
I was watching my compass and it was not swinging when I changed direction
So I opened the door of the console which has a speaker mounted in it and the compass came back to life
Two things : now I have two ugly jig saw holes to repair and need to move speaks outboard and I realize nearly everyone with stereo speakers in their center console has a non functioning compass
Not that anyone knows how to read one anymore

Has anyone experienced this?

I also realized that I ran the whole summer with a patch of barnacles that were hiding behind the bunks on the trailer...I m a dumbass

You can get some inexpensive magnetically shielded speakers at West Marine. Maybe they'll fit the same hole. If you still have some deviation you can get someone to come out and "swing" your compass and give you a table of the deviation.
Wow! Flash back to sea scouts. We did a swing every year. Went all the way up into Canada with nothing more than a compass, sounder and a chart. No electronic navigation what so ever.


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Yeah the oddity is pretty sweet
The Nevins yard where it was built was arguably the best yard in the thirties and forties
They had there own bronze foundry on site and made all there own castings

Where was the Argo based?
Bellevue/Kirkland. We got moved around by the nimby's. Bellevue's inner harbor. Kirkland, just south of the marina. Under the East channel bridge before the new one. Waterway 18 while they built the new one. Then back under the bridge. rich people didn't like us driving down their street. Then we got the dock at Clyde beach park in Bellevue. Boat gets vandalized more there than anywhere else.

Had to let he old boat go about ten years ago. Ended up with the Challengers motorboat. I don't know how they do long cruises. The old boat had seventeen berths. This one maybe nine.