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PostSubject: Lifeboat compass housing   Lifeboat compass housing EmptySat Apr 06, 2019 8:20 pm

Needing a shrouded compass housing for a project I am building I came up with this and thought it might help others with the same problem.

Take a 15mm copper pipe elbow, the ones without the solder ring inside.......

Lifeboat compass housing Glenco10

Cut it into two parts across the centre of the bend and file the edges flat.....

Lifeboat compass housing Glenco11

Take a compass that fits inside the fitting and raise it so that it shows through the opening.......

Lifeboat compass housing Glenco12

Glue the compass inside the fitting and seal the bottom with a styrene plate, trim to shape and paint it......

Lifeboat compass housing Glenco13

Fix into the boat and Bobs your Aunty.......
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PostSubject: Re: Lifeboat compass housing   Lifeboat compass housing EmptySat Apr 06, 2019 10:16 pm

brilliant, mike...…

you are a star as usual and the master of improvisation. 

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PostSubject: Re: Lifeboat compass housing   Lifeboat compass housing EmptySun Apr 07, 2019 1:31 am

2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup Outstanding Mike  2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Lifeboat compass housing   Lifeboat compass housing EmptySun Apr 07, 2019 6:28 am

... and you've got a spare as well 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 

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PostSubject: Re: Lifeboat compass housing   Lifeboat compass housing EmptySun Apr 07, 2019 8:58 am

where did you get the compass from.



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PostSubject: Re: Lifeboat compass housing   Lifeboat compass housing EmptySun Apr 07, 2019 11:55 am

You can get those compasses in quite a few places generally they are from gift shops trinkets or even @cheap survival gear” from the camp shop, however eBay u can buy them by the 100’s easy enough.

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PostSubject: Re: Lifeboat compass housing   Lifeboat compass housing EmptySun Apr 07, 2019 1:03 pm

thanks for reply never thought of ebay rarely go on that sight.

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