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Ritchie Explorer S-53 Surface-Mount Compass

Item # 28012
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Key Features

  • 2-3/4" direct-reading powerdamp dial

  • 12-volt night lighting

  • Movable sunshield

  • Built-in compensators

  • Simple installation

Our Price   $59.99

Availability: In Stock

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Product Description
ritchie Designed specifically for runabouts, small center consoles and bass boats. With a 2-3/4" direct-reading powerdamp dial, these compasses feature 12-volt night lighting, a movable sunshield, built-in compensators and simple installation. Outside dimensions: 2-7/8"H x 3-5/8"W.

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Ritchie Explorer S-53 Surface-Mount Compass

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Nice compass

By TFD2001

from Tuscola, IL

About Me Gearhead

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  • Compact
  • Easy To Read
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Simple Controls
  • Strong Construction
  • Waterproof


    Best Uses

    • Fishing
    • Small Boats

    Comments about Ritchie Explorer S-53 Surface-Mount Compass:

    Not exactly what I was hoping for, but nice for what it is, and I made it work for me.. Not ideal for a larger boat, but perfect for your run about, or fishing boat..

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    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    • Q:

      How does this mount on the dash. Glue,screws..etc is their a mounting bracket included? Would this work in a car and what are the dimensions?
      Thank you
      Asked on 11/4/2009 by Anonymous

      1 answer



        This is a marine compass so it would mount with a screw through the dash of your boat. I highly doubt that you would want to mount this in your car with a screw through the dash. We do not make recommendations on how to use our products in any way that is different than their intended use, for legal purposes. The outside dimensions for this compass are: 2-7/8"H x 3-5/8"W

        Answered on 11/10/2009 by OVERTON'S from TECHNICIAN
    • Q:

      Do you carry the S-53W (white)
      Asked on 6/4/2009 by Anonymous

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        Please contact our technical department at 1-888-683-7866 for information on special ordering this compass in white

        Answered on 3/11/2011 by Justin from Overton's
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