70P Compass, Dash Mount

70P Compass, Dash Mount

70P Compass, Dash Mount

$ 130.00 USD

The 70P Compass is the standard deck compass that fits most sea kayaks with a compass recess bowl (the exceptions being the "Danish Style" kayaks by Current Designs). This compass has been around for decades and has been branded as Brunton, Nexus, Comcast, Silva. Currently it comes with a Silva nameplate/bezel. The 70P Dash Mount Compass is a thing of beauty that makes your kayak look complete and expedition ready. Seriously if you are still using an orienteering style compass with a needle while kayaking, it is time to upgrade to a direct reading deck compass -- no more waiting for the needle to stop moving while your kayak spins around and faces the wrong way.

To mount the Nexus 70P compass to your kayak (kayak must have a hemispherical compass recess, and not be a Current Designs kayak), you'll need to drill four small holes for the self-taping screws. The screws and a drilling template are included with the compass, however the included screws are longer than desirable for kayaks so we recommend either cutting them off or replacing with shorter ones (See below Recommended ...). The screw holes are generally tight enough to make a waterproof seal, but it is good practice to cover the inside tips of the screws with caulking anyway (which in addition to making a secondary seal will also protect you and your gear from getting cut by the tips of the screws inside the kayak).

Recommended Accessory:  Install Kit for 70P Compass (sold separately). This Kit includes a 1/8" thick foam rubber gasket that fills gaps between the deck and the bezel helping prevent things from catching on the bezel and breaking it off and screws of the proper length to replace the extra long ones that come the the compass.

Otherwise you'll need to find a good hardware store to buy: screws that are 3/8" long.

For composite (fiberglass etc.) and thermo-formed kayaks use a 5/64" drill bit and run it in and out a few times to slightly oversize the holes; for roto-molded PE kayaks use a 3/32" drill bit.