Nowhere near as accurate but in good visibility will work. Likewise if you are compensating a compass. We often are contacted by insurance companies to obtain proof that their customers had their compass adjusted. Lose power or signal reliability and traditional navigation techniques will get you home. All the fluid has leaked out of this compass; the compass card is not stabilized; its motion is not damped and it swings erratically, This makes it difficult if not impossible to get a steady compass reading for steering or bearings. These relatively minor deviation errors were eliminated by replacing the four steel bolts with stainless steel bolts, and by re-positioning the solenoid and steel bracket farther away from the compass base.
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Chuck - Raymarine - Moderator Administrator. You're done when you get a message. If your bearing to Mt. Also, the heading on the pilot does not correspond with the heading on my Furuno GPS. Monday, September 2, The Compass Conumdrum.
The absence of oil in the compass dome is not a disaster, but may reduce the reliability of the compass and perhaps shorten its life. Once on a steady course, mark the course on your peloris and on the ship's compass. Some adjusters will claim that, because of their "expertise", there is no need for them to go to the trouble of going to sea with the ship. I am going to print out your comments and staple them into my Furuno manual. It should be noted that the compass adjustment cannot be completed to any verifiable accuracy without deviation being observed and adjustments made with the ship's head steady on numerous headings.