Saturday, April 24, 2010

Compass Adjuster NZ

A modern way to find an old service. It is sometimes a balancing act to adjust a compass on a small vessel even in the relative calm waters of Auckland Harbour.

MV Westport Compass Swing

On 13 April 2010  swung the compass on the MV Westport in Western Cook Strait using a far off oilrig for an analysis swing before we headed north into strong northerlies. Visual bearings and the GPS were used for the swing. 

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Constitucion in Constitucion, Chile

A new way to find an old-fashioned service by John MacKinnon, Licenced Compass Adjuster NZ. I saw this boat while on a motorbike ride in Chile but never got a chance to see if they needed their compass adjusted.