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Explorer Compasses

This compass series is for fast runabouts, bass boats, center consoles and sport boats. Three mounting options enable you to select the style appropriate for your needs. Low-profile, surface-mount models fit in tight spaces and feature a quick-release bracket. Features include built-in compensator magnets, 12V DC night lighting, jewel and steel pivot movements and movable sunshades. 2-3/4" apparent, direct-reading cards. 

  • Apparent Card Dia.: 2-3/4" or 3" 
  • Card Type: Direct or Dual 
  • Case Material: Reinforced polymers 
  • Lubberlines: Yes 
  • Clinometer: No 
  • Lighting: Yes 
  • Cover/Shield: Yes 
  • Warranty: Five years
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Bracket-Mount Explorer Compass, Black Case, Black Card 273987 B-51
In stock online.

$67.99

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Bracket-Mount Explorer Compass, Gray Case, Blue Card 597534 B-51G
Limited availability.

7% Off

$42.77

Original $45.99 Price Details

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Bracket-Mount Explorer Compass, White Case, White Card 277678 B-51W
In stock online.

$69.99

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Deck-Mount Explorer Compass, Black Case, Black Card 273995 D-55
In stock online.

$77.99

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Flush-Mount Explorer Compass, Black Case, Black Card 103541 F-50
In stock online.

$69.99

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Flush-Mount Explorer Compass, White Case, White Card 566649 F-50W
In stock online.

$69.99

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Low-Profile Explorer Compass, Black Case, Black Card 532648 S-53
In stock online.

$67.99

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This compass series is for fast runabouts, bass boats, center consoles and sport boats. Three mounting options enable you to select the style appropriate for your needs. Low-profile, surface-mount models fit in tight spaces and feature a quick-release bracket. Features include built-in compensator magnets, 12V DC night lighting, jewel and steel pivot movements and movable sunshades. 2-3/4" apparent, direct-reading cards. 

  • Apparent Card Dia.: 2-3/4" or 3" 
  • Card Type: Direct or Dual 
  • Case Material: Reinforced polymers 
  • Lubberlines: Yes 
  • Clinometer: No 
  • Lighting: Yes 
  • Cover/Shield: Yes 
  • Warranty: Five years

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Ritchie NavigationExplorer Compasses
 
4.2

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (6)
  • Easy to install (6)
  • Reliable (6)
  • Accurate (5)
  • Easy to set up (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small boats (6)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (4)
  • Day trip (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Outdoor enthusiast (5), Advanced (4), Avid adventurer (4), Casual/ recreational (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Looks great

This is to replace my old compass (the old "same brand' compass was at about 35 years old, but had a few bubbles and haze), but still worked, so replaced...Read complete review

This is to replace my old compass (the old "same brand' compass was at about 35 years old, but had a few bubbles and haze), but still worked, so replaced it with exact same brand. Short of accidently dropping my new one on the pavement, I suspect it'll give me a good long life. Have not mounted it yet, but it'll be a simple install, and suspect calibation (magnetic north) after install in my new boat will be straight forward.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

S53 compass

The compass is great, you can bet your life on it.
The mounting bracket is very flimsey and broke very easly.

The compass is great, you can bet your life on it.
The mounting bracket is very flimsey and broke very easly.

Reviewed by 16 customers

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4.0

Yes I would buy this product again. Easy to install.

By Randy

from Bainbridge, NY

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Use
  • Quality Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Boats
    • Pontoon Boats
    • Sailing

    Comments about Explorer Compasses:

    Like it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Easy install to replace my broken compass.

    By Buzzcut

    from South Jersey

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Boats

      Comments about Explorer Compasses:

      Good product

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Compass was great. Shipping was horrible.

      By Lynne

      from Satellite Beach

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Boats

        Comments about Explorer Compasses:

        Your shipping process needs to be improved. I place an order for 3 items. They all shipped separately, with NO communication from West Marine. Most companies send email updates when something ships, with tracking numbers. As large as West Marine is, I think you really need to keep your customers updated.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Looks great

        By 17' Seahawk

        from Bothell, WA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Boats

          Comments about Explorer Compasses:

          This is to replace my old compass (the old "same brand' compass was at about 35 years old, but had a few bubbles and haze), but still worked, so replaced it with exact same brand. Short of accidently dropping my new one on the pavement, I suspect it'll give me a good long life. Have not mounted it yet, but it'll be a simple install, and suspect calibation (magnetic north) after install in my new boat will be straight forward.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          I would buy this product again.

          By Madmark

          from Fort Lauderdale, Fl.

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Boats

            Comments about Explorer Compasses:

            My old compass was a sealed unit that lasted ten years before the fluid leaked out.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Picked up in store.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            3.0

            The Best I Have Found

            By Hector

            from Miami, FL

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • EASY to deal with.

            Cons

            • NONE.

            Best Uses

              Comments about Explorer Compasses:

              My 1887 Wellcraft.

               
              4.0

              Ritchie compass

              By jpearso8

              from Savannah, ga

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • had to wire into circuit

              Best Uses

              • Small Boats

              Comments about Explorer Compasses:

              Was easy to install. Seems to be built very well. Really enjoy the product, have told friends about this particular compass.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              What I expected

              By Nine

              from New Hampshire

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Quality Construction

              Cons

              • Not the same as the old o

              Best Uses

              • Large Boats

              Comments about Explorer Compasses:

              Quality product at a reasonable price received in two days. I have not used it at night yet but I have reason to believe the light is tinted green. I did not see that in the discription and not sure I will like it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great Product

              By Tim

              from pompano beach

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Use
              • Installation Was Easy
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Small Boats

                Comments about Explorer Compasses:

                Great Product

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                A simple but effective navigation tool

                By Joe Vee

                from Marco Island, Florida

                About Me Bad With Directions, Outdoor Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Compact
                • Reliable Performance
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Day Trips

                  Comments about Explorer Compasses:

                  The compass is a reliable substitute for my on board GPS. In the event of a power failure , I can count on my compass to ,get me home.

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