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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.

$57.88

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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
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$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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Product Description

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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Ritchie NavigationExplorer Compasses
 
4.2

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (6)
  • Reliable (6)
  • Accurate (5)
  • Easy to install (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 (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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 15 customers

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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.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                S53 compass

                By Coop

                from Vineland, New Jersey

                About Me Avid Adventurer, Outdoor Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Compact
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Reliable Performance
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                • Flimsy

                Best Uses

                • River Trips

                Comments about Explorer Compasses:

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

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