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Fluid for Ritchie Compasses

The right refill fluid for Ritchie compasses

If you ever need to refill or top off the fluid in your Ritchie compass, the manufacturer recommends Isopar L, an odorless, colorless, refined synthetic fluid. Its low viscosity promotes quick swinging. Won't freeze or boil off at temperatures from -40º to 200º F., and it may be mixed with the mineral oil already in compasses made before 2001.

  • Sold by the pint or the quart
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Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Compass Oil - Pint 289118 SH-0154
In stock online.

$15.49

Compass Oil - Quart 1295047 SH-0155
In stock online.

$18.49

Product Description

The right refill fluid for Ritchie compasses

If you ever need to refill or top off the fluid in your Ritchie compass, the manufacturer recommends Isopar L, an odorless, colorless, refined synthetic fluid. Its low viscosity promotes quick swinging. Won't freeze or boil off at temperatures from -40º to 200º F., and it may be mixed with the mineral oil already in compasses made before 2001.

  • Sold by the pint or the quart

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4.0

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5.0

Crystal Clear

By Hank

from Sea of Cortez

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fluid for Ritchie Compasses:

      This new type damping fluid mixed well with the original 6 year old fluid, and was easy to add to the compass. Highly recommended for Ritchie Compasses. I would test first for compatibility before mixing with other brands.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      The right stuff according to Ritchie

      By Oceanconcepts

      from Puget Sound

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accurate

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fluid for Ritchie Compasses:

          From Ritchie's instructions:
          "Ritchie Compasses built between 1995 and 2000 were filled with Odorless Mineral Spirits. We recommend you replace this fluid with Isopar L. If you wish to refill the compass using Odorless Mineral Spirits you will need to make sure you purchase 100% Paraffin based Odorless Mineral Spirits. Other types of Mineral Spirits will damage the compass…"

          (7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          oderless mineral spirits NOT OIL

          By Ritchie compass owner

          from Canada

          Pros

            Cons

            • Inaccurate

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fluid for Ritchie Compasses:

              Ritchie compasses had oderless mineral spirits in them, not oil.

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