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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
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Compass Oil - Pint 289118 SH-0154
In stock online.

$15.49

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Compass Oil - Quart 1295047 SH-0155
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$18.49

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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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Ritchie NavigationFluid for Ritchie Compasses
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate (4)
  • Reliable (4)

Cons

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Best Uses

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

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4.0

Better than buying new compasses

By Jim

from New London, CT

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Reliable Performance

Cons

  • Cost

Best Uses

    Comments about Fluid for Ritchie Compasses:

    This compass oil and a couple of new O-rings hopefully will repair old compasses so I don't have to buy new ones.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery was prompt.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Right product Fast delivery

    By WillieWeird

    from New Bern, NC

    About Me Gearhead

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fluid for Ritchie Compasses:

        Thanks

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great Product

        By Sandkicker

        from Island Heights, NJ

        About Me Professional

        Pros

        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fluid for Ritchie Compasses:

            Follow instructions carefully.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            I WOULD BUY AGAIN

            By PJ

            from PUNTA GORDA FLORIDA

            About Me Avid Adventurer, Gearhead, Outdoor Enthusiast, Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fluid for Ritchie Compasses:

                ONLY PLACE I COULD FIND THE RIGHT COMPASS OIL. LOOKS GOOD WITH EXISTING OIL.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Would purchase again

                By Reelaxen

                from East Coast

                About Me Outdoor Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                • No pouring device

                Best Uses

                • For a compass

                Comments about Fluid for Ritchie Compasses:

                Does what it is intended for

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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.

                    (7 of 7 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…"

                        (8 of 14 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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