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WEEMS & PLATH Bi-Rola Rule Rolling Plotter

Model # 433888Mfg # 155

Orig. $39.99

Now  $15.66

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Product Description

Smooth rolling protractor rolls fore and aft and side to side, allowing you to move a course anywhere on the chart easily. A removable protractor measures courses in True or Magnetic. Features Loran interpolator scales, a 200mm ruler and a speed/time/distance table. Lexan with brass rollers. 13-7/8" x 2-5/8".

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Weems & PlathBi Rola Rule Rolling Plotter
 
2.5

(based on 2 reviews)

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4.0

Can be very good tool

By ID sailor girl

from North Idaho, Puget Sound

About Me Intermediate Cruiser, Intermediate Sailor

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Many Features
  • Simple Controls
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • Complicated Controls
  • Not compact
  • Not-compact

Best Uses

  • Chart Plotting
  • Planning Cruising

Comments about Bi Rola Rule Rolling Plotter:

This tool has the potential to be useful for plotting courses. Its dimensions are 14" by 3", so it is not small. (The size should have been included in the description.) Its best uses are on a decent sized chart table. The forward and lateral rolling mechanism might take a few tries to become accustomed to using. There are less complicated and smaller tools that have some of the same capabilities. It might not be for everyone though.

 
1.0

Accuracy Issues

By SF_Sailor

from San Francisco, CA

Verified Reviewer

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    Cons

    • Inaccurate

    Best Uses

      Comments about Bi Rola Rule Rolling Plotter:

      I was looking for a faster/easier method for plotting than using the ol' parallel rules. This was NOT the answer. No matter how I held the device (at first, I followed the directions exactly), while rolling it along the chart, it did not always roll true. I ran test after test and compared the results to my parallel rules. This device failed time after time and without any warning, as you won't even notice as you are rolling it that it is going off.

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