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PLASTIMO Mini Contest Sailboat Bulkhead-Mount Compasses

A good choice for bulkhead mounting on fishing and cruising powerboats and sailboats 19'-23', the Mini Contest features a legible and steady 3-1/2" apparent direct-read (read from side) red card with 5° increments. The card stays horizontal regardless of the vessel’s heel angle. Features six lubberlines and a 45°-0°-45° clinometer. Mounts on bulkheads from vertical to inclined 5°. Includes cover and 12V night light. Requires 3.1" dia. cutout. Black bezel.

  • Apparent Card Dia.: 3.4"
  • Card Type: Direct-read
  • Mounting Style: Bulkhead
  • Case Material: ABS Plastic
  • Case Dimensions: 5.6"H x 4.6"W
  • Lubberlines: Yes
  • Clinometer: Yes
  • Lighting: 12V
  • Cover/Shield: Yes
  • Maximum Mount Angle: 5°
  • Warranty: Five years
Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Mini Contest Compass, Black 10953818 55403
In stock online.

$139.99

Mini Contest Compass, White 10953826 55406
In stock online.

$139.99

Product Description

A good choice for bulkhead mounting on fishing and cruising powerboats and sailboats 19'-23', the Mini Contest features a legible and steady 3-1/2" apparent direct-read (read from side) red card with 5° increments. The card stays horizontal regardless of the vessel’s heel angle. Features six lubberlines and a 45°-0°-45° clinometer. Mounts on bulkheads from vertical to inclined 5°. Includes cover and 12V night light. Requires 3.1" dia. cutout. Black bezel.

  • Apparent Card Dia.: 3.4"
  • Card Type: Direct-read
  • Mounting Style: Bulkhead
  • Case Material: ABS Plastic
  • Case Dimensions: 5.6"H x 4.6"W
  • Lubberlines: Yes
  • Clinometer: Yes
  • Lighting: 12V
  • Cover/Shield: Yes
  • Maximum Mount Angle: 5°
  • Warranty: Five years

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Plastimo Mini Contest Compass, White
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (5)
  • Accurate (3)
  • Compact (3)
  • Easy to set up (3)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

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      4.0

      My FavoriteCompass

      By Indiana John

      from Great Lakes

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Read
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Plastimo Mini Contest Compass, Black:

          This compass looks great, is easy to read and very durable. The older larger version allowed you to read the compass from the backside inside the cabin. I've owned other compasses, but this is the one I like the best and will buy when I need a bulkhead compass.

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great product / great price

          By Cptn. Bumpa

          from Chicago /Lake Michigan

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Low price
          • Reliable Performance
          • Strong Construction
          • Waterproof

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

            Comments about Plastimo Mini Contest Compass, Black:

            Great product

            Service and delivery comments:

            Packaging and delivery were very good - no complaints!

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Looks and works great

            By Michael Meyer

            from Sacramento

            About Me Outdoor Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Reliable Performance
            • Simple Controls
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sailing

              Comments about Plastimo Mini Contest Compass, White:

              Liking the heal angle integration...

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Easy installation

              By Chris the trailer sailer

              from Maine

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Strong Construction
              • Template was accurate

              Cons

              • Instructions need detail

              Best Uses

              • Sailing

              Comments about Plastimo Mini Contest Compass, White:

              Installation was easy, but I am skilled with construction. Instructions could have been more explicit for someone who is not familiar with such installation. For example, the nylon bolts provided are much longer than I needed, but the instructions do not tell you to cut the bolts to fit. Instructions also do not tell you HOW to level the template to the boat (measuring from a common level surface (such as the gunwale), only that it needs to be level.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Check Size

              By Sailor

              from LA

              About Me sailor

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Plastimo Mini Contest Compass, Black:

                    This did not fit, despite measuring. We are exchanging for next size up. Also, covers were included, but not mentioned.

                    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Feels great to know where you are going

                    By Capt. Jean

                    from Saint Louis, MO

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Reliable Performance
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sailboats up to 30ft

                      Comments about Plastimo Mini Contest Compass, White:

                      I have this installed on my Catalina 25.
                      Mine is the white compass, so it blends really well in my bulkhead.

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