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Handbearing Compasses

Handbearing compasses

Iris 50 compass

The Iris 50 compass is clear evidence that
a sturdy marine compass no longer needs
to look austere.
• Good protection against hard knocks : 
the smooth finish feels soft in your hand, and it will not slip, even if it is wet.
• Outstanding legibility
of the card, with one-degree graduations.
• No parallax error : a prism projects the reading of the bearing to infinity. This also contributes to a more comfortable operation, 
as you do not need to alternate close-reading to read the card and infinite-reading to take bearings.
• Optimum conditions to take bearings, thanks to the superb card stability and the wide 20° field of view, which will accommodate the roughest sea conditions.
• Most accurate bearing : the pivot and very hard stone are 
a guarantee of long life and shock resistance of your compass.
• Soft bottom cell : engineered using ultra-sonic welding, it acts like an expansion diaphragm, preventing the formation of bubbles and leaks.
• Built-in photoluminescent lighting, completely maintenance-free, impervious to corrosion, operates without batteries 
or radio-active tritium.
• Course reading from above the compass : you can read 
your compass like a standard compass, with no need to look through the prism.
IRIS 50 In shell-pack
Blue  21807
Yellow  23117
Olive green  38179
• Two functions : handbearing and traditional compass.
• Graduation : every 1°.
• Field of view : 20°.
• Clearance : ±12°.
• Built-in photoluminescent lighting.
• Red lubber lines.
• Weight : 105 g.
Handbearing compasses

Iris 100 compass

Comes complete with protection padded pouch, bracket and assembly screws.
The Iris 100 is a universal compass : 
• It can be installed on any inclination or position : vertical, horizontal, laying flat, upside down...
• It is a course compass which can also be used to take bearings.
• It can be taken away and moved around the boat : it is simply clipped on a smooth-edge bracket, designed not to catch sails or hurt fingers.
• A soft rubber casing provides efficient protection against shocks.

These features make the Iris 100 an ideal compass for small boats (dinghy, kayak, canoe, small fishing boat...).
Options Reference
Additional bracket 22477
IRIS 100 With lighting Without lighting
Blue  23488 21811
Yellow  25491 25334
• Conical card with double reading (direct and horizontal).
• Gimballed magnetic set : the card remains perfectly horizontal, whatever the angle of the compass installation.
• 2 mobile lubber lines.
• Legendary Plastimo pivot and hard stone guarantee the accuracy and the durability.
• Iris 100 floats.
• Weight : 295 g.
• Comply with ISO 613.
Handbearing compasses

Wooden holders

Handbearing compasses

Protection pouch

Navy blue coated canvas outside, for resistance to abrasion.
Foam padding inside, for efficient protection against shocks.
Stainless steel press-stud closure. Can be worn on a belt, thanks to strap and press-stud on the back. Thanks to the grommet designed for the compass lanyard, you can carry your compass around your neck and also use it, with the protection pouch always "tied" to the compass.
Version Reference
Protection pouch 38184
Handbearing compasses

Wooden gift box alone

Compass sold separately.
Treat a friend or treat yourself : the Iris 50 in a solid wooden gift box with a brass plaque is a superb personal object, and a perfect idea for a present.
Version Reference
Wooden gift box alone 25339
Handbearing compasses

PVC holder

Handbearing compasses

Doris compass

Traditional compass designed for small crafts. Presented in a varnished wooden box, with transparent plexiglas sliding lid.
• White card, graduated every degree and intercardinal points.
• Apparent diameter of the card : 72 mm.
• 1 fore-and-aft line and 2 lubber lines at 45°.
• Gimballed.
• Accurate up to 60° rolling and 30° pitching.
• Dimensions : 152 x 152 x 100 mm.


Compass Iris 50 Olive Green



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