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12/08/2019 20:58:00

Peter Barton
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Hi Duncan, 

The Tacktick Micro compass is generally favoured, certainly in the UK.
However, other compasses are permitted and the standard RS Aero compass mount has a flat surface which you could easily mount another flat backed type of compass on.

In case of single display compasses with displays facing backwards are used the Class Rules were relaxed recently to allow the compass to be mounted anywhere on the centreline between the mast and vang cleat, so they could be moved forwards to be more viewable.
The Class Rules  C.5.1 (a) & (K)   describe how compasses and their mounts can be attached to the RS Aero. 
I hope this helps. 

12/08/2019 19:51:00

Posts: 10
Looking to buy an Aero but am confused over what type of compass can be used. All that seems to be available for use is the micro tacktick type. So, are other compasses permitted and if so, how are they fixed to the boat. Cheers Duncan


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