MINI 2000 HANDBEARING COMPASS
Well known as the “HOCKEY PUCK” this has long been the most famous and popular handbearing compass of all time. This is the original Mini 2000. The key features of this compass are very important to understand, and set this compass apart from other handbearing compasses:
DAMPING – The lightweight card, floating in a special high gravity spirit oil stabilizes on-bearing quickly, and with minimal overshoot.
PARALLAX & ACCOMMODATION – The compass card is optically focused at infinity, so that bearings can be read in sharp focus with the target, and without the need for a lubber line.
LIGHTING – A light activated phosphor provides illumination without batteries.
SIGHTING – The infinity focus obviates the need for holding at arms length during disturbed conditions at sea. With no lubber line to aim, instant bearings can be read, even on a flashing light. One degree graduations take the guesswork out of accurate bearings. Size 3″ diameter. SW 0.5 lb.