C. Plath Merkur

“Precision out of passion” is the motto of C-Plath, the renowned German manufacturer of magnetic compasses for 150 years. C-Plath Hamburg has set an industry standard of excellence for compasses that are unsurpassed in accuracy, reliability and durability in extreme physical conditions that include rough seas and punishing climates.

Built to function reliably in enviroments where strong vibrations, saltwater, heat, humidity and cold are the norm, these exceptional compasses are found on any boat where safety and performance are top priority. Weems & Plath is the sole distributor of C-Plath compasses in North America.

Features of the Merkur compass series:
120mm () apparent card diameter
For use on sailboats, motorboats and lifeboats
– Extremely shock-resistant
– Well suited for high speeds
– Strong glass dome – blocks UV rays
– Various mounting options
– Two year warranty on compass
– Lifetime warranty on dome
– Certified by GL (Notified Body 0098) according to the requirements 96/98/EC in accordance with module B and D (Wheelmark).

Technical Data:
– 12V or 24V lightning,red,glare free
– Compass weight: 1.6kg/3.5lbs
– Deviation error <1 degree - Friction error <1 degree - Lag error <2 degrees - Oscillation period >4.7 seconds
– Temperature range: -30 to 60 degrees (-22F to 140F)
– Cut-out diameter: 139mm (5.5 inches)
– Pitch diameter of flange: 155.5 mm (6.1 inches)
– Installation depth: 72 mm (2.8 inches)