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« on: June 30, 2014, 04:43:02 pm »

Looks pretty nifty for a good price.  I'm not sure if it's an improvement on the silva but I do love me some Cammenga compasses.

http://www.cammenga.com/Tritium-Protractor-Compass-p/d3-t.htm



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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2014, 07:55:42 pm »

I had one.  Paid more for it.  Completely worth it.

Lost it into the void that is the US Army, but am about to buy that one linked there (after a quick search for a better deal)




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And I just bought one.  Price seems about right.

I did manage to resist the wrist compass though!
http://www.cammenga.com/tritium-wrist-compass-p/j582t.htm
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2014, 01:10:31 am »

Is this an acceptable replacement for the Silva?  I can't find my silva, and I'd rather have a new and bright tritium compass for the the fast approaching Fairbanks winter.
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2014, 05:39:46 am »

That's really up to Allan.  I just don't care for Silva was why I was intrigued by Cammenga making a baseplate.
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2014, 06:02:54 am »

Not yet, I am really inclined to keep with the proper Silva/Suunto compasses for now. 


Still seeing the correct MOD compasses for 9.99 gbp so it's hard to feel like we need a replacement. 

I cannot imagine being excited about a Cammenga base plate compass when you could own a Barker or Stanley compass for the same price. 

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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2014, 06:22:57 am »

Please post a link to the MOD compasses I have only found them in the US for $90.  I have a compass addiction anyway.
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2014, 06:27:26 am »

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SILVA-SWEDEN-MARCHING-COMPASS-BRITISH-ARMY-MILITARY-MARCHING-COMPASS/141327537567?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131017132637%26meid%3D8007834144651315830%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D20131017132637%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D121355418529



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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2014, 06:29:47 am »

Ah, I avoid used Silvas like the plauge that they are.  The tritium is always spent.

By the way weasle that dang day-glo yellow base plate would look gash with your spiffy uniform Tongue
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2014, 07:22:51 am »

http://www.greatlakesurvival.com/navigation-products.html

D3-T for $66 ^


OOS but $51 here:

http://www.usaboatstore.com/Cammenga-D3-TCS.htm
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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2014, 08:17:26 am »

The paint on stuff used on the Silvas is sort of crap.   Much akin to the radium paint on a lot of the older stuff, it just does not age all that well unless you cake it on like a televangelist preachers wife's makeup.
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