Will My New Electronic Package Affect My Compass?

In the photo above, which represents a really common situation on modern sailboats the question is whether or not the electronic equipment you see installed in the pod box will have any noticeable impact on the compass mounted in the middle of all the gear. For you power boaters, a tight dash mount on a center console or walk-around can create a similar situation. The answer to the question is to always check. I’ve had the magnet in a VHF radio mic send a compass crazy! That said, the new ...