Silva 70P MN Marine Compass Sea Kayak Accessory  £84.99

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Silva 70P Marine Bulkhead Compass For Small Boats / Kayaks - Magnetic North Balanced

The Silva 70P compass is a bulkhead mount boat compass designed for smaller boats that gives you absolute accuracy and a steady card in all conditions. The compact size makes it very easy to install, and popular for Sea Kayaks.

The compass handles unlimited slope of the keel line and a 30º heeling angle. The curved lubber line enables swift and clear reading at a glance without parallax errors. With a main steering scale on the horizontal part and direct reading on the vertical edge,

The Silva 70P is ideal for boats with a sitting as well as a standing helmsman. It can be mounted at most angles and its compact size (70 mm) makes it suitable for smaller boats!



  • This unit is balanced for Zone 1 (essentially all of the northern hemisphere)
  • 70P with apparent scale size of 70mm / 2.7in.
  • Double scales – Can be read from front and above: ideal for sitting or standing helmsman.
  • Compact design – suitable for all boats including smaller sailboats and Kayaks.
  • Steady card – readable in rough seas.
  • Curved lubber line – Clear scales and quick readability from multiple angles: accurate reading without parallax errors.
  • The compact size makes it very easy to install.
  • Universal Mount – Vertically, horizontally or sloping
  • One lubber line for easy and safe reading at a glance.
  • Heeling angle 30°.
  • Oil filled and heavily dampened compass card.
  • Red N on compass (Older version has White N)

Technical Features:

  • Article number: 34990-9011
  • Type of compass: Sailboat- / Power boat- / Kayak- compass
  • Accuracy: ± 1°
  • Apparent card diameter: 70mm (2.7 inch)
  • Built-in compensator: Optional
  • Card type: Cone
  • Card graduation: Edge: every 5°, Top: every 5°
  • Compatibility: Kayaks, Powerboats, Sailboats
  • Dimensions: 95x72mm / 3.74x2.83in
  • Gimballed: cradle No
  • Heeling angle: Roll: 30° Pitch: 30°
  • Heeling angle scale: No
  • Illumination: Optional with 12V kit / Adaptation to 24V-illumination connected in series by a resistor of 270 ohm, 0.5 W.
  • Lubber lines: Centre (front, back)
  • Material: ABS, Acrylic
  • Memory ring: No
  • Mounting: Bulkhead
    • Mounting Any Bulkhead and in Kayak compass recess (40mm recess required)
  • Mounting angle: +10° to +110°
  • Temperature operating range: -10°C to +70°C / 14°F to 158°F
  • Variant: Magnetic North (MN)
  • Weight: 344g / 11.78oz

Silva Quality: The Silva quality ensures durability and excellent readability; the capsule bowl is made from clear and scratch resistant acrylic. The combination of a sapphire jewel bearing and a hardened steel pivot minimizes friction, which in turn gives rapid and accurate movements. Silva marine compasses have a no-spin compass card is designed for perfect dampening and exact reading. You can trust that even when your boat is exposed to rough seas the gimballed suspension system makes sure the functionality is never disturbed hence you will always be able to read the compass accurately.

Learn About Silva Balacing Zones: The Earth and its magnetic zones work in mysterious ways, and to navigate accurately you need to make sure you have a compass for the place where you are at the moment. Different compasses work for different parts of the world. Hence be aware if you plan for an adventure on the other side of the world! There are three different balancing zones for compasses: Magnetic Equator (ME), Magnetic North (MN) and Magnetic South (MS). However, at Silva we also have global compasses that works in any magnetic zone.

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