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Your thoughts on the Vion mini 2000 hand bearing compass

The good the bad and the ugly?

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#1 View from the back

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 09:31 PM

I'm thinking about buying one.  What say y'all?



#2 silent bob

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 03:27 AM

I love mine. Just wish they were a little less expensive.

Also wish the batteries lasted a little longer!

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 03:31 PM

I love mine. Just wish they were a little less expensive.

Also wish the batteries lasted a little longer!

What are the batteries for?  From what I understand, solar lights up the compass at night.  That, plus, I'm only using it for race committee work, so I'd never be using it at night anyway.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:13 PM

Love mine. Still great after 15 years. I don't leave shore without it.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:38 AM

Anyone have any thoughts on how it compares to the Plastimo?  I know ritchie has one -- but its fairly bad (no dampening, etc.).  Are there other ones out there I should look at?