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H34 1983 Ritchie Helmsman Compass model number

Mar 14, 2021
10
Hunter Hunter 34 Lake Champlain
Hi

I am looking for the model number of the Ritchie Helmsman Compass on my 1983 H34. I am almost certain that it is the original compass, it has an air bubble. I would like to order a rebuilt kit if available. Looks like the rebuilt kit is sold by Viking compass.

Thank you
 
May 19, 2020
43
Hunter 30 Quincy
I can't help with the model number but I looked into rebuilding mine last summer and ended up sending it off directly to Ritchie. Took them about 10 days to rebuilt and you would swear the thing is brand new. Cost me about $110.

I know it's not the answer you were looking for but it could be an option.
 
Jan 7, 2011
2,482
Oday 322 East Chicago, IN
I rebuilt my compass over the winter...interesting project.

I froze it in the deep freeze and then added more mineral oil.... it was a bit fiddly and messy, it in the end, no more bubble and the compass looks great.

Here is a little video of the project...

Greg
 
Jul 7, 2004
7,758
Hunter 30T Cheney, KS
I can't help with the model number but I looked into rebuilding mine last summer and ended up sending it off directly to Ritchie. Took them about 10 days to rebuilt and you would swear the thing is brand new. Cost me about $110.

I know it's not the answer you were looking for but it could be an option.
:plus:
 
Apr 23, 2007
5
- - Chicago
I second sending to Ritchie. They give you new glass, seals and includes return shipping. Looks brand new!