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Pilot Compass deviation

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Jul 5, 2011
bavaria 40 quebec
Hi all.

I have a 2001 Bavaria equipped with an ST6001 Pilot and a C80 GPS. Both are linked via Seatalk.

My fluxgate compass was located on the wall between the settee and the forward berth under the seat on the port side. In that location, the deviation was 35 degrees.

I read on forums that the fluxgate should be installed in the closet on the starboard side in the aft bedroom. Which I did, I now have a 49 degree deviation, which is worst than the previous one.

Any thoughts on where I should locate the fluxgate? According to Raymarine anything above 15 degrees is not good and I do have problems with my pilot holding its course.

Thank you for your help.
Sep 25, 2008
CS 30 Toronto
Should be near centerline and the center of the boat as much as possible. At least 2 feet from any ferro or electrical object; engine, tool box, battery etc.
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