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Danforth Cruiser Compass

The Cruiser compass line consisting of the following models A-154, C-351, C-351B is a flush mount compass originally made by the Aquameter Co.. When ITT purchased the Aquameter Co. the Cruiser was manufactured by Rule Industries and sold as part of the Danforth Compass line. The Cruiser compasses were discontinued in 2009. This compass was not a repairable compass, it was permanently "glued" together and cannot be disassembled. If your compass has an air bubble or the card is tilted at an angle the only choice is to replace the compass.

The recommended replacement compass for this model is the flush mounted Ritchie Voyager compass.

The F-82DR Voyager, is our custom made dual read version in the same compass body as the F-82, will have the same direct read type card that your Cruiser had. These compasses will fit in the same mounting hole as the Cruiser compass although it will be necessary to drill new screw holes for the Voyager compass. The F-82DR with its direct reading card is the obvious choice if your compass is mounted in an elevated console close to eye level.

The standard F-82 Voyager has a traditional flat dial which will work very well as a replacement for the Cruiser as long as the compass is mounted well below eye level. It will fit into the old mounting hole. You will have to drill new screw holes.

Click on the links below to review the Ritchie Voyagers.


3" Ritchie F-82 Voyager Compass
3" Ritchie F-82 Voyager Compass

Regular price: $176.00
Sale price: $96.00
3" Ritchie F-82DR Voyager Compass
3" Ritchie F-82DR Voyager Compass

Regular price: $199.00
Sale price: $129.00