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Ritchie Modified Old Style Navigator Parts (1980-1984)

The original Navigator compass was first manufactured in 1965, the oring seal on the original Navigator went around the base of the dome and the bezel ring compresed the oring. In 1980 Ritchie modified the dome and oring on the Navigator series compasses as you see it on this page. The new style dome has a flange at the base of the dome. The flange has a groove to accomodate the oring seal. Before ordering parts from this page be sure that your dome on your compass has a flange at the base and the oring fits up under the dome. The modifed version of the Navigator compass was manufactured until 1984 when it was replaced with the Navigator 2000 series. Click on the diagram to enlarge the schematic to identify the parts that you need.


1-Oring for Dome 9D2G1$11.00
3-DialThis dial was the earliest type of dial used in the Navigator compass. It does not have the Powerdamp "skirt" on the underside of the dial.

3A-Powerdamp DialAvailable in limited quatities. This dial has a Powerdamp skirt that hangs under the dial that make it incompatible with the standard lubbers line pan. This will only work with the Powerdamp Lubbers Line Pan (#4-9K5). Currently unavailable.

4-Lubbers Line Pan (Non-Powerdamp)This pan will only work with the Non-Powerdamp dial((#3-9J1X)It is no longer available.

5-Powerdamp Lubbers Line PanNo longer available

7-Modified Navigator DomeThe Modified dome differs from the original Navigator dome in that it has a flange at the base. The flange has a groove in the underside to accomodate the oring. The dome measures 4-1/8" just above the flange where the bezel meets the dome. The dome measures 4-1/2" at the outside edge of the flange.

8-Balancing Tab 9H1Z1
10-Gimbal Ring Assembly 9H1X
Filler Plug Screw 4CR1B1$3.00
Click to enlargeFiller Plug Gasket
 Old Style Navigator Lighting 1965-1984 Old Style Navigator Lighting 1965-1984The (Old Style) Navigator was manufactured from 1965 until 1984.Click on the diagram to the left to enlarge the schematic. Identify the parts that you need using the key numbers in the diagram. The key numbers are the first numbers in the order numbers below.