An iconic product in the Plastimo range, the Iris 50 is the highly dependable companion of yachtsmen, regatta addicts and professional racers worldwide.
It is regularly praised by technical press and prestigious skippers alike, as the most reliable, sturdy and handy handbearing compass.
• Two functions : handbearing and traditional compass.
• Graduation : every 1°.
• Field of view : 20°.
• Clearance : ±12°.
• Built-in photoluminescent lighting.
• Red lubber lines.
• Weight : 105 g.
Outstanding legibility of the card, with one-degree graduations.
No parallax error : a prism projects the reading of the bearing to infinity. This also contributes to a more comfortable operation, as you do not need to alternate close-reading to read the card and infinite-reading to take bearings.
Optimum conditions to take bearings, thanks to the superb card stability and the wide 20° field of view, which will accommodate the roughest sea conditions.
Most accurate bearing : the pivot and very hard stone are a guarantee of long life and shock resistance of your compass.
Soft bottom cell : engineered using ultra-sonic welding, it acts like an expansion diaphragm, preventing the formation of bubbles and leaks.
Built-in photoluminescent lighting, completely maintenance-free, impervious to corrosion, operates without batteries or radio-active tritium.
Course reading from above the compass : you can read your compass like a standard compass, with no need to look through the prism.
Available with a Pouch Case.
"This is the Plastimo classic and still scores highest in our test. It's simple, robust and well designed, with everything encased in rubber, except for the lens and the top of the card. (...). The acrylic lens gives the clearest and most accurate read-out, while its position on top of the compass allows you to line up the bold red lubber line directly against the landmark you're taking a bearing on. Stows away easily thanks to its lightweight and small size."
Rated TOP FOR PERFORMANCE by SAILING TODAY - September 2014
Zone A-B : North Hemisphere, South Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Central Pacific, Tahiti, Reunion Island.
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