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Suunto stopped selling this model 20 + years ago. Hard to find, but must be a few out there.
I think it was discontinued at least thirty, maybe even forty years ago... I associate them with 1970s OK Dinghies.Suunto stopped selling this model 20 + years ago.
On the contrary, I love this compass for its simplicity! The K-161had a rotating bezel with 2 translucent green wedges. The compass card has a red sector the same size, about 40 degrees. Sailing close-hauled on Starboard tack, I would align the Starboard green wedge above the Red card sector. If I saw Red between the green, it was a lift. Red on the other side was a header. After talking to Port, the other wedge comes into play.I think it was discontinued at least thirty, maybe even forty years ago... I associate them with 1970s OK Dinghies.
Just curious: why do you want one? My impression is that they were complicated to use, hard to read, and didn't tolerate more than a few degrees of heel.
Well, that's just the boat from which I remember the K-161; many other classes used it in the mid-1970s during the heyday of the "flat" tactical compasses.should I look for one on an OK Dingy group.