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They could not find it so they ask me where I sent it and they told me it was the wrong service center LOL they told me. They can't find it so I mail them the delivery conformation from USPS. They jerk me around for weeks going back and forth. Ten emails and probably over an hour on phone. Then they finally say they will for good send another one. Gee thanks they screwed up everything. After two weeks the mail one from Finland and it is different as there are lose bungees and hooks and a base plate with two screws. No clue where the bungees go as there are no holes in the plastic base like the first one. So now they what a picture of what they sent LOL I said don't you know what you sent? They want a picture of it sent. I told them no I gave them the model number on the box and described it. It is not on the USA website. I sent them a link from their website as to what I have.
So that is where I am since Aug and it is now Nov. After every email of phone call they want a survey LOL. This is the most dysfunctional company I have ever dealt with in my life. I will see what they say this week. They have to escalate it they keep telling me. You can buy it on Ebay for 39 new so what did it cost them to make less than 10 bucks? They spend on ton on time with all the BS so far. I said you need to email me a shipping label and I will send what you sent back and send me what I linked them to from there website. Now it is a matter of principle but truthfully I would rather be lost at sea.they suck
I checked the Orca against two Silva hiker compasses, one of them purchased about 20 years ago. All three matched. Big thumbs up for this reasonably priced, flexible-use product.
Soft chassis allows it to sit in a molded well, perch on a hatch cover or cling to a deck without scratching or slipping. The weakness of impermanent compasses is a lubber line that shifts if the lanyards go askew. A sticky soft base is meant to answer to that.