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My Trilobite is Magnetic!

Discussion in 'Knives and Cutting Tools' started by IslandAdventurer, Apr 8, 2020.

  1. IslandAdventurer

    IslandAdventurer Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Ireland
    So I keep a Trilobite attached to my compass bungee mount.. my compass has been acting funny underwater, deviating every so often or just being plain wrong.. So I figured out my Trilobite has somehow become magnetised and has been throwing off the compass. I used magnetic field detector app and the Trilobite is reading 60ut.

    Not sure if keeping the Trilobite next to the compass has caused it to become magnetised or they are just naturally so.. so head up if you keep one near your compass!
  2. JackOfDiamonds

    JackOfDiamonds ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: The Holy Land
    Those are made from Stainless Steel right?

    If so, some grades of SS are naturally magnetic.

    Edit: according to their website they use 440a SS, which is like i mentioned above naturally magnetic.
  3. saxman242

    saxman242 Manta Ray

    Time for ceramic blades
    racanichou, kelemvor and BrackaFish like this.
  4. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Largo, FL USA
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  5. formernuke

    formernuke Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: New England
    I wear mine on the other side of my wrist on my perdix straps. I'll have to check the compass against my regular compass and see if it affects it.
  6. divad

    divad Solo Diver

    Put the Trilobite on your waist belt (left).

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