What is the "Contest" compass and speedometer on my Holiday 23?

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1 month 4 days ago #42 by ddussin
ddussin created the topic: What is the "Contest" compass and speedometer on my Holiday 23?
My new Holiday 23 came with a compass that doesn't work, and it has the word "Contest" on it. Does anyone know what original equipment these came with? Is this a Plastimo Contest 100? Is it the mini or the normal size? And can it be replaced with a current Contest 101 without additional holes being drilled?

Also, there is a speedometer which has been smashed up beyond use. Does anyone know what speedometer these boats came with, and what they can most easily be replaced with?

Thanks for your help! Excited about upgrading my boat!

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1 week 5 days ago #95 by Dylan
Dylan replied the topic: What is the "Contest" compass and speedometer on my Holiday 23?
Sorry for the late reply. I missed this topic.

My H23 has old Navman instruments. Although my speed is currently ready 20 knots permanently and depth is stuck at 4 m.

I think it also had a contest compass. I replaced it with a new plastimo unit from mannex marine. Fits perfectly.
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1 week 5 days ago #96 by ddussin
ddussin replied the topic: What is the "Contest" compass and speedometer on my Holiday 23?
Thanks for getting back to me. As it turned out, I took a chance and ordered a new Plastimo Contest 101 compass and fitted it over the weekend. Turns out it was "almost" an exact match for the old unit. The four holes for the nylon rods were a perfect fit, but the bottom part which I assume contains the light for the unit is wider on the new ones, and didn't quite fit. Nothing I couldn't handle with a power saw. I widened the slot at the bottom and the Contest 101 fit in perfectly. Now to see if it doesn't leak into the cabin when it rains.

Thanks for the tip on the Navman. Not sure I'll bother upgrading that. I might just remove it and cover/seal the hole. Good spot for a cupholder.

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1 week 3 days ago #98 by JCK
JCK replied the topic: What is the "Contest" compass and speedometer on my Holiday 23?
Hi, as the H23 dates back to the 80's, many owners have replaced all the electronics through the years as the parts are not available today for the original and with all new technology, one can buy a good system for the boat today. We have semi built and completed our H23 and bought Raymarine for our electronics. As for the compass, the Plastimo is a good option. Regards
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