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These are the binoculars I use.

They are waterproof and fog proof and have a built-in illuminated compass.&nbsp; The rubber armored exterior makes them easy to hold in wet conditions.&nbsp; The compass appears at the bottom of the left eye piece and allows you to take bearings on aids to navigation.&nbsp; You may also use the bearing of another vessel to determine if there is a risk of collision.<!--more-->

The 50mm objective lens give you a bright image, especially useful in poor lighting conditions.&nbsp; For marine use, more that 7 power magnification becomes very difficult to hold steady.

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