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post #10 of Old 04-29-2013
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Re: Minimal Electronics reqirements and alternatives

Slax, You don't say much about how you'll use the boat and whether or not you'll have crew.

One thing I didn't see on your list, is an Auto-pilot. Perhaps because you were asking about Nav. equipment. I use my auto-pilot and my depth sounder probably more that I actually use my chartplotter in my home waters. I know where home is. It's only when I'm away from home waters that the plotter earns its keep.

The first time I ever crossed the Golden Gate it was a July evening, it was so fog bound you could barely see the car in front of you. So, I'm guessing Radar might come in pretty handy there. I defer to the left coaster's here to comment on the merits of that.

Last edited by tempest; 04-29-2013 at 04:46 PM.
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