Originally Posted by whisker
I have had all different brands of insturments, The major problem I have had is with the installers, If you have a good installer and a person who knows how to set them up , you will have good luck with the instruments, I have had one installer where I was back at the marina every week with a short ckt or open wire. The cost of installation is one of the factors you should consider when purchasing instruments. Qulaified people are hard to fine.
That's one of the reasons I recommended the TackTick instrument line. Wiring and installation costs for it are minimal, compared to other systems. Adding additional displays is very simple as well. The wind instruments on the TackTick system do not require running any cable, as the masthead unit is solar powered, as are the displays—and they communicate wirelessly. The depth and speed units require some wiring, as the transducers require power and are wired to the hull transmitter base unit, which also requires power. However, no wires need to be run for the displays—making the installation one that most boat owners can handle with relative ease.
BTW, I don't work for TackTick, but have used their instruments on several boats I've sailed on. I'm planning on adding their equipment to my boat, when I get the chance.
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