Re: Electronics overkill?
OK. I think I have a sensible, but short list of electronics.
EPIRB a given. Should be required.
I'm thinking windvane over autopilot.
And while AIS sees ships it doesn't see squalls.
Though I will probably get an AIS transciever to interface with PC-based GPS Chart plotter. Seems like sensible redundancy.
VHF x 2
SSB or sat phone
Radar (Unless I can be convinced it can be comfortably replaced by AIS)
1972 Dufour Arpege Galadriel
Prior owner on Pearson 39-2 Periwinkle
Boca Ciega Yacht Club, Gulfport, Florida