Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Portland, OR
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I purchased the "basic 3" from Raymarine last year (ST 60 series). So far I am very pleased. Our gracious host, Sailnet often has this package on sale for a very good price.
I also like the self-closing thru hull fittings. The digits are large and easy to read even with bifocals. The bus system is easy to wire.
Other brands are probably just fine, but I was re-filling old instrument holes in the cabin bulkhead and these were almost a perfect replacement, albeit with a lot less protrusion on the inside.