Originally Posted by Valiente
Consider ComNav, W-H and B&G also. Raymarine
quality can be "variable", or so I hear, and there is some question in my mind if it's really up to more than light-duty piloting.
I also don't like that they seem to obsolete their own gear on a regular basis.
Yeah that kinda thing worries me as I have been researching other peoples issues on the forums. Seems there is no follow-on support once they roll out a model and then introduce another...Hence why I want to stay away from the S1 series as I forecast they obsolete it in another 8-14 months...
My only experience has been with Simrad (very positive) and even with the model I have(WP-30) being discontinued they have parts and provide free technical support (voice at least and they are local here in Seattle (I dated a girl that worked there at one time (I got a hat at least - swag at breakup - endearing) ...
I'll do some research on the brands you listed as well as I was unaware they make autopilots
... My hope is to consolidate and not have a bunch of mismatched gear for the sake of saving a buck...but common sense always prevails in the end.. thanks for the input !...