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Question Navman 3100 series display replacement

Unfortunately, my sailboat came equipped with Navman 3100 series electronics. They were less than 5 years old when I got the boat in spring of '08 and the displays were already starting to go. By the end of the '09 season, both my Multi 3100 and Wind 3100 displays were completely useless.

I've read articles from many other frustrated owners of these products - these displays just don't seem to have been built with outdoor use in mind. I've also been told that the company that bought Navman (Northstar I guess) sells new replacement displays that are compatible.

My question is, has anybody on here tried the replacements and do they last? In other words, is it worth my ~$1000 to buy these replacement displays or should I bite the bullet and replace everything with with Raymarine (paying about double that amount and involving the work of replacing all that hardware)?

Niagara 26 "Panache"
QCYC (Toronto)

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