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Old 11-24-2011
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Is the repeater worth it?

We have been looking at electronics and have decided on a couple of choices.
One package has a bigger chart plotter display than the other. Of course it costs more.
The other package from the same manufacturer has a smaller screen size and is less money.
The more expensive one supports a repeater that we could have in the nav station.
The lesser money\screen size one does not.
Otherwise they are about the same.
We do like the larger screen size and it would fit our binnacle and cockpit well. It may be a bit over budget.
We will be anchoring most of the time and it seems an anchor alarm inside that we could monitor at the nav station could be a real plus, also wind speed etc.
One major question is, is the repeater worth it?
Does anyone that is cruising the Central American coast use these repeaters?
Thanks,
Chip
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