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Re: Advice on Buying Mulit Unit vs Separate Items

Originally Posted by HighFly_27 View Post
Today, I talked with a boat capt. that's been in the business for 30 + years and he seemed very knowledgeable. He said, that he perfers to Not Buy a Multi Unit. You can have a failure and lose the whole system. He has seen the whole system do a complete shut down (nothing works). I can see this happening, if the system shares one brain box and it fails internally, just like a computer crashing on you.

Does anyone else have this opinion ? I'd like to know, because, I'm leaning this way in regard to buying a multi unit; have nothing at this time and starting to shop around.

I am in total agreement with your knowledgeable captain. I am exposed to a great many different systems as I deliver quite a few boats and also get to monitor operation of electronics on sea trials. Problems are more common than any manufacturer (or any owner) of such a system will admit.

The hysterical laughter you hear as you drive a way in your"new" boat ..... is the seller.
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