Originally Posted by ScottyIrwin
IMO you shouldn't have any equipment on your boat you don't fully understand. If you have an electronic engine monitor, make sure you can troubleshoot it! Bring spares! Frayed wires? Really? Maybe you should make sure your boat is up to snuff before you venture out to sea!
ScottyIrwin is right.
Equipment should permit a wise sailor to sail better, not define his ability to sail at all.