Re: which binoculars ??
Depending what your needs are? If you need to read off the number on the buoy to get a fix, you need a good one. Go for a Steiner. Oh yeah, alway with compass option. No matter how many GPS on board, it is always nice to get a fix on the paper chart when I am in a unfamiliar water.
I read, think, and act independently; I don't come here to win a popular contest, nor I am here for free sex. I come here to learn, be challenged and be inspired in the art of safe off-shore passage. I am NOT afraid of dying in the sea, but I am afraid of dying in a nursing home and burdening those who I love.
I am old school; doing the right even when no one is watching is important to me.