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Re: what electronics to use- Raymarine, furuno, simrad or other
My personal favouite is Furuno, especially for radar as I find their use quite intuiitive and their manual written by an actual english speaking person.
I also find Garmin reasonably intuitive and reliable.
I have had many problems with Simrad plotters and radar.
Comnav is by far the most reliable and easy to use autopilot on the market.
I do not like Raymarine plotters at all particularly when radar is used on the same display as some of the most basic adjustments are buried several layers down in a menu maze and anytime you change something on the radar you get changes on the plotter (sometimes small, sometimes huge). These are the only units I keep the manual at the helm on deliveries.
I do like the old Raymarine XX series radars as menus are minimal and the frequently used adjustments are knobs just like the older Furunos.
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