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Re: Advice on Electronics (older but bullet proof)
Originally Posted by HighFly_27
Just Got my I-37 and it has a Raymarine
ST4000+, installed 2002. That's all the boat has, everything else is gone.
Asking about a reputable used electronics dealer(s) ______, _______, ______
that's known to be straight and will not try to rip you off. I don't have a big budget, but can afford, decent ... used items i. e. -- muti-function nav./charts/etc. . I need the boats VHS & hand held (back up), need a (perhaps) knot meter, sonar. The last item (everything else is bought) is a radar
unit, bought used with warranty in a package deal ($ 1 K to 2 K range).
Thanks in Advance,
According to your site bio, you have no boat and do not live anywhere.
You should update that.
If... you are in a city with a brick-n-morter marine electronics shop, that's that place to start. Our fair city has one, and they price match against We$t Marine and do on-site check ups and repairs
. They also offer free vhf
check ups in the fall. And, they sometimes have trade-ins and even occasionally some NOS items to sell at a deeper discount.
Be careful with CL... and deal with sellers you can meet and demo the stuff before you buy it. Also, these sailing forums can usually give you some guidence as to 'net vendors to avoid.
Keep an eye on forums for used parts too. The owners' site that I have lurked on for a decade often has older instruments offered cheap or free for the cost of shipping. (That's how I disposed of all the DataMarine stuff that I replaced with new Raymarine
So do be thrifty, but not foolishly so....