choosing Instuments - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #11  
Old 09-24-2013
Omatako's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Auckland New Zealand
Posts: 2,505
Thanks: 1
Thanked 31 Times in 28 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Omatako will become famous soon enough
Re: choosing Instuments

It's interesting how different folks have different experiences.

I had a new Simrad wind instrument fitted in my boat before leaving California for New Zealand.

It was not working when it got to New Zealand three months later. Granted, we dipped the end of the mast in the sea on the way home but I believe that a marine instrument should be up to that.

The local Simrad agent disagreed and rejected a warranty claim on the instrument, referred me back to the selling dealer in San Diego. Yes, I said, of course I'll fly back to San Diego and present them with the failed instrument there.

In the bin it went, replaced by Raymarine, never to touch anything from Simrad again.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

__________________

"Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying."

Arthur C. Clarke
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 09-25-2013
WoobaGooba's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 118
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 3
WoobaGooba is on a distinguished road
Re: choosing Instuments

If forced to pick today, I'd go Navico (Simrad or B&G ... same company, share technology). Versus other vendors, I give them big innovation points for what they've done with GoFree. I appreciate that they know how to design a removable wind sensor, and their WiFi adapter runs on 12v.

I have ongoing trouble with a GMI 10 correctly receiving and displaying NMEA2K and NMEA 0183 simultaneously.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 09-26-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Meaford Ont. Canada
Posts: 19
Thanks: 7
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
barefoot is on a distinguished road
Re: choosing Instuments

Thank you all for your input ..it seems there are many choices. It'll give me something to do over the long cold winter!! I love e homework :0
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
can anyone help me for choosing ? bellubentu Living Aboard 3 09-30-2010 05:40 AM
Help choosing my first boat CorsairA7E Introduce Yourself 9 07-13-2009 03:40 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:25 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.