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I think the Koden unit is not a bad choice. It may not be the best one either. If you're looking for modern, up-to-date replacement, tit for tat so to say, then go for it if you've done your homework. I, myself, have a Sitex (Koden) aboard Sea Quest that I've been happy with for many years. It lacks a lot in expandability potential though, and I wish I had mounted the antenna a bit higher...probably at the 1st spreader or so.
If I were going to do it again, I would go for one of the 'big 3'...Raymarine, Faruno, or Garmin. The performance of their individual units is nothing short of sensational (I suspect their respective engineers all went to the same school), and they necessarily all make do with the same parts, or kinds of parts, but the inter-connectivity issues, though technically identical, are largely marketing driven.
It would impossible to make a bad choice today.