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Which instrument package?
I''m about to upgrade my boat''s instruments, and I''ve seen two package deals listed on the Sailnet store site, each a little more than $1100.
One is the ubiquitous Raymarine ST60 wind/speed/depth trio: all digital, does VMG, truewind, and would be linkable to my same brand tillerpilot.
The other is a Navman package of wind/speed/depth, but the wind direction is analog, and I haven''t been able to find whether it''ll give a true wind reading, and it says it''ll do VMG, but I''m not sure- the descriptions look vague. But it does come with an extra repeater display, which interests me.
Does anybody have any experience with the Navman setup? You like? Other pros/cons versus the ST60 package? It''s been a while since I used the ST60 stuff, but I seem to remember them working just fine. Anybody with more recent thoughts?
And I know some of you have this stuff all linked to a laptop so you can download and re-live the day''s sail, in realtime, even, and program the microwave oven from the cockpit, and it''ll give you target speeds, wally speeds, and even the V3 shroud tension. I''m not into any of that!