So this new C&C 30 MK1 was a single handed racer with 6 ST50
interments’ on board. My question is what to keep and what to get rid
of. I don’t think I will be racing anytime soon. We will mostly be
river cursing and near shore on the weekends. We will be camping out
on the water on the weekends etc. So look at the photo and give me
your thoughts on what I should do.
I think there is a wind/speed, true /Apr wind, depth, tri-data. I’m
not sure what they all do?
I think I need a good GPS and a depth gauge. The GPS will have speed?
Give me your thoughts
The presence (or absence) of sailing information gauges has NOTHING to do with racing. Nothing.
Matter of fact the AP (ST4000) is a cruising/day sailing necessity for most of us.
As others have hinted at, there is a sort of "budgetary hierarchy" of gauges...
I would put the Depth and the AP right at the top of my list, numbers 1 & 2.
Speed and Wind information make sailing a lot more fun, but they are not as vital.
The Tri-Data is also a good instrument to have down below at the nav station, since it repeats some cockpit info. Apparent Wind is handy but (strictly IMHO) will not tell you much more than you can observe with your Mk One Eyeball
when you study the tell tales and the Spar Fly at the masthead.
By the way, love the "river cursing" (mis)mention.... we sail on a river with sand bars, commercial traffic, and piling dams along the edges.... and indeed, some cursing does happen!