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Use old ST50 or sell and buy new ST60+?

My boat came with a bunch of Autohelm ST50 gauges. Wind, speed, depth, Nav, and tri data. I was probably only going to use 4. Wind , speed, depth and tri data. I took them jn to get tested and thought why spend money on this when if something hoes wrong I will have to replace them with new instruments. I have looked into the used market and the ST50 instruments still sell for a good amount. I can probably sell the entire lot for close to what a new system would cost. Ideas? Thoughts? Suggestions? This is going on a WD Schock Santana 30.

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Hell yeah, I'm with Chris on this one. Why on earth would you replace them now ? Really does not make any sense ... at least to me and Chris .... that in itself is a worry , but there you go.
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Oh...let me add...THEY ARE NOT installed!!! Whats on the boat are non working old SR Mariner analog instruments. They are cracked, and beat up. The "threw in" these instruments when I asked about the non working ones on the boat. He was planning on installing them but he bought a bigger boat before he could and his new boat has Simrad instruments already. The boat is in AMAZING shape, sails are great, motor is new, just got pulled for hull inspection and bottom paint last month, fixed a bunch of odds and ends...so instruments is on my short list of things....I DONT want to spend thousands...I just think this info (speed, depth, and wind) would be very nice to have...

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So the ST50 are new? If they are I agree with Chris...stay with what you have and use your money elsewhere. If not to fix things for other improvements such as ez jacks for the sails to make it easier to handle them..

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The ST50 instruments are used. They look very good and I am getting them tested before I do anything.

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The ST50 instruments are used. They look very good and I am getting them tested before I do anything.
If they check out, use them -- free is better that not free every time. If they don't work, toss them and go another direction.
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Keep in mind that customer support is no longer available for these, so if they break you need to find a replacement on the used market or find someone who fixes these things. If I have sufficiently dissuaded you from using them, pm me when you decide you don't need the head unit for the wind indicator ...
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