{Stus-List} Instruments

Hoyt, Mike Mike.Hoyt at impgroup.com
Mon Jun 15 14:39:14 EDT 2009


The Navman instruments seemed to be value priced but had a number of
problems.  I think they may be sold under a different brand now - I
think maybe Northstar.  I would tend to be a bit shy on those.

Raymarine instruments seemed to have worked well in our area (Halifax)
and have been the standard around here for many years.  I had ST40
speed/log/depth/wind for under $800 and had very little complaints.  On
current boat we purchased used ST60 and they work very well.  

Tactic is nice if you do not like wires - other than that my choice
sould always be Raymarine.

Nut Case

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[mailto:cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com] On Behalf Of Bill Bina
Sent: June 15, 2009 3:24 PM
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Subject: {Stus-List} Instruments

Well, I think it really is getting to be time to replace all of my
instruments. The little annoyances are starting to accumulate. I'll most
likely do it after the season is over, so I've got time to shop and
compare. I would be replacing wind, depth and speed. Since instruments
don't get replaced very often, I'd like to try and get this right. The
setups I seem to see more than most is the Raymarine ST60 stuff. One
brand that looks interesting, and very different in their approach is
Maretron, but I haven't heard much of anything about them. They aren't
exactly budget priced. I'm strictly a cruiser, but I sail in pretty much
anything other than hurricanes, so I need good, simple, tough,
equipment. I do like the idea of using combined data to get things such
as apparent wind direction and apparent wind speed. I'm not crazy about
having everything on one screen, either. I'd like the wind on a separate
display from the speed and depth. With Maretron, that gets pretty

I'm shying away from Garmin, only because they haven't been doing this
for very long. I've had great luck with their GPS/Plotters. I'm not sure
how I feel about Tacktick.

Any thoughts?

Bill Bina

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