Based at Haslar, we are fortunate to have the most friendly, helpful and knowledgeable electronics experts who at short notice will come down to the boat, advise and install, support and fix.
We had all our navigation equipment replaced with Raymarine as we were used to the make and functionality. An E120 Plotter at the helm with a repeater on our TV which swings on a specially made bracket was installed and makes a big difference to passage making. The AIS is also a godsend.
I know sailors didn’t have this kind of equipment in years gone by and managed well enough but nor did early cars have headlights. Would you still have a man walking in front of your car with a lamp for the sake of ‘we used to do without’? No, didn’t think so!