I self installed a 5212 about 4 years ago and am very happy with it. I went with it for the same old eyes reason. I find that it is very intuitive in its operation. I have mine on a center cockpit sloop
, and it is pretty well protected from the elements by a dodger
does indicate that it is preferably installed in a wheel
house and not in the open. Evidently, water
on the screen
will cause problems with it taking finger touches. You may want to check with Garmin
directly about this. Do you have a bimini
on your Westsail?