Hello Fellow Forum participants!
I have a 40ft wooden Al Mason that will be hauled out soon. I purchased that boat with only a speedometer. The old fishfinder
and the windgage are non working and obsolete.
I am asking for advice on how to save a buck here. I sail between Puget Sound
and the San Juans. I have no desire to integrate into the auto helm
. I require a depth
finder and windgage. A new speedometer would be nice but not required. The Raymarine
ST40 is nice, but do I do better with 2 independent units since I have no need to integrate? Uniden make a bare bones depth
finder for $89. (Although I haev a thick wooden hull
, not sure if they are meant to be thru-hull transducers). It has been hard to figure out what I need for these raymarine
products...some ads are for gage only, some pricing includes gage and transducer or sensor.
to the dash is important. Since it is a wooden boat, the dashboard of the helm
has to be completely redone. Removing the old non working gages, incorporating the engine
gages along with the new gages. Aesthetics are important. This is not a requirement for "matching" gages, only that I have to plan the dashboard layout.
What has been your experience?