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Old 27-02-2003, 06:14   #1
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I have B&G gages on my boat. Two of the units were not working so I sent them in for repair. It will cost $500. to fix them. I asked if it was worth spending that much money repairing 20 year old gages. They told me that there is no question that they are worth repairing because they are top of the line. Is that true?
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Old 28-02-2003, 22:19   #2
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The latest boat came with uninstalled B&G instruments, still in the box purchased in 1992. I installed the units in 2002. The network quad repeater failed after 4 hrs. of use. Currently sending it back to B&G service to get a quote for repair. I do like the feel and looks of the these units, and the fact that they have been in production for over 10 years. I will have more feedback when I get the unit back and find out how much the bill is.

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Old 07-03-2003, 01:20   #3
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I have B & G instruments which are 20 years old and work well.
The wind speed sender needs replacement. I don't like the technology using a flimsy plastic anemometer which birds perch on and have bearings which fail frequently. The smallest and cheapest parts cost more than $100 US. I was told that I have to replace the whole sender and mount because mine is too old.

I have chosen not to repair it since I can judge wind and seas close enough without reading a gauge.
My depth sounder is old and still works. It is difficult to read (red blip) and I would prefer an accurate digital model for inshore hazards.
I do like the wind direction and point of sail indicators.
I have found on previous boats that all brands are expensive to repair. B& G have a good reputation.
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Old 24-03-2003, 22:53   #4
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That little bearing for the wind cup cost $119.! WOW! It looks like a $10. part to me.
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Old 05-04-2003, 09:02   #5
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I'm still waiting!

It has been over two months ago that I sent my B&G gauges out for repair. Still now word. My radar was back in three weeks.
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