Some kind soul decided to remove the helm canvas
cover while Highland Fling was parked on the hard
in St Martin
. This was 'ahead' of a forecast
TS/HC heading for St Martin
It would seem that the then exposed E120 'cooked' itself in its Navpod, as once we got Highland Fling in the water
it only worked for a few days. Then the contrast/brightness went 'darker' than the night screen
brightness and it was not adjustable. Then a few days later it just 'died'.
I suspect it is back to the UK to get an estimate/quote for repaining it.
BUT I am posting
here to see IF therre is someone local (Caribbean) who was the skills and parts
to repair these units.
A new plotter seems 'expensive' then we have a lovely swiveling NAVPOD that fits/suits the E120 very well. Yes i know that the new plotters have adapter plates but the E120 has a nice square display not like the new wide screens, which seem a bit odd to me as you want to see more ahead rather than to the side, but who am I to see something wonky with the wider aspect screens.....only the customer