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Old 19-08-2014, 08:39   #1
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Masthead Wind Instruments

A bridge recently took my B & G mast head unit...I am looking to replace. Should i stay with the pricey B&G or look at Furuno or Raymarine. you thoughts please
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Old 19-08-2014, 08:57   #2
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Re: masthead wind instruments

Not Raymarine. My B&G going strong after 20 years. My Raymarine was replaced during commissioning but continued to give problems. Speed was ok but direction was crazy. Could not calibrate. I finally gave up on it so if I had a choice it's be B&G.
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Old 19-08-2014, 11:33   #3
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How old is your unit? I recently replaced my B&G system with a digital network, so the old masthead is up for grabs. I also have the boat speed sensor which I can't throw away because it was only 2 years old when I replaced everything.
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Old 19-08-2014, 14:21   #4
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Greg, thank you for the reply...the masthead unit is a B&G 213 MHU compatible with both hydra and hercules. The boat is a 1995. You can call me at 561.722.0622
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Old 19-08-2014, 15:01   #5
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Greg, I think i replied to the whole tread...my unit is from 1995 213 MHU it is compatible with both the Hydra and Hercules, works with the 2000 and 5000 processor..you can call 561.722.0622 thx
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Old 19-08-2014, 15:53   #6
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You must feel very lucky indeed. Do a search on YouTube for sailboat under bridge for advice on how to avoid doing this again.
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Old 19-08-2014, 18:48   #7
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this happened before i owned the boat...my lesson, avoid 65' fixed bridges
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Sorry, my old instruments are called Focus and were made
in the mid 80's. Maybe now l'll get around to mounting it on the roof and the instruments in my living room. Sure would like to get that speed sensor to someone who could use it.
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Re: Masthead Wind Instruments

We replaced our old B & G with Nexus 2 years ago. Could not be happier. Meanwhile, Nexus has been bought by Garmin. Wireless at the top of the mast. Works flawlessly!

Oh yeah. $1000 for wind/depth/speed. 2 displays. Hard to beat.
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