You're very welcome!
1) As for the autopilot
You mentioned it "works great", and since island hopping thru the Caribbean
, you're not likely to be making long passages where hand-steering would place you/your crew into serious fatigue, as long as it works - don't replace it!
No need at all for anyone to ever "interface" their autopilot
to anything except their own brain and fingers...
2) As for the depth sounder
....almost all transducers are aimar and typically they either work, or they don't....not much "in-between"....
So, if you're having depth
issues, it could be almost anything from marine
growth on the transducer - to a loose / corroded connection - to something amiss with the B&G unit (which I am NOT familiar with), etc....
But, if you're hauling-out for any other work (bottom paint
, etc.), then replacing the transducer and wiring
is a pretty simple / couple hour job, so why not do it....but, look at some other causes first..
Originally Posted by pierluigi
Nobody suggested to replace my old depth
transducer nor the autopilot for a digital one to interface with the Garmin
I hope this helps clarify...
Stay cool and Fair winds in Saudi!!