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Old 19-06-2011, 16:50   #1
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Raymarine ST60 v ST70

What are your thoughts on these two instrument ranges.

My SO40 had two helms with only a ST60 tridata and ST60 wind display on Starboard and nothing to port. I decided to fit a ST70 on the port helm with the intention to add more.

After acouple of weeks the ST70 unit is just not gelling with me.

With the ST60 wind, it is so easy to switch between true and apparant abd it is also easy to get up the max speed. The tridata I find it easy to scroll through the various display option, showing log, max speed and other thing. Vary intuitive.

With the ST70 I just cant get it work as easily. When I define a window for win for example, it seemd like i need to create one for true and one for apparent and scroll between the pages..

I am getting to the point where I may buy another ST60 wind and tridata unit to replace the ST70,

The ST70 will not go to waste as I am really missing having instruments in front of the helm, so maybe it will go on the bulkhead. Or perhaps in the nav station.

I like new tech toys, so it disappoints that ST70 was up to my expectations,
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Old 19-06-2011, 19:35   #2
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Re: Raymarine ST60 v ST70

i prefer the ST60's at the helm, much easier to read and operate, I would put the ST70 below at the nav station as a repeater.
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Re: Raymarine ST60 v ST70

Agreed!

I have the ST 60 on Kush. I keep the masters on the port helm with repeaters on the starboard and at the nav station. They are quick and bulletproof. I liken the ST 60 equipment to the 327 Chevy engine... they were so well built that Chevy had to stop producing them to make more engine sales. Look at the trash we have today! Stay with what works, until it doesn't!
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Re: Raymarine ST60 v ST70

I decided to order the ST60 repeaters for the port helm.

I have not decided where the ST70 will be moved to, but I kind of like the idea of having it somewhere in the cockpit where I can see it when trimming the sails or simply relaxing in front of the helms. I will have to look at building a movable temporary mount whilst trying to figure out the best location.
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