I'm toying with the idea of replacing both compasses on my dual helm
with GPS's (Raymarine E7)
I know that some people will be horrified at the idea but I am just wondering if it really is so bad an idea.....
I have been looking to buy a MFD GPS
to mount either on or under the table but after 6 weeks sailing in Greece
I found I did not use the compass
all that much. Mostly I sailed with the autohlem on or I sailed to a point on an island or just used the telltails.
With the announcement of the RM E7 at a half the price
of the E90W I had been thinking of getting, it occured to me that maybe I could look at mounting an E7 at each helm
in place of the compasses.
Don't worry I am not thinking of been compass
free as I would look at mounting one of the compasses just aft of the table and if necessary mount smaller compasses to the side of each helm.
I figure that if I am needing the compass when motoring the table mount would be fine and when sailing a compass mounted closer to the rail where I am sitting would be better than the existing placement.