We have always had Pilot House boats, and always had stuff inside. Also we have never had the NEW stuff ! LOL We thought we were up town when we got a North Star loran
Chart Plotter !! LOL ( Connie even has a puter nav set up now) So i under why folks have kept things below decks, cus they just don't last in the weather!! But the stuff now stands up to water
well ! but nothing will last for ever in the good old sun !! thats the only thing I can see that might hurt this new stuff !! We can't really afford the new stuff as yet but we always found our way around so far, so we will stick with our old but working stuff in the pilot house!