Originally Posted by SailFastTri
No experience with CruzPro, but I'd go with a simple mechanical unit with rotating digits. No LCDs for me.
Something like this
I understand, and am like minded.
However, we are on our 3rd mechanical hour gauge [historically they go 1500-2000 hours...] and since I haven't found any that can be pre-set with a starting count [one of the OP's requirements] I will go digital [hopefully] before #3 fails.
I also like the ability to set alarms and put in on the NMEA
Here is a poor photo demonstrating how we keep track of running totals on our mechanical hour meter
: [Link provided in case the photo
doesn't appear in this post...]
In hopes this is helpful.