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Old 29-09-2016, 23:00   #1
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what AIS should I buy please recommend

Looking to outfit cruising boat.

Dont know much about AIS.

What do people recommend ?



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Old 29-09-2016, 23:54   #2
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Re: what AIS should I buy please recommend

Any of the Vesper Marine units. First class gear, first class customer support. Wide range of products. You can see many posts here on CF regarding these units and their manufacturers.


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Old 29-09-2016, 23:58   #3
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Re: what AIS should I buy please recommend

First question I will ask is where are you going and what do you want it to do. also what other equipment do you have on the boat like radar ect.
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Old 30-09-2016, 00:46   #4
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Re: what AIS should I buy please recommend

Yes, do your research,

However, I have been impressed, too, with how responsive Jeff Robbins has been when we've had problems with our Vespermarine AIS. Having someone reputable standing behind a product, is really a good deal.

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Re: what AIS should I buy please recommend

I second the Vesper. We have the touch screen one (Vision), and it's outstanding. It has the added benefit of being a stand-alone unit, not just an add-on to another piece of gear.

So, while you can network the Vision, if your plotter fails, it still works. When we're offshore, we typically shut off the plotter, and just leave on the Vesper.

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