We purchased a 1990 J37C in August 2015. Since it was so late in the season, we didn't have an opportunity to do thorough testing of the electronics
, and were only concerned with the basics. We did have a survey
done, but whether or not they worked well was undetermined. It also wasn't possible our second season since it seemed some of the wires and system elements hadn't been reconnected properly when it was relaunched in June. The cockpit
and mast-mounted displays are difficult to read and several have moisture under the glass.
We're looking for someone within 100 miles or so of Ithaca, NY, who could work
with us in refurbishing, repairing or replacing the electronics
needed. Best would likely be an entire new system, but we're not sure. We've seen J37s here and there for sale
that mention Raymarine
electronics systems, is that the way to go?
We believe the boat
has its original electronics, which include:
B&G Hydra 330 System - Depth
, speed, log, timer, apparent & true wind
speed, velocity made good, opposite tack, true wind
direction, barometer, sea temperature, compass
, depth alarm
B&G 740 auto pilot
B&G Super Halcyon 3 Fluxgate compass
Most important to us has been the depth display and that has worked.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.