I am replacing all of my electronics
, and am nervous about losing some functions.
I have been using the Raymarine
ST60+ instruments and have always loved them. I have a separate wind
display and close-hauled wind
. The latter shows the AWA on a fine scale when you're close-hauled (or close to sailing DDW, which is maybe even more useful).
Close-hauled wind displays seem to be obsolete. Nowadays, it seems, you get a wind dispaly which shows True and Apparent at the same time, with different arrows, with a digital display of AWA for when you need to know more precisely.
Has anyone gone from an analogue close-hauled wind gauge to one of these? Is it horrible? I hate to fix what ain't broke, and love my existing wind instruments, but I have been persuaded that I need to get rid of everything on board which is not NMEA2000.