Online Book: Maintaining a Cruising Boat, Chapter 9 of 22

Marine Electronics System Recommendations


I have been thinking a lot about marine electronics lately for three reasons:

  • Several members have asked questions in the comments about what electronic gear to buy.
  • It looks like our venerable autopilot may have bit the big one and need replacing.
  • Our 18 year old Furuno radar has now got to the point that, although it still works fine, parts are no longer readily available, so it’s time to replace it.

So now I’m going to tell you all about the whiz-bang, all-singing, all-dancing, networked electronics package that I’m designing for our boat. And since I’m an electronics technician by trade and have spent most of my working life in high tech fields this is going to be leading edge and way cool!

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Meet the Author


John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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