Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Original instruments
Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
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The following is mostly my opinion.
Most new boats have only one brand because Furuno, Raymarine, B&G, and others offer the builder discounts and/or rebates and other incentives to use 100% of their brand.
Our SM came with:
Furuno GPS, Radar, and SSB
Raymarine AutoPilot and drives
Our last boat (Beneteau) had 100% Raymarine. Every component except the autopilot and drive failed one by one, within 6 years.
I believe that Raymarine (Autohelm) has a history of building very good autopilots for pleasure craft.
I believe that Furuno is used more by commercial boats, and that its autopilot is problematic.
I believe that B&G has a history of longlife instruments and is used in commercial and pleasure boats, and I have no experience with its autopilot.
And, I believe that Captain Amel picked the best manufacturer for each of the above, at the time.
Lots has changed since the Super Maramu was spec'd. I am not sure which would be the best today.
On Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 2:39 PM, sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: