Equipping a new RIB
I got my new Zodiac Pro Open 650 about a two months ago. Unfortunately it is winter time in Norway so I have a few long months to wait for more frequent use. Of course I have had a few test runs, and I am very happy with the boat so far.
My question is, what experiences do you have with navigational equipment in RIB's? Do you prefer chart plotters or old-fashion paper charts? Are the chart plotters robust enough in rough weather? Are they really water tight or is it just like the cheap "watertight to 50 meters" watches?
Do you have VHF's for safety or do you just rely on cellular phones?
Any other stuff, both must-haves and nice-to-haves, that I should look into?