Originally Posted by GJ0KYZ
And me x 3. That's why I bought all the gear on my boat. That, and I like gagets.
Guilty on all 3 counts
Got the toys, radar, reflector passive & active, AIS transponder, PLB, DSC VHF, autopilot. Had one of the engines fail on me this year whilst out, all serviced up & looked after like no other. One of the plotters also went tits up, I suspect the engine/plotter problems were linked as they were both electrical. After 10 minutes, I had all the functions transferred to the slave plotter, & the "good" engine charging both batteries & we carried on. It's all down to money, literally. How much do you want to, or are willing to spend to try & mitigate as many problems as poss? sh1t still happens but having the ability to sort out your problems on the fly is a plus & can save the day/holiday. It's the difference between calling the cavalry or carrying on under your own steam. Given the boat that you are buying, you will want to venture further afield & challenge yourself, you might not think so now, just give it a few months