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J. Bruce Payette

I have the Simrad the Bud mentioned and as a single-hander, I would never be without it. I do have both solar panels and a KISS wind generator, so power is not an issue. I also have a windvane, but still am not as comfortable with it. I can even use the Simrad to navigate through the lobster traps in the Florida Keys. This past Spring, on my trip to the Bahamas, I touched the Simrad two or three times on the Gulfstream crossing, each way, and crossing the Banks, I set it and didn't move it until I got to the "Window". Again, I wouldn't sail without it!

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