I'm in danger of repetitive strain injury from overuse of the keyboard on CL, but I appreciate the input from seasoned cruisers.
I am seriously considering adding an AIS unit to my nav station. They come from the apparently simple receivers which link to a remote monitor, to RX/TX models which stand alone.
Obviously, I want to limit my expenses as much as possible. I will be doing a degree of singlehanding so I think the purchase of an AIS would be prudent.
What did you buy, or what are you contemplating buying, what are its functions (RX only, or both RX/TX, stand alone or modular) or indeed have you decided on the traditional watch only system with or without the addition of radar.
If you are on a voyage do you run it 24/7 and, if so, what are the power requirements?
I currently have digital, low current draw, radar.
"if at first you don't succeed....Redefine success"!