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Old 07-31-2017, 05:13 PM   #17
rwidman
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Originally Posted by Drake View Post
For me its a no-brainer to have a transceiver. The incremental cost is negligible and we have found several times that the additional safety margin has been important.

Paul
The cost is not incremental, it's double or more. Still, for a boat part, that's not much.

The VHF radio with built in AIS receive is a pretty simple install. Remove and replace and just two wires to the MFD. It gets more complicated with a separate unit. There are two antennas to install (one to buy, one included), power to run and the connection to the MFD.
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