This page is to share my experiences with products that have been of value to me, and to mention those which have not. It has been a surprise to me how much does not live up to it’s advertised promises. But also some of the purchased gear for Omily are truly a gem. I’ll try to organize this page to be easy to refer to eventually, but right now I wish to just get it started.
Standard Horizon Matrix AIS/GPS/VHS GX2200 w/ the RAM3 remote handheld unit for in the cockpit. This unit has been a real value to me and has notified me of ships well beyond the 30 mile range several times. The GPS has been accurate and VHS clear and good reception along with a good range.
Garmin inReach SE works as advertised and is a good value.
Not Worth the Trouble and Cost= JUNK!
re-fuel RF 12H34 for the GoPro Hero 3+ would only recharge 2 times and had a defect that broke the camera sealing clamp. No response from the seller. A wasted $56 plus the repair of the camera. Update: Re-fuel has contacted me regarding my complaints. UPDATE!: re-fuel has made good their warranty and replaced the defective 12 hour battery with a 24 hour battery at no cost to me.
Helly Hansen Helly Tech Skagen bib sailing pants $234. The interior lining has fallen apart into very small bits of white material which fall out the bottom of the legs through the ventilation webbing and get all over the boat inside and out. Helly Hansen has ignored my attempts to discuss the issue. Undate: Helly Hansen has contacted me and I’ll update again when the matter is resolved.