> My 4 year-old (out of warranty) KVH Datascope began having problems
> last year. The time and range displays are missing segments.
> Apparently this is a common problem, and KVH recommends buying a new
> instrument. Does anyone have a similar experience? I will go back to
> my old reliable hand bearing compass rather than shuck out another 400
> bucks for an unrepairable gadget that doesn't last.
A recent Practical Sailor commented the same thing - that they thought a 400
dollar instrument should last longer. KVH gave them the same response -
it's got a 1 year warranty; after that you're SOL