Monday, April 18, 2011
I will say it again.....CodeLock SUCKS! If you are looking at a used boat and it has CodeLock, run- don't walk in the the opposite direction. If someone gives you a boat for FREE (Caliber, Swan, Oyster..no matter) and it has CodeLock, pass. It's a good idea in theory but in reality it blows. I won't go into the details but let's just say that the freaking stuff won't unlock when the correct code is entered - not good! Then how does one unlock the units if the code won't work you ask? Why by send them back to the factory to be reset, of course! This makes perfect sense when one is out on the ocean sailing along, doesn't it! Argh!
Rumor has it that it was only on the market for about one year. And that the chief engineer on the project is now destitute, living in shame on some broken down cruiser that he can't even move because of the very Code Lock he invented!
*Ok, I made that last part up but it could be true....it's that crappy.
Now in Raymarine's defense....they apparently came to their senses as the ST60 line is CodeLock free and seems to work great.