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Are Yamaha Helm Master EX Digital Controls worth the extra expense?

martone Member Posts: 16
I have placed an order for my very first boat, a Hurricane 235 SD with a Yamaha F250XB engine.  However, I am considering adding Yamaha digital electronic control (vs mechanical/cable) to my new boat order, including the Yamaha F250XCB digital motor.  The articles I've read indicate DEC provides improved reliability, easier shifting, and more precise throttle control.  While this upgrade to digital comes with a price increase, I'm wondering if a new boater will appreciate these benefits, and will I later regret not upgrading to digital control.  Thanks in advance for your thoughts on this subject.