SailNet Community - View Single Post - AIS Unit for Raymarine Chartplotter System
View Single Post
Old 01-22-2012
killarney_sailor killarney_sailor is offline
Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 3,270
Thanks: 3
Thanked 67 Times in 59 Posts
Rep Power: 9
killarney_sailor is on a distinguished road
We bought an AIS transceiver for our Raymarine C80 plotter and we are very pleased. We got the same unit that is West Marine branded ($500) but was being sold directly by a company called Cactus Marine who imported them from England where they are made. We got it at the Annapolis show and don't remember the price but it was a lot less than $500 and is a transceiver.

Install went fine. It requires a particular baud rate setting on the chartplotter and that might be a problem if you are sending data at other rates to other devices because it seemed to me that you could only have one baud rate sent - but I willingly admit to not being an expert about electronics.
Finished the circumnavigation in early February in Grenada. Have to work on a book project for the next several months so the boat will be waiting for next year.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook