Dear raymarine experts, I have studied the raymarine website
in order to find out a suitable configuration for my needs but, while getting familiar with raymarine products, I came up with many questions.
I have a beneteau 31ft with very obsolete (more than 20 yo) depth and speed displays and two through hull transducers . I do not have a wind station and there is not a wire/ cable in the mast to easily install a wind transducer.
I would like to begin replacing the old speed and depth displays with a raymarine i70
instrument but I am not convinced about which transducer I should install
. One good option would be using smart transducers (no need for ICT-5) and get a DST800 Plastic (A22111). However, as I have two holes in the hull I would prefer to replace both transducers. DT800-12 (A22112) would do depth and temperatures but what about the smart transducer for the speed, does it exist?(Question 1) If not why?(Question 2)
If I decide not to use a smart transducer and use an ICT-5 which transducers would be the best?(Question 3) For depth I guess that I should use D800/P17 (E26030) or P19 (M78713-PZ-A), but what is the difference between the two?(Question 4) For speed transducers I can choose between P17 (E25025) and ST800/P120 (E26031), again, what is the difference? (Question 5)
A final doubt is this. I was thinking that in order to simplify the installation of the wind transducer on the mast I could install a wireless wind transmitter
(T120) coupled with a multifunction wireless display (T112). However, can this wireless display be connected to the i70 via the seatalk backbone (Question 6).