What gear do you use? - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance > Electronics
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 11-22-2009
cb32863's Avatar
Lake Sailor
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 713
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
cb32863 is on a distinguished road
Question What gear do you use?

Wondering what navigation gear you use in your boats. GPS, Chartplotters, software, manual tools (windmeters, bearing compass, etc..), etc.. Also, do any of you use software to track what you spend on your boat or your expenses while cruiding? Software for a log book? I have looked around on the net a bit but, I am wondering what the general consensus is. Thanks!
__________________
Umquam Porro

S/V Papillon 1977 O' Day 25


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 11-22-2009
poopdeckpappy's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 5,875
Thanks: 25
Thanked 41 Times in 35 Posts
Rep Power: 10
poopdeckpappy has a spectacular aura about poopdeckpappy has a spectacular aura about
paper charts, handheld gps, handheld compass and software on a laptop
__________________
1978 Tayana 37
1955 Blanchard 51 Custom ( I got a woody )
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 11-23-2009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Long Island
Posts: 2,128
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
WanderingStar is on a distinguished road
VHF, handheld GPS, depthsounder, compass and charts. Binoculars too. Brought her more than 1000 miles that way.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 11-23-2009
cb32863's Avatar
Lake Sailor
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 713
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
cb32863 is on a distinguished road
Well I guess I should've been a bit more specific. I figured everyone used the basic stuff as you all have listed but what brands/companies etc.. do you use? What GPS/Chartplotter/Depthsounder/Software on the laptop do you use on your boat? Sorry if I was a bit vague.
__________________
Umquam Porro

S/V Papillon 1977 O' Day 25


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 11-23-2009
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
I'd point out that you already have the most important navigation tool aboard... your mark I eyeball. Other tools that are good to have...

Charts of your local waters
hand-bearing compass or binoculars with compass—the Iris 50 is a good hand-bearing compass
Dividers
Pencils
Compass

Things that you might want but aren't necessary

Chartplotter
Radar
GPS


For chartplotters, I like the Garmin series of small chartplotters. They're pretty good value for the buck... and many models have the coastal US water charts pre-loaded. The higher end ones can be used with their Garmin 18HD radome as well.

One other reason I like Garmin's equipment is the software and user interface is generally a bit more user-friendly than some of the other brands.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 11-24-2009
poopdeckpappy's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 5,875
Thanks: 25
Thanked 41 Times in 35 Posts
Rep Power: 10
poopdeckpappy has a spectacular aura about poopdeckpappy has a spectacular aura about
I have Maptech chart(s) book for the west coast, assortment of weems & plath tools, a old magellen handheld gps, a Davis handheld BC ( which I wouldn't recommend ) Offshore Navigator software on the laptop, a Nantucket lead line sounder (which is actually bronze)
__________________
1978 Tayana 37
1955 Blanchard 51 Custom ( I got a woody )
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 11-26-2009
timebandit's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 928
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
timebandit is on a distinguished road
garman 276c




paper charts

depth finder for anchoring
__________________
Rick
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Mac 25
Copernicus
Southern California
I am not a prejudice racist sexist bigot. I just hate stupid people.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 11-26-2009
BarryL's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,673
Thanks: 3
Thanked 32 Times in 29 Posts
Rep Power: 12
BarryL is on a distinguished road
my gear

Hello,

I have a Lowrance LMS337C chartplotter / fishfinder. I picked that unit because IMHO Lowrance has the best bang for the buck. For $500 the unit has a high resolution (480 X 480) color screen, fishfinder, and detailed charts for the entire US.

My boat came with an older set of Datamarine wind, speed, and depth instruments (the wind meter didn't work so I had it rebuilt and now they all work fine).

I installed a Standard horizon GX1500S VHF. It is DSC capable, and I have integrated it with my chartplotter. I installed a remote mic so I can use the VHF from the helm.

I have a few chart books aboard, as well as the typical plotting gear (divider, hand bearing compass, etc.). I also have a handheld Garmin Extrex Legend chartplotter that I bought for my first boat. It's a good backup. I also have two handheld VHF units (westmarine brands).

Lastly, if I am going on a trip I bring my laptop with Seaclear software and USB GPS.

For tracking I just use excell or a work file.

Barry
__________________
Barry Lenoble
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 11-26-2009
eherlihy's Avatar
Learning the HARD way...
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston / Ft Myers Area
Posts: 3,669
Thanks: 124
Thanked 74 Times in 73 Posts
Rep Power: 8
eherlihy will become famous soon enough
HANDHELD: VHF - iCom M34, GPS - Garmin GPSmap478, Binoculars w/ Compass - West Marine Tahiti, Paper Chart of the cruising area that I plan to sail, and one area north, and one area south, just in case.

Most of the boats that I sail (OPB) have a Raymarine C80 Chartplotter/depthsounder at the helm, and a VHF mounted below deck (where I can't hear it).
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

USCG Licensed OUPV Captain, ASA 101/103/104/105 Certified Instructor - Also certified in Recreational Marine Electrical Systems
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #10  
Old 11-26-2009
night0wl's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 1,409
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 9
night0wl is on a distinguished road
Raymarine C80 @ Helm
ST60 Tri-data @ Helm
ST60 Wind Speed @ Helm
ICOM Ram-Mic @ Helm
West Marine Raitea?? Binoculars stowed nearby

Laptop @ Nav Station running Garmin BlueCharts
ICOM VHF @ Nav Station
Paper Charts @ Nav Station


Spares: Handheld GPS (Garmin 76CSx), Handheld VHF (Standard Horizon HX250S), Binoculars
__________________
S/V Jendai
Beneteau 343
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maintaining Safety Gear Tom Wood Seamanship Articles 0 12-21-2001 08:00 PM
Maintaining Safety Gear Tom Wood Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 12-21-2001 08:00 PM
Maintaining Safety Gear Tom Wood Cruising Articles 0 12-21-2001 08:00 PM
Maintaining Safety Gear Tom Wood Her Sailnet Articles 0 12-21-2001 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:48 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.