Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: San Francisco Bay area
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Re: Replacements for old instruments?
Faced with a bunch of knackered instrumentation, I decided NMEA2000 was the way to go. The expandability is excellent.
So the first step was a Garmin / Airmar DST800 speed, depth, and temp transducer in the existing hole for the old knotlog. This was hooked up to the chartplotter, both on the NMEA 2000 backbone.
Then I added a second display (Garmin) later on.
Last year when the mast was down for re-rigging, I added a Simrad wind display, which shares data on the network (from the plotter) to calculate true wind.
Might eventually add an autopilot to the network.
Bristol 31.1, San Francisco Bay