Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
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I recently installed TackTick gear to replace an ST60 setup, since the ST60 system was having issues. The problems with the ST60 were all wiring related, mainly the connections at the mast base.
Installation was a piece of cake, and the system works beautifully, even interfacing with my Raymarine ST1000 tillerpilot via NMEA.
Adding instrument displays is very easy and they're adding more capabilities to the system all the time.
One nice feature to the system is that the digital displays can display system voltage for the 12 VDC system, as well as operate, even if the 12VDC system fails, at least for a short period of time, since the hull transmitter has a battery in it that will power the transducers for a while. The Wind transducer and the instrument displays are powered separately via solar panels.
BTW, the displays will operate for up to 300 hours without additional sunlight to charge them, depending on your backlight level and the charge level of the internal batteries.
Several charter companies have switched to TackTick instruments to reduce their maintenance costs IIRC.
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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)
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