I'm about to take delivery on my new Beneteau 343, and of course like all new boats, instrumentation is a bit on the thin side.
I have a ST60 Tridata & C80 plotter at the helm, but I would like to add some instrumentation at the nav station as well. Does anyone know if the following is possible:
1) Second C70 or C80 unit down below...I've heard that in the past this wasn't possible, but Raymarine has released firmware allowing multiple units over Seatalk. A new screen would be very expensive
2) Add a set of cheaper ST40 instruments below. I'm thinking ST40 Bi-Data and ST40 Windspeed. Reason being, I have access to ST40 instruments at virtually free due to friend performing a refit
3) Of course, this option would be to buy a new set of ST60 instruments...but they're expensive
I'd prefer to go with option #2 since it would be lowest entry level from cost perspective. BUT, does anyone know if its possible to mix/match ST40 and 60 series over seatalk? And have examples on their vessel to prove it?