Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Whangaparaoa, Auckland New Zealand
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Re: is NEMA 0183 a deal breaker
I would be OK with buying 0183 only gear, especially if on a tight budget. Living on the advancing cusp of modern technology is very expensive. If it does what you need done, then why not save $$$s?
We run Nexus instruments and tiller pilot, and a Garmin chart plotter, plus an old Hand held GPS. We plug the HH GPS in, and run some of the data through a 'black box' (multiplexer - converter) to enable data sharing and data logging into NEXUS Race software on a laptop.
All as low cost as we could get, and does what we want, and has done for years (6 or 7, shorthanded sail racing). No failures, still get software & map updates for the chart-plotter - everyones happy!