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Location: Westchester, NY
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Re: Charts and Chartplotters
Did I respond to this thread? If I did... sorry to do it again.
Our Ray C80 is below decks and it displays radar and AIS etc. Not a great location for single and shorthanded sailing. I have an ancient Standard CP170 down below which I don't bother to turn on... waste amps
We have 7 cockpit dash displays...
Fluxgate compass w/GPS data (XTE, CTW....) connected to C80 (NMEA 183)
GPS data - XTE, SOG, COG, DTW, CTW, TTG ...+ connected to C80 (NMEA 183)
Boat Speed (#.##)
Race Repeater - VMG, true wind speed, true wind angle ...+
Analog Apparent wind dial
Apparent wind speed.
I have a B&G Zeus T7 under dodger winch mounted
If I have the smartphone in the cockpit... it sits on the coach roof (charging) I may run navionics for a second "chart view"
I do not helm the boat manually except to and from a mooring or to drop the anchor... and on and off the fuel or town dock. All other steering is done by an AP with its control head forward in the cockpit and I set the course with a rotary dial.
T7 moves down below.
New Zeus3-9 assumes the winch mount location on network
4 dash mounted Triton 2
Vesper AIS B
New masthead AWI
New radar scanner
New External GPS antenna
existing speed, depth, temp transducer
Upgrade will be to N2k
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