I recently installed a SIMRAD
system on my ketch
(35,000 lbs). I had a shop put the hydraulics in and then I did the rest. It was pretty easy and with a converter my Garmin GPS
talks to the Simnet system. I used the SIMRAD
tech support while putting the unit in, they responded in a day or so and were very helpful. Most of the manufacturers have great webpages that will help identify which components you need.
I also spoke with several shops at a recent boat show
, got 3 estimates for the kit and installation
before I spent any money
. I've only used it for about 5 hours so far, it works like a champ. 2 hours were while doing 5 knts across a bumpy ocean. I couldn't be happier with my pilot.