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Old 03-07-2016, 15:18   #1
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Question Can a B&G Zeus2 be the sole instrument?

From B&G advertising, their Zeus2 can function as a chartplotter, wind indicator, speed/heading unit, and autopilot interface. Would it work as the sole navigation instrument?
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Re: Can a B&G Zeus2 be the sole instrument?

Yes it would with all the required NMEA2000 transducers connected to the network. However, the bigger screen models would work better to avoid screen clutter. Personally, I'd prefer standalone gauges for basic functions.
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Re: Can a B&G Zeus2 be the sole instrument?

yes, but more is better... add a couple of triton screens they are really nice.
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Re: Can a B&G Zeus2 be the sole instrument?

I was looking at doing that to save $$$. Currently I have a new b&g zeus2 (7 inch) at the helm with a rudder sensor, wifi, and AIS transmitter. I still have the old b&g wind, speed, and depth sensors and displays. My boat yard pm says I still need to have a few triton displays, the data is easier to read towards the front of the boat. My wife added that you cannot see the mfd while sitting off to the side.
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Re: Can a B&G Zeus2 be the sole instrument?

Thanks to all. I think one, or two, dedicated displays makes sense.
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Re: Can a B&G Zeus2 be the sole instrument?

I agree with the masses - I have a Zeus T8 at the helm, along with 2 tritons. It's nice to be able to have custom pages of information.
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Re: Can a B&G Zeus2 be the sole instrument?

I went with the Zeus2 12in and no other instruments at the helm. Triton and iPad at the nav station. With the gofree, an iPad is your second chartplotter.

If you play around with the setup, you can display almost anything you want on the Z2.
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