I held off buying equipment last year as the push to Touch screen was all too confusing and researching thru CF Threads and other Forums I am still trying to get a clear picture.
as an example… Navnet-3d vs TzT 14”Touch
Furuno Navnet 3d or TZtouch - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum
From comments in various Forums
it appears that they have forsaken the navNet
3d upgrades for TzT touch developments and with the $1500 rebate….. a bit more attractive….
Q….So those who have bought Furuno…. If you were choosing Furuno today…. Would you go with TzT?
Functionally I know what I want, but recent threads on AIS
indicates that I just don’t have the latest updated info in Asia
on where the various Manufacturers’ developments are in 2014 and have yet to find any real time user’s consensus in manufacturer choice, before I commit to the big bucks.
My present configuration:
I have at helm
individual instruments but no chart or Radar
seating I have a Chart monitor
slaved from laptop
inside pilothouse to show charting info while on watch
What I want:
Replace with a 12-14” MFD for cockpit
station that brings in all the data to the main steering helm
Specifically Radar/AIS/Wind Info/Depth/Heading/Speed/Engine data.
I like that Chart Monitor
feature by cockpit seating as it is comfortable for 2nd person to monitor progress while relaxing
Portside is primarily equipment
monitoring so it will stay as is except new Radar/AIS Monitor will be outside in MFD
Stbd side I will replace old Logic Instruments with a few redundant nav instruments and a new navigation laptop
What I want:
Pilothouse is my comfortable planning and route
building station, so navigational Laptop should wirelessly interface with MFD to download and back up routes and tracks.
Q… Is that how a PC to MFD connection works?
Q…..Is the built in wireless LAN of FURUNO available also in other Brands. Are any of them better than Furuno?
Q….Read a thread about trouble configuring Open CPN to Furuno TzT…. And MaxSea ……Anyone with updates?
A key decision point for me is to find a reliable system that will be supported with software
updates in the next 5-10 years.
This Furuno update video shows how they plan to update in the future.
Software Update | FURUNO NavNet TZtouch
Q…is this now standard with all brands??…. Seems like this will be a game changer for updated software
Please help me to re-design and achieve an updated nav instrument system for StarGazer…..Thanks!