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Old 16-12-2010, 18:55   #16
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No reason to have all the same brand at all, buy what you want.

I have the following;

Nexus wind
Furuno Gps
Icom vhf
Raymarine Auto pilot
Sytex Radar & plotter
Laptop using Nobeltec
Ais

All happily talking with each other thru a Brookhouse Multiplexer.

A splitter in not the best way to go......lose your mast.....what are you going to do with your splitter?
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Old 16-12-2010, 18:58   #17
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You have a mish mash of hardware, maybe you should have all Raymarine or all Garmin.
The "lust" list is to have two C90W units one mounted on or under the cockpit table viewable from both tables and the other flush mounted on the navi station wall. A compromise "lust" would be to have just the cockpit C90W and leave the Garmin as a backup.

I have a feeling I don't need either for season 1, which will probably just day sails in suitable weather The AIS for now is just a novelty toy as it is "cheap" compared with the other stuff.

I have now ordered an ST70 unit and extension cable plus have added myself to the wait list for the Brookshouse iMux-ST. AIS shopping will wait.

Maybe after the first sailing trip in spring negotiating new harbours with the iPad not were I need it may make me decide to get at least on C90W
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Old 16-12-2010, 19:41   #18
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Of course you use a separate antenna, but why rely on VHF? Loosing a mast is not good anywhere, but offshore VHF is unlikely to be of any use. But I would strip a length of coax to make a emergency antenna. I have a ERIp which I would rather rely on for a emergency
Sure your system works, but does all that Raymarine does? How about a MOB system?
Each to their own of course,
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I was just thinking, what if the mast comes down and the backstay takes out the pushpit mounted "spare" VHF antenna?

As VHF antennas are cheap wouldn't a spare stored safely away below be what you really need if the choice about splitter or not came down to a safety decision? :d
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[QUOTE=hoppy;579636]The "lust" list is to have two C90W units one mounted on or under the cockpit table viewable from both tables and the other flush mounted on the navi station wall. A compromise "lust" would be to have just the cockpit C90W and leave the Garmin as a backup.

Why not skip the extra C90W below decks and just run Raytech software? $600 and you can put everything that is on your C90W in the cockpit on your laptop or computer below decks. I am installing a C90W at the helm and eventually adding the software to the computer below.
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