Our 2000 Jeanneau
SO40 has the complete suite of Raytheon
ST60 instruments, monochrome radar
, and chartplotters from the turn of the century. I'm contemplating migrating to the B&G Zeus Touch displays, B&G 4G radar
(aka Simrad), autopilot
, and, over time, other instruments.
Has anyone gone down this road?
It appears that I can take the NMEA0183 data output from the ST60 multifunction instrument and feed that into the Zeus Touch NMEA0183 input, giving the Zeus all of the basic data generated by the ST60 system, but no Autohelm
control. And I could initially mock this up by acquiring only the Zeus display and seeing of the connectivity can be made to work.
Presuming that it works, I could then expand the number of Zeus displays, add 4G radar, then a new B&G autopilot
, and onward until the funds and/or patience end!