here because I'm a bit of a dullard when it comes to electronics installation
I currently have a Nexus Classic suite of wind/speed/data instruments. I'm not sure of the age of the suite but it's probably closing in on 8 years old or so.
transducer at the top of the mast
suffered damage during Sandy and I pulled it off. Looks like only the front wind
blades came off as the spindle is sticking out and spins fine, but I have had no luck in finding a replacement blade during months of searching. Ergo, I have to get a new transducer. I have contemplated simply replacing the whole suite, but have put off that decision for the time being.
BUT, I thought why not install a good wind transducer, such as a Maretron, for the time being and then the rest of the system down the road. I was thinking that the system I have might be NMEA 0183
compliant, and not 2000 compliant but I can't find any info on the dates of either standard to make an educated guess about where I might stand.
Wrote to Nexus (now owned by Garmin) inquiring about the Classic's NMEA 0183
compatibility, and of course they suggest that I should use their replacement transducer, the nWind. They also wrote:
As for NMEA 0183, the server is compatible with those type of sensors but the data stream will be much slower than it would otherwise be across the network, so your performance would not be nearly as good as it would otherwise be by using a Nexus Wind transducer with this server.
Can anyone with more smarts than me comment on this statement, hopefully with a description of what kind of real world performance hit, if any, "much s lower" translates into?