Slight derail - if you're working with an N2K system, or even just contemplating one for your boat, get Maretron's free N2KBuilder software
. It's very useful for planning the network and getting the terminations right. Also, it's cool.
This system seems it was designed to be installed by a contractor with a huge inventory in a van that could be drawn from, and charged out for labor and parts. Anyone want to start a business?
I'm working part-time for a busy marine
electrician and one of the projects is a complete Maretron/Furuno system (instruments, autopilot
, radar) in a lovely old cutter
. The total job is over $30k. Job was recently held up for over a week because a local distributor didn't stock the necessary part, but wouldn't expedite either.
(Hey manufacturers/distributors, if you want us to sell and install $70 cables
, the least you could do is have stock...