Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 23-04-2015, 07:44   #1
Registered User
Capt.Don's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Altadena, CA
Boat: Tartan 3500
Posts: 528
Images: 1
Raymarine Smartcontroller - Range

Just installed a used Raymarine Smartcontroller. Installed the receiver in the nav-station. Works great in the cockpit, though when walking around the boat, the signal loses connection. Seems to occur when moving forward past mast.

A previous thread mentioned 200' range - I'm getting about 15'. Also mentioned cats and using on the trampoline. Seems I should get better range.

I'm sure the limited range has to do with my installed location - inside the nav-station, with lots of wires, fiberglass hull, wood panels,....

What is the expected range? Where do folks normally install the receiver? Is there a way to add an external antenna? Alternately, with a longer SeaTalk cable, I could move the receiver to up under the hull, possibly reducing the interference inside the nav-station.

Thank for your advice,
Capt.Don is offline   Reply With Quote

marine, raymarine

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Raymarine SmartController and SeaTalk NG ggarrouste Marine Electronics 8 17-07-2011 11:15
Raymarine SmartController amytom Marine Electronics 10 18-11-2008 15:22
Which cat to choose in the 47 to 52 range California Cat Man Multihull Sailboats 34 31-05-2008 09:58
VHF RADIO RANGE GordMay Marine Electronics 16 24-02-2007 09:33

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:30.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.