I'm pondering. I have a Raymarine
and both the ST6002 and p70 instruments as well as the necessary cabling kit to interface the p70 to the SPX-5 course computer (thank you Westmarine close-out sale!).
I also acquired from a local private seller a brand-new-in-the-box ST-60+ wind
instrument - the full kit with masthead transducer and cable.
My existing 'instrumentation' is an ancient Simrad
IS12 Combi with separate depth
and speed transducers. Depth
transducer is a 200kHz Airmar and the speed is standard Airmar which had the paddlewheel replaced 2 years ago. All working fine and I believe the transducers could be connected to either ST60+ or i50 instruments. Same goes for the ST60+ wind
transducer - I believe it will work on an i60 wind instrument.
So .... should I buy a ST60 or St60+ tridata (probably new or used eBay purchase) or buy a i50 tridata and a i60 wind control head
? I think overall the costs should be about the same, regardless of how I configure it, given I'll have instruments to sell to offset.
So it comes down in my book to Seatalk
is a Standard Horizon CP190i (NMEA 0183).
I'm only thinking of the Tridata units here as I have a 3-instrument Navpod for the helm
. So regardless I'd end up with wind, speed/depth and autopilot