We recently purchased a 36' Catalina
and it came with a variety of electronics
most of which are in good working shape! We have:
DSM30 Depth Sounder
RD 218 Radar
- needs seatalk
converter (any recommendations? I've seen something other manufacturers that do more than the raymarine
And here's the kicker
ST60+ Tridata repeater (I think, looks just like seatalk
The boat was billed as having the speed/temp transducer, but I've finally figured out that what it has is in fact an old signet transducer, which is in no way connected to the raymarine
system. The transducer wire is actually cut before it heads up to the navpod.
Currently the Tridata instrument reads depth
only which it likely gets from the seatalk network, which is useful, but it would be great to know speed over water
and not just GPS
So my question is: what is the best (and least expensive) way to add a speed and temperature transducer to the system. I'm assuming that the non-repeater version of the Tridata has inputs for the transducer on the back and raymarine transducers don't just output seatalk words because if they did then I could just plug
it into the end of my network...
Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!