My 15 year old depth/log/wind display (NAVMAN) just bit the dust and im looking at replacement options.
The frustrating thing is that the sender/transducers and all the wiring
are fine, its just the display unit that is damaged (not repairable).
Ive come across a few options;
1) Complete new raymarine
or tacktick wireless system. Cost = $2000ish installed (ouch)
2) A wireless multiplexer linking all the currently installed transducers (that worke fine) to an iPad
or Android tablet. Cost = Guessing less that $1000 ?
So far I havent found an elegant solution to linking all the instruments together as it seems there are multiple different components required that may or may not work well together.
Also re option 2, all my diesel engine
instruments are old and working intermittently. I can replace the engine
panel for $600+ or could perhaps feed the engine instrument senders to wifi
as well, thus having a display on my ipad
with all the nav and engine data, as well as a plotter perhaps.
so far has shown me that all of this is technically possible, but i guess the question I am asking is...... how realistic is it and does it work reliably and seamlessly ??