I have currently installed on the boat- a 100/300 raymarine
course computer with st6000+ head
unit for the autopilot
- a linux laptop
running xubuntu 12.04 and opencpn
- i have yet to add the gps
antennae and i would like to hook it up to the autopilot
if possible/simple enough
- the autopilot is happy with the rmb/rmc outputs of opencpn
so no problems there(besides buying
a usb tio serial
but what about the old head
unit? as this displays my compass
too and it will be kept if necessary? what about conflicts?
data from both theautopilot and opencpn?
I have a few questions though...whats the best way to hook it up?
and options for the gps/transfer protocols and cabling?
the autopilot is"seatalk" enabled- is there option inopen cpn to use this protocol?
basically the main quandary i have is
_ do i hook up the gps
to the autopilot or hook up the gps via usb to the pc(1.6ghz atombased netbook) and then onto the autopilot?_
as im able to buy an nmea
or usb gps depending on this choice which do i go for?
will the itty bitty usb dongles work as they are 20 quid (thinking of bluenext)?
or do i need a raymarine
125 or equivalent quality expensive job?
shielded acid proof idiot proof waterproof etcetc etc?
- is vhf interference
a big issue if i go with the cheap
on a tight budget
is a priority...
btw anyone got a spare raymarine fluxgate
too for cheap? as mine is unfortunately dead.
thanks for reading and for the help if its forthcoming!
really wouldnt mind not having the opencpn controlling the autopilot if it makes things easier.
should i build one of these?
YAPP: Homemade Seatalk to USB interface - Yachting and Boating World Forums
would it do the whole shebang so i can even have the compass
displaying in opencpn and anything else i add to the 100/300?