Just bought a sailboat and I'm looking to upgrade the instruments.
It has an older Garmin GPS
, B&G Network Quad and Wind
, and SH Intrepid VHF
that uses the GPS
position. Everything is NMEA 0183
I was thinking of getting a B&G Vulcan 7.
Questions... if I get a Vulcan, what's the best way to integrate everything? Do the NMEA 0183
to 2000 adapters work
well? I've heard mixed opinions. Can I get multiple instruments in one adapter or do I need an adapter for each instrument?
Can I plug
the sensors from the B&G Network instruments straight into the Vulcan (via adapter) or do they have to go to the instrument display first? (I want to minimize the number of actual instruments mounted and prefer if all the data could be sent straight to the Vulcan.)
Any opinions or suggestions are welcome! Thanks!