I wound up with an itc5 for the wind
, and swapped out the speed/depth to the new DST800 unit that is STng. With 2 i70's and a p70 for the autopilot, and a GPS
it's a thing of beauty.
I also got the NoLand engineering dual engine
controller and a STng-nmea converter, and am getting engine
data on the i70s.
It was exactly as expected, the docs make great light of what the products can do, and the docs promise some stuff that the system CAN do, and the software
doesn't exactly live up to it. For example, the docs clearly state that "autotack" is configurable - you can set the amount of turn, and also set a timer from 0 to 10 seconds. This was never built in. When sailing to the wind, you get 90 degrees, and right now. The book also indicates a preventer routine to not allow tacking to the same wind direction, which was also never built out.
Small things, but the tacking stuff was a large part of the decision to purchase
, and it took a few emails to Ray to get them to admit it wasn't there.
The i70s however, are great. You could prety much mount them on the bow rail and read the displays!