You may have seen my other post about my Furuno
VX2 MFD failing recently. The tech hasnt confirmed yet but the suspicion is the unit will need repairs
and will be away for some time.
The other thought I had was to put something else in. I know the Furuno gear
is top notch, but frankly the generation I have leaves a lot be desired from a User Experience point of view.
As the MFD is the heart of the system along with the Furuno server FI3005 and I have GP-32 (excellent), radar
(which I never use), auto pilot (use all the time), FI-30 displays x 2, wind
instruments x 1 and sounder, what are my options?
I think it uses NMEA 0183
. Is it possible to plug
say a garmin
or ray marine
MFD into the network and have it actually work
? Or is it a case of one out all out and I need to replace the lot?
currently cruising the Australian East Coast