I'm starting to a similar way.
I use a raspberry pi 3b+ with open plotter and Isolated CAN-USB Stick. This is connected to a SeatalkNG network. I was planning on using the Pi for OpenCPN
but I've found that it's too slow for anything other other casual viewing. Scrolling with tracks and AIS
targets etc.. draws it down to single
Instead I use a Samsung Galaxy tab Pro S (win 10) to run OpenCPN
and as a head
for the Pi.
I have an iPad
Pro that I use with either Navionics
, or running MXtommy gauges.
All are connected to my boat network, along with the Simrad
. It can be controlled via OpenCPN. Wind
are TackTick Micronet devices, so I had to buy a Micotalk puck
that picks up their wireless signal and translates it to N2K.
is a Raymarine
It is a shame that the pilot cannot be controlled either by OpenCPN or a SignalK app. Scott Bender did write a signalk plugin that does allow full control of the Raymarine but it is only implemented in his WilhelmSK iOS app. Perhaps in the future someone will make a webUI for it.