I just installed an SCX20 a couple of weeks ago to replace an infuriatingly inaccurate Aimar H2183 (dunno why the otherwise well-regarded 2183 never worked properly on my boat--maybe the 2 ton cast-iron keel
Due to an ongoing hatch
, I haven't been away from the dock
to perform a sea-trial yet, but the heading data provided by the SCX20 is spot on for the position of my boat
in its slip. Not so for the 2183.
After some initial difficulty, I used my Actisense NGT gateway to run the Furuno
SC Setting Tool to provide the necessary configuration coordinates for the SCX20. While I don't have a particularly large N2K network, it was necessary to disconnect many of the devices from the network to provide sufficient bandwidth for the Setting Tool to work
. Once that was done, however, the tool worked well. (I've never experienced a similar problem with configuration software
from other vendors, e.g. Airmar Weathercaster, Maretron N2KAnalyzer, etc, but there you have it...)
Hopefully, I'll be out on the water
in the next couple of weeks and can provide a more comprehensive report later. I expect to use the heading data for better autopilot control and sailing performance data--not so much MARPA or fathometer corrections....