So I have yet another question about networking existing electronics
on a boat
, apologies in advance for the length, and if anyone can point me in the right direction Ill buy you a beer
if we meet somewhere!
set up is primarily Furuno
, depth/speed, radar
all feeding into a Nav Net 3d. I also have an em trak AIS
connected to the NavNet
and a standard horizon radio
There is no network backbone, instead everything (apart from the radio) runs through a Furuno
junction box with a CAN port feeding the Nav Net.
I would also like to install a Raymarine
The goal of this is to get the laptop
running individually (and accept that the tiller pilot will only run through the laptop)
So after a few hours of reading my untrained eye is seeing three potential options:
-can I install a multiplexer with a seatalk
port for the tiller pilot and then split the NavNet NMEA
cable to feed both the NavNet and also the mulitplexer which would connect to the laptop
or do I have to, in essence, split each data feed going into the junction box so each instrument feeds both the Nav net and the multiplexer separately?
Finally, the furuno junction box has a port to attach a CAN Backbone cable. Is it possible to then connect that backbone cable (via a box of trickery) to the laptop?
Any and all thoughts welcome!