I have all the equipment
needed to set up a Raymarine Seatalk
network for my instruments. I have a three-instrument navpod that I can install in two potential locations.
The first is the location where the old instruments were, on the wheel pedestal
. I've removed all the old instrument except the speed log, because it was the only thing that still worked. Once I install the new instruments I'll remove that too.
The second location on on the cabin
roof just behind the main cabin hatch
. The boat
is a cruiser but we race
at our yacht club during the summer.
Installing on the pedestal
would be easier. The pedestal already has the space and tubing that would accept the Seatalk
Installing on the cabin-top would be harder. There is no natural mounting location or hardware
On the Pedestal only the helmsman can see the instruments. On the cabin top the entire cockpit
crew can see them, but they would be more susceptible to damage by crew working on raising and lower sails
and moving around on the deck
Anyone have an opinion on which location I should favor?