Just installed a used Raymarine
Smartcontroller. Installed the receiver in the nav-station. Works great in the cockpit
, though when walking around the boat
, the signal loses connection. Seems to occur when moving forward past mast
A previous thread mentioned 200' range - I'm getting about 15'. Also mentioned cats and using on the trampoline. Seems I should get better range.
I'm sure the limited range has to do with my installed location - inside the nav-station, with lots of wires, fiberglass hull
, wood panels
What is the expected range? Where do folks normally install the receiver? Is there a way to add an external antenna
? Alternately, with a longer SeaTalk
cable, I could move the receiver to up under the hull
, possibly reducing the interference
inside the nav-station.
Thank for your advice,