have aged quite a bit. I have a Raymarine
ST50 set. I recently damaged my wind
wane, finding parts
was a pain. So I fixed it with a DIY project
, now need to go up the mast
again to install it. Apart from that everything is working (knocking on wood).
But independent of that, it is time for me to add a chart plotter and maybe a radar
. I already have a AIS
transceiver (AMEC) that I use on my iPad
with iSailor and iNavX
but I would like to get a dedicated chart plotter. I was thinking of using this opportunity to upgrade everything and I got a quote for installing a B&G system, including a radar
: $16k (yikes!). So I went back to drawing board
So here is what I am thinking and I would like to get a sense of whether this is sane at all:
I would like to get a Raymarine SeaTalk
1 to SeaTalk
ng Converter Kit (E22158), Raymarine Axiom 7 Multifunction Display (E70363-00-NAG) and NavPod GP1500-33 Pre-Cut SystemPod (GP1500-33 and A80498). Theory is that I can connect this to my existing instruments by using the E22158 and to AIS
by using NMEA 2000
, and then have the option to install a Raymarine radar later on. This would cost me a mere $1,300 and I think I can do the installation
myself. That being said, I have no idea if this will work
at all and what I need to pay attention to.
Any thoughts or suggestions?
Many thanks in advance.