I'm thinking about getting a trailer
sailer 22-26ft. And I'm working on what exactly I'll outfit it with on the electronics
side. Its been a long while since I've looked into marine electronics
. So I don't even know what I'll run into any more.
I'd like to know where I'm at, and what I've gotten into. So a chartplotter/GPS Would be fabulous
I know years ago you buy a unit and then maps separately, which at times cost more then the device it's self. But times have changed and For 10$ I can use us topo maps app for Android.
Tablets seem like a option but id like a dependable unit. And the prices where pointed near a mountable marine
unit which is probably built better. And less software hardware
compatibility issues. Possible ext GPS antenna
Any one love a certain model, and are maps included now a days?
Separately I'd like a fish
What is good unit. In past I've used some that had depth
alarms. That's a good feature if used can prevent a learning
? I once had a bad experience where some vessels (live aboards) were on anchor
and had no anchor
lights lit up. And it was night in a strange place. I was luckily moving under power under a small electric motor
55lb thrust. On a 22 ft Catalina
As soon as my navigation
lights lit up the area it had my heart pounding.by the time I came to a stop I was within 20 ft, due to obstacles turning left and right wasn't a option. It wasn't easy the engine
was at 100% reverse. next boat
will have a bigger petrol engine
. But a low end radar
might be something I'll equip.
, what is the thing now adays
both? I'm sure noaa weather
would be ideal as well
speed, direction, are they useful under sail power.
Anything else I should consider. On the electronics side. Auto pilot seems a bit beyond my budget
, and honestly I don't trust one. A sunken sailboat mast
, piling, floating debris maybe troublesome.