I have a Raymarine
ST290 setup with E120 chart plotter and various gadgets to go with it.
with 2 x 40HP Yanmar
diesels, I would like to add certain parameters into the system. When I am sailing I am mainly standing on the cockpit
seat to sea better - but then I can't see the analogue instruments. Also no warning there, if I lose oil
pressure or overheat, for instance.
I am looking at
temperature (and other select temperatures)
level (less important but would be nice)
The ST290 DPU has SeaTalk
, SeaTalk2, NMEA183, NMEA2000 ... as far as I remember.
Is this doable (within reasonable budget), and what is the best way forward?
It would be nice if I can play with the data as I want - for instance with fuel flow, fuel level and SOG, I would calculate estimated remaining range and time.
should be digital in a way to make it so precise that I can use it to (manually) synchronise the RPM if I want. Maybe even synchrophase, but that would probably take electric
throttles which I don't want.
So - add on to the SeaTalk
, or use a third party setup and connect it via NMEA2000 or otherwise? I am happy to experiment
and build stuff, but it has to be quite reliable.