Just got my new/used Catalina
2005 c320 and the old Raymarine electronics
need to be upgraded. In an effort to take advantage of modern electronics
and do things smarter not harder, I am hoping to start replacing things using more wifi
and less cabling.. this should also be hopefully cheaper and more flexible.
I have started the process with a new tablet -- Asus Zen 3 with great display and a data card and built in GPS
. I know its not real weather
proof, but thats what backups are for.
I have bought and downloaded OpenCPN
on it and now I would like to start connecting the wind
, speed, "existing" instruments and make it the new chartplotter
Here is where it gets a bit fuzzy to me.
1. do I need a new wifi
hub router device to connect the tablet to the existing "seatalk" network ?
2. could I have more than one active chartplotter
online at a time?
3. eventually I want to tie in existing 'sensors' from all over the boat
and add new ones and monitor
from a central tablet to manage all alarm
4. since I want AIS
in my future, does the Vesper XB8000 with its built in wifi go a long way to solving my problem?
Any and all suggestions, diagrams, or alternate methods are greatly appreciated. thanks