Originally Posted by s/v Jedi
I agree with Bram that the NGW is a step back. If the NGT-1 is returnable then I still think the YachtDevices Ethernet gateway is the best choice. It can be used just as is (incl. nmea0183 over Ethernet) and it can be used to feed the SignalK server. It can do it all.
Sure but he doesn't need a signal k server.
There are literally dozens of N2K, 0183 multiplexers, Ethernet, Wi-Fi gateway devices on the market. The Yachtdevices units are cheap
for a reason; they are not very well built nor very robust electrically. The Actisense devices are both well built and robust.
The OP just wants to get N2K into OCPN for goodness sake.
Note : I have been messing with S2k, openplotter, opencpn for years and have made many ocean crossings and lots of coastal miles running them. But I enjoy cocking around with electronics
; it is my profession. Most people just want to plug stuff in... There is no need for such evangelism / sacred cow, pushing to somebody who doesn't seem to be into it..... Ciao