Okay hey folks, I searched Google
with a few different key words and couldn't find what I was looking for. I'm pretty new to marine electronics
so please forgive me. My ancient depth sounder
belongs in a museum, so I'm planning an upgrade. My question is; NMEA 2000 Transducer
without a manufactures display? Is this do-able? I've gathered I would at least need a 2000 -> 0183 gateway so OpenCPN
can play. Also, what's the deal with the "smart" designation I'm seeing on a few models?
Am I better off with this instead of dropping almost the same amount on a regular NMEA
gateway? Same question though, do I need the manufacures display to make the system function?
Digital Yacht iKommunicate NMEA 0183 2000 to Signal K Gateway