{Stus-List} PC Based instrument Display

Della Barba, Joe Joe.Della.Barba at ssa.gov
Fri Jun 12 10:32:31 EDT 2009

That will work fine if the sensors put out NMEA data.

If not, it really isn't practical.


Joe Della Barba


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I am looking to replace my ~ 3 yr old Navman instruments which have had
display problems almost from day 1.

Since all the sensors appear to be working, all I need is a reliable
display and a method to convert the raw input
from the sensors to the appropriate units. 

Given the costs of anything with marine in the product, I thought I
might be able to use a suitably programmed
Net Book or other small computer as a combination sensor 'reader' and
display, perhaps with the display 
changing periodically to display depth, then windspeed, then compass
heading, etc.

Are there reasonably easy solutions out there that will keep the cost to
a few hundred instead of a few thousand dollars or is
this just wishful thinking?

Charlie Nelson
S/V Water Phantom
C&C 36 XL/kcb




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