{Stus-List} Instruments

Frederick G Street fred at postaudio.net
Mon Jun 15 17:18:39 EDT 2009

Bill(s) -- if you're looking for NMEA 2000, take a look at the  
following link:


The new Furuno's look really good, although they're not much for  
graphic presentation or color.

If older NMEA 0183 is OK, stick to the Raymarine ST60+ gear.

Fred Street -- Minneapolis
S/V Oceanis (1979 C&C Landfall 38) -- Bayfield, WI

On Jun 15, 2009, at 1:56 PM, Bill Coleman wrote:

> Not a whole lot, but I will be happy to learn from your experiences!
> The only thing I can say for sure is I am adamant about everything  
> new being
> NEMA 2000.  Seems like if you get the Maretron or what's that other  
> company
> that makes all the transducers - they are all NEMA 2000 and you  
> should be
> able to mix and match, so you could get some of this stuff and a  
> Garmin
> display.(s)
> I have seen a couple Raymarine cups blow right off the top of masts  
> over the
> winter, so I doubt there is anything they have over Garmin in that  
> respect.
> Bill Coleman
> C&C 39
> Well, I think it really is getting to be time to replace all of my
> instruments. The little annoyances are starting to accumulate. I'll  
> most
> likely do it after the season is over, so I've got time to shop and
> compare. I would be replacing wind, depth and speed. Since instruments
> don't get replaced very often, I'd like to try and get this right. The
> setups I seem to see more than most is the Raymarine ST60 stuff. One
> brand that looks interesting, and very different in their approach is
> Maretron, but I haven't heard much of anything about them. They aren't
> exactly budget priced. I'm strictly a cruiser, but I sail in pretty  
> much
> anything other than hurricanes, so I need good, simple, tough,
> equipment. I do like the idea of using combined data to get things  
> such
> as apparent wind direction and apparent wind speed. I'm not crazy  
> about
> having everything on one screen, either. I'd like the wind on a  
> separate
> display from the speed and depth. With Maretron, that gets pretty
> expensive.
> I'm shying away from Garmin, only because they haven't been doing this
> for very long. I've had great luck with their GPS/Plotters. I'm not  
> sure
> how I feel about Tacktick.
> Any thoughts?
> Bill Bina
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