{Stus-List} Instruments Nexus NX2??

Gary Russell captngaryr at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 07:47:46 EDT 2009


Hi Bill,
     I have the NX2 wind display and it does display analog direction and
digital speed (apparent / true) plus many other combinations.  Works fine
with Garmin GPSMAP130.  I don't have any experience with any of their
wireless options.

Gary
S/V Expresso

On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 7:42 AM, Bill Bina <billbina at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> The Nexus stuff looks like a leading candidate. I wish they had a wind
> display with an analog direction and digiatl wind speed combined, like my
> present one, but if I can display wind speed at the same time as depth and
> boat speed through the water, on the digital display, and just wind
> direction on the analog display, I'll be okay. If I can tie in the output
> from my Garmin GPS, that would be even better. Does the Nexus wireless wind
> instrument have the same blanking out issue as the TackTick? I would most
> likely use the wired version anyway, but I'd still like to know, just in
> case there is an especially good deal on a package with the wireless option.
>
>
> My only experience with Raymarine is owning two of their tiller pilots,
> which have been great. An ST1000 came with the boat, and I used it
> extensively for years. Last season I bought an ST2000, which is even better,
> (faster, stronger, QUIETER) and relegated the old one to "backup", although
> I've never had any problems with it. I figured it would really be a drag to
> be left with no tiller pilot in the middle of a week of cruising if
> something DID go wrong with it. We'll be leaving later today for a 10 day
> sail up the coast to poke around a bit. Does anyone know if the Block Island
> dredging situation was resolved? We aren't really planning on going there,
> but we'll be in the general area, and the weather is always a question this
> time of year. You never know for sure where you'll end up running for cover.
>
> Bill Bina
>
>
> Gary Russell wrote:
>
> Hi Ron,
>      My last order for Nexus / Comnav / NX2 was from Sailnet (remember
> them?).  I got the autopilot, and they had the lowest prices around.  My
> instruments were purchased from my local rigging shop about 8 years ago.  My
> instruments include the following:
>
> 1  Wind Display
> 1  Compass Display
> 2  Multi-Displays
> 1  Server
>
>      I'm happy with everything, especially the autopilot.
>
> Gary
> S/V Expresso
>
> On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 3:25 PM, Ron Casciato <impromtu at verizon.net>wrote:
>
>>  Gary:  Where did you get your NX2 system and what do you have?  Where do
>> you get your NX2 system serviced? I have the earlier Nexus Classic system;
>> depth, speed, wind date and a couple of Multi displays…………I’ve been thinking
>> about upgrading and if I do, the current system may be available for anyone
>> interested………..I’ve been pleased with Nexus.
>>
>>
>>
>> Ron Casciato
>>
>> Impromptu
>>
>> C&C 38MKIIC…..’77
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>  ------------------------------
>>
>> *From:* cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com [mailto:
>> cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com] *On Behalf Of *Gary Russell
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, June 17, 2009 12:49 PM
>> *To:* cnc-list at cnc-list.com
>> *Subject:* Re: {Stus-List} Instruments
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm an NX2 fan.  Won't put Raymarine on my boat ever again.  I've heard of
>> a lot of sailors having all sorts of reliability problems with TackTic and
>> especially Navman.  My dock neighbor had to replace all of his Navman
>> instruments last week.  They were only 2 years old.  ALL the displays had
>> failed.  My NX2s are about 8 years old and the only problem I've had was 1
>> failed speed transducer ($120.00).  I haven't heard anything bad about B&G
>> except the price.
>>
>>
>>
>> Gary
>>
>> S/V Expresso
>>
>> '75 C&C 35 M k II
>>
>> On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 11:49 AM, Pete Shelquist <
>> Pete.Shelquist at comcast.net> wrote:
>>
>> Bill –
>>
>> FWIW, about 5 yrs ago I did a number of distance races on a boat with
>> Tacktic.  Every time a storm rolled by all displays would go blank.  The
>> owner is a pretty serious racer and the instruments were gone the next
>> season.  The boat now has B&G.
>>
>>
>>
>> I’m in the same spot you are in looking for instruments and the timing to
>> purchase.  Keep us informed on what you’re finding.  The more research I do,
>> the more I like Garmin (wind VMG, barometer, tru/apparent wind/boat speed,
>> Per Panbo: decent graphics/trends and bright displays, also nmea 2000).
>> It’d be nice to know someone that has actually used it.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com [mailto:
>> cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com] *On Behalf Of *Dennis C.
>> *Sent:* Monday, June 15, 2009 1:48 PM
>> *To:* billbina at sbcglobal.net; cnc-list at cnc-list.com
>> *Subject:* Re: {Stus-List} Instruments
>>
>>
>>
>> I installed a Nexus 2000 (now Comnav NX2) system on Touche' in 1999.
>> Replaced the depth transducer (lightning strike?) and the masthead wind
>> unit.  Other than that, the instruments have performed well.  The
>> multidisplay provides more info than most casual sailors need.  One thing
>> the Nexus system provides is wind relative VMG.  That is, velocity made good
>> directly upwind or directly downwind.  This differs from "VMG" according to
>> a GPS which is really WCV, waypoint closure velocity.  I find VMG very
>> valuable for racing.  I'd consider NX2 again if I was replacing.
>>
>>
>>
>> I'd also consider NKE instruments.  Have heard good things about them.
>> Mauripro Sailing sells both the NX2 and the NKE systems.  A full
>> wind/speed/depth system will run you about $2300 for NX2 and about $2500 for
>> NKE.
>>
>>
>>
>> I've been on several boats with Raymarine instruments.  Other than the bad
>> experience with their wheelpilots, I haven't heard much negative on their
>> instruments.
>>
>>
>>
>> I've installed B&G instruments on a couple boats and they're still
>> working.
>>
>> Dennis C.
>>
>> Touche' 35-1 #83
>>
>> Mandeville, LA
>>  ------------------------------
>>
>> *From:* Bill Bina <billbina at sbcglobal.net>
>> *To:* cnc-list at cnc-list.com
>> *Sent:* Monday, June 15, 2009 1:24:10 PM
>> *Subject:* {Stus-List} Instruments
>>
>> 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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