{Stus-List} Instruments

Bill Coleman coltrek at verizon.net
Fri Jun 19 09:45:49 EDT 2009

That is one nice feature worth waiting for, the automatic brightness


Bill Coleman

C&C 39


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




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

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 

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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