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Old 10-23-2016, 10:46 PM
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Technology is moving fast. 10-15 years ago it was a chartplotter on the binnacle on the newest boats. I thought it was overkill..Now, most boats are fully Wi-Fi'd up, and you can almost stream a damn movie on the multi display in the cockpit.

I want something in between. Depth coming off the transducer to the my iPad would be nice, and maybe boatspeed to compare with SOG. But, anyway, I grew up with those funky spinning light depthsounders, a Saturn compass in the bulkhead & a knot meter, and parallel rules were me sliding my finger across a paper chart. LORAN was high tech when I was a teenager.
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Depth coming off the transducer to the my iPad would be nice, and maybe boatspeed to compare with SOG.
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What brand are your current instruments?

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Bill, I have Raymarine ST-40s (compass & depth/speed/temp). They have a SeaTalk cable but don't go to anything else.

I did a tiny bit of research and apparently can get some sort of Raymarine backbone and then send that off to some other box that would convert it to NMEA xxxx. I don't know much more about it than that at this time.
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AWESOME info, thank you so much! I winterized our 24' camper trailer in VT and NH, pretty much the same drill, but this is the first time doing the A4 on our 73 Pearson 30. Had hoped the marina would take care of this but they are backed up and unresponsive to my comms, so I'll be doing it this afternoon, starting with the engine cooling system. LOTS of good tips.

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Thank you, I hope it makes your life easier come launch time.
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Bill, I have Raymarine ST-40s (compass & depth/speed/temp). They have a SeaTalk cable but don't go to anything else.

I did a tiny bit of research and apparently can get some sort of Raymarine backbone and then send that off to some other box that would convert it to NMEA xxxx. I don't know much more about it than that at this time.

Has your system all been worked out since the post?
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Greg, I have not touched the instruments. Did not do enough sailing this year. Instead, I spent the last of the summer moving..at least I moved closer to the boat, so I can now ride my bike to it...I am about 1 mile from the marina now.

This might be one of those all-in-one boxes to get though. I have a buddy with newer ST60's and he is installing a similar but appropriate unit for his boat, so I'll let him be the guinea pig.
https://www.tindie.com/products/Quar...-with-seatalk/
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Greg, I have not touched the instruments. Did not do enough sailing this year. Instead, I spent the last of the summer moving..at least I moved closer to the boat, so I can now ride my bike to it...I am about 1 mile from the marina now.

This might be one of those all-in-one boxes to get though. I have a buddy with newer ST60's and he is installing a similar but appropriate unit for his boat, so I'll let him be the guinea pig.
https://www.tindie.com/products/Quar...-with-seatalk/
I'll have to bookmark that item!
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Shawn, I'm interested in what your friend finds. My boat came with an ST60 wind sensor on top of the mast, but no display unit for it. I would love to get wind information, but I can't see spending hundreds of dollars for outdated technology and old units with an unknown lifespan.
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