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Hi all! I use the calmness of the holiday season to research and structure my thought around a potential B&G refit of the sailing boat I recently bought. Maybe you can help me a bit - some of the topics I will bring up have been touched on in the discussions here but either the discussion happened some significant time ago (and available hardware changes quickly) or they seem to me not to be conclusive in themselves. The boat (which I use for single-handed sailing and sailing with my family but extensively for racing) has a B&G H3000 setup consisting of the following main components: Two GFD displays (one not working correctly and one only partially working - in both cases as a result of dampness in the display) One GPD autopilot display (working but showing also some wetness in the display) H3000 Hydra CPU B&G VMHU wind transducer ACP1 autopilot computer Jefa DD15 drive Three 20/20 mast displays KVH compass Remote vision remote control Depth transducer Speed transducer As a result of the two GFD displays failing the whole system is not operating correctly anymore and I will have to do something about it. Basically I see the following three main alternatives: 1) Get one new GFD and one new GPD from A+T Instruments I am thinking about the displays being shown here: http://www.aandtinstruments.com/home/products-2/displays/ Most likely the quickest alternative but will set me back 3500 €. And somehow I hate the fact that I will be investing so much in an older system - I also checked with them: Reparing my existing displays sustainably will be very difficult if not impossible. A potential other alternative would be to by an H5000 display and the B&G H5000 Fastnet Interface but that is only transferring data in the direction of the display and no commands in the other direction (like to control the 20/20 displays or to calibrate the autopilot) ... or am I mistaken here? 2) Upgrade to H5000 Most likely I can keep the transducers, the compass and the drive but will have to buy displays, autopilot and CPU. This will set me back 5300 € (if I am lucky). But I will not be able to use the nice mast displays... Is this worth it compared to the other alternatives? Especially if I consider how annoyed I feel about B&G not supporting the H3000 system anymore after what feels only a few years... 3) "Upgrade" to a Triton-based setup Maybe it is worth to migrate to a Triton / NMEA2000 based setup - also because of not being trapped in the situation where you have to upgrade everything because just one critical component fails in a system that is not supported anymore. I am considering: Two Vulcan7 as displays in the cockpit A NAC2-Autopilot A Precision9 compass 508 Wind sensor DST800 speed and depth sensor This will set me back roughly 4400 € - and maybe I can sell some of my still working old stuff on Ebay. But: Do you know any way how to still use my 20/20 mast displays in an NMEA 2000 world. Any experience with this solution here: http://www.sailmon.com/processor/? I also would love to use the B&G VMHU wind transducer on NMEA 2000. Any experience with this solution here: http://www.eurotaskltd.com/product/sailmon-windbox-bg-mhu-to-nmea2000-interface? Or any other solution? Which one of the alternatives would you recommend in general? Sorry for the lengthy post but I am a bit lost here ... and: Enjoy the rest of the holiday season! Cheers Sven
I'm considering mounting a B&G Zeus3 plotter on my cockpit bulkhead, looking at the specification the plotter needs 78 mm of "depth" to fit in the bulkhead, in order to fit the connector, it needs 152 mm, are there any cables avalible with angled connectors that requires less space in the bulkhead? I'm not sure there is 15 cm between the inner and outer side. I’m not sure what to google for, what’s the name/ standard of the connector used?
Anybody connect their older Westerbeke Admiral's panel to NMEA 2000? Mine's about a 1991 installation and has some non-functioning gauges, that may simply be disconnected sensors. Thinking of either Actisense EMU-1 or NOLAD RS-11 as best candidates to wire on backside of gauges.
ANyboady tried one. Seems to have some software issues early on but the roar has quieted down. Looking to replace an old non DSC VHF with a DSC VHF with an AIS receiver that can sit on my NMEA 2000 BUS, receive GPS from and send AIS targets to my Vulcan 7. Is the V50 what I want? If so, has anyone tried the H50 wireless handset?