The system took shape around the Raymarine X-5 Tiller Pilot and new p70 controller and i70 display. This combination necessitated SeaTalk(ng). I don't want to leap into a Raymarione MFD- no good place to mount on a Moore 24 unless I build a seahood and hard dodger, and power consumption, proprietary standards, etc. but I could be persuaded otherwise I suppose.
I need to integrate existing Airmar transducers for tridata, and a Standard Horizon 2150 VHF/DSC/AIS (receiver). It would be desirable but not essential to drive the X-5 from iNavX or similar iNavigation apps. I also want to integrate a GPS into the network. The primary display will be iPhone and iPad via wireless.
My questions (the known unknowns): 1) How to best integrate GPS in the system; 2) What multiplexer/WiFi/USB device to use (I'm exploring the options from ShipModul, Brookhouse, Digital Yacht, DMK Yacht Box, Chetco and Maretron) to connect with iPhone/iPad; 3) What other questions or options should I be exploring?
Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide. And as a related FYI, when I spoke with Jamestown Distributors yesterday (they ship Raymarine Seatalk stuff directly from Raymarine) some items were backordered. I suspect Sandy's carnage will result in a high demand for repairs.