Navigation system overhaul

I decided it was time to re-wire and re-tool my entire navigation system.  I’ve written articles on parts of each of these, and they’re linked below.  Here’s a general overview of what I had, and what I wanted to do.  I started with:

  • Raymarine ST2000+ autopilot with wireless remote
  • Tacktick wireless instruments for depth, speed, GPS, wind, compass, heading, including NMEA interface
  • Handheld Garmin 76 GPS
  • Uniden VHF radio with wireless remote

None of the systems above really worked well together, other than the Tacktick instruments and the autopilot.  I used those two to sail a specific set degrees off of the wind when under sail.  The purpose this process was to increase the capabilities of the system, and make sure everything talked with everything else.
I ended up with:

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About Steve Mitchell

I live in Seattle, WA and love sailing, technology, & playing and composing music. I started playing the piano when I was 3, and ended up figuring out many other instruments along the way. I'm an avid sailor and have a 2000 Beneteau 311 named Grace, and sail it whenever and wherever I can.

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