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Discussion in 'Electronics Q&A' started by Russ Calasant, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails GOLD Sponsor

    646
    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer 2001
    Cat 3126 V-Drives
    The more I read, the more I think all this can be done with ipads!! Seriously.

    Raymarine has the Quantum wifi only... add in a Navionics charts on another and I think you would have 90% of what most need.
     
  2. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    You'll still need a MFD for radar though. Unless they've developed compatibility with tablets. There were some complaints with iPads about visibility in bright light and heating up/shutting down.
     
  3. ttmott

    ttmott Well-Known Member

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    See my above post - Seatalk/Seatalk1 are not NMEA 0183 compatible - need an adapter. Seatalk is a duplex buss; NMEA 0183 require separate buss's for each talker unless a multiplexer is added.
     
  4. 370Dancer

    370Dancer Member

    696
    Oct 2, 2006
    Florida - Alabama
    1998 370 Sundancer
    380hp MAG MPI V drives
    +1 that. Only hope would be to have 0183 and Seatalk meet at your autopilot, or get a bridge adapter. My ST1G has both. Not sure what your model is.
     
  5. ttmott

    ttmott Well-Known Member

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    It's a ST8001 2G which requires a Seatalk interface to the E120 MFD's.
    The Course Computer has NEMA 0183 inputs and outputs which I have the Ray GPS connected.
    FYI the NMEA 0183 terminals on the Course Computer (Labeled as "NMEA") have limited functionality and cannot be used as a "bridge" to the displays for other NMEA 0183 devices. I found this out when I tried to interface my VesselView7 NMEA2000 interface to it through an Actisense NGW-1 NMEA2000 to NMEA 0183 converter.
    And, FYI if you have a Seatalk2 interface and use it to connect NMEA2000 devices (Seatalk2 is partially compatible NMEA2000 with Raymarine special connectors) the MFD will automatically disable the Seatalk/Seatalk1 port which your autopilot needs; It's a real mess to deal with in forward compatibility.
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2018
  6. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails GOLD Sponsor

    646
    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer 2001
    Cat 3126 V-Drives
    My understanding is the Quantum radar transmit over wifi only (not hard wired connection only power). I would agree that the daylight readability and heat of the ipads could be an issue.
     
  7. Russ Calasant

    Russ Calasant Active Member

    Dec 9, 2009
    East Greenwich, RI
    2001 480 DB
    CAT 3196
    1FF2B8A7-4003-4B56-A5AF-0B37F6CF48EE.jpeg I bought a used e80 and e120, updated the array.
     
  8. knot at work

    knot at work New Member

    21
    Sep 6, 2014
    Virginia Beach, va
    2001 460 Sundancer, 430 Cummins, Axiom 12", 650 AIS, SH 5500, Sat tv, 10kw Westerbeke.
    450 Cummins
    I just bought a 2001 460 Dancer with all original electronics. i'm keeping the rn300,st700+ and the st60. I'm replacing the rl80c and 220 vhf with a Raymarine Axiom 12 mfd, Raymarine ais 650, 4 ft HD open array antenna and a Standard Horizon 5500s.
     
  9. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    Congrats and best of luck Knot! Does your 220 still work? More specifically, the mic?
     
  10. knot at work

    knot at work New Member

    21
    Sep 6, 2014
    Virginia Beach, va
    2001 460 Sundancer, 430 Cummins, Axiom 12", 650 AIS, SH 5500, Sat tv, 10kw Westerbeke.
    450 Cummins
    Ref the radio, everything works and the mic cord is NOT frayed.
     

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