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 Interior   Navigation Station   Safety Gear   Spares   Stowage   AIS System

Navigation Station

Our nav station has been modified with a sub electrical panel with an additional 6 breakers as well as mounting radios, TNC, etc.  Our instruments are Autohlem**  and use the seatalk bus to communicate with each other.  We have also installed a seatalk to NMEA converter to allow us to display and record wind, depth, speed and all nav and GPS data on our computer along with the electronic charts. 

Navigation Gear

bulletMagellan GPS
bulletSGC 2000 SSB/ham radio with SGC auto tuner mounted below port backstay
bulletApelco VHF with automatic antenna switch to change between nav station and cockpit VHF radios
bulletHand held VHF in charging bracket
bulletPactor II TNC for receiving email and weatherfax. Click here to read more about Communications
bulletToshiba laptop computer for electronic charts, weatherfax, boat maintenance logs, inventory program and freecell. Also have scanner, CD burner and printer
bulletBackup receive only SSB for voice weather or weatherfax
bulletBarometer- records pressure for 72 hr history as well as showing current temperature and humidity and time
bulletITT Generation 3 night vision monocular
bulletSteiner Commander waterproof binoculars
bulletHand bearing compass
bulletNav tools- plotters, dividers, parallel rules, magnifying glass, etc.

 

Click the photo to see an enlargement of the navigation
Station and read the captions identifying the equipment

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CLICK HERE
TO READ ABOUT THE FANTASTIC AIS SYSTEM WE INSTALLED IN 2009


**Our Autohelm instruments performed flawlessly for quite a few years but when we began to need service on them we became less satisfied with the company.  In recent years their customer service has declined terribly and we can no longer recommend them.  Click here for more information. 

 

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