Re: [Amel] Upgrading Electronics

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>

We changed to a new chart plotter, GPS, SSB, digital VHF about a two years ago. We used all Furuno because first we wanted a very good 2kW radar and two we prefer the C-Map plotter software. We also have a second GPS setup to with a switch to allow an either or operation as backup.. We did most of the work on our own and hired Peter Waterson from North Carolina for some of the tech startup... We went with the small screen but most likely should have gone with the 8" screen.. buy it from defender in Ct for the best prices.
good luck
Richard on Challenge SM 209

--- On Sun, 1/18/09, karkauai <> wrote:

From: karkauai <>
Subject: [Amel] Upgrading Electronics
Date: Sunday, January 18, 2009, 12:52 PM

Ahoy, all,

I'm considering adding a chart-plotter to my
electronics and hoped

you "old salts" could give me some thoughts on
what you are using...

user-friendliness, compatibility with ?standard? Amel

availability of service, and anything else you consider
important in

choosing one of these systems.

I've only done paper-chart navigation with GPS backup,
and trying to

read about these systems without actually using them is
like reading

them "en Francaise" (-;

Thanks in advance for whatever help you can offer.


1999SM "Kristy", previously

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