The electronics outfitting of Tanglewood is reaching its conclusion, and I'd say most of it has gone well and is working as expected. Not everything, but most of it. Apparently all these systems have problems, and that has certainly been my experience with my past two boats. I asked Chris if in retrospect we were running into more problems, fewer problems, or about the same number of issues as other systems he has done. With little hesitation, he said fewer problems. I guess that's reassuring.
Our electronics break down into a number of different systems, and I think it makes sense to go through them one at a time, and do so in a post dedicated to each. That will make the posts more bite-sized, and make it easier for people to skip over anything they are not interested in.
So here's the break down:
- Basic navigation systems. This includes GPSs, heading sensors, AIS, and chart plotter
- PC navigation system
- Auto pilot
- Ships monitoring
- Communications systems