Tag Archives: 2000

Maretron WSO100 – Boat Show Preview

If you have been following this blog for any time now you have probably read about NMEA2000 at some point.  This networking system is revolutionizing the boating industry with its common connectors and inter-manufacturer connectivity.

Take a look at the Maretron WSO100 a complete weather station to add to your boat to keep on top of changing conditions while you are on the water.  Be sure to check it out at the Toronto International Boat Show starting January 14th 2012.

Here is a preview of what you can expect to see next week –> Maretron WSO100 Video

-Lawren

Check Out This Electronics Setup

Earlier in the year we worked closely with Scott Walcott from West Lake Willows resort in Picton, ON as he was outfitting his boat with electronics.  Scott operates a charter boat service focusing on walleye in the Bay of Quinte and eastern Lake Ontario.  We assisted him in the selection of marine electronics for his new boat he was taking delivery of in the fall.

Take a look at this video Scott made doing a quick walk through of his electronics setup.

As you can see this boat is loaded with the latest in marine electronics technology.  If you are interested in a day of fishing with Scott aboard the his 26′ Wooldridge Pilot house you can contact him through his website at www.westlakewillows.com

-Lawren

NMEA 2000: Upgrading made easy!

For years plying the waters of our Great Lakes took skill and relied solely on
paper charts and the crackle of the ole marine radio! Nothing was more stressful
than plotting a dead reckoning on a raster chart during a 30 knot wind pushing
you closer to the rocks that you were trying to avoid in the first place!

Today, we enjoy and rely on electronic devices to solve our navigational and
communication problems. Take the new version of the maritime VHF radio! It
allows us to communicate our safety concerns within a third of a second for all
stations to hear. We can communicate with each other for a multitude of
reasons. We rely on radar, marine GPS Chartplotters and weather maps in one or
more marine devices.

Prices and competitive retail advantages have allowed all boaters the opportunity to own and enjoy all of these simple electronic pleasures. NMEA 2000 now makes hooking up all these devices a breeze. NMEA 2000 combines electrical and data specifications to set up a marine data network for communication between marine electronic devices such as radar, depth gauges, GPS – nautical chartplotters, navigation instruments, engine gauges, multiple tank level sensors and laptops. It has been defined by, and is controlled by,
the US based National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). More and more
electronic manufactures are making their products to this standard.

Next time you are in the store looking for a new addition to your boat’s marine
electronics package, look for the label NMEA 2000 compliant. NMEA 2000 makes it easier to install, reduces costs and allows boaters to mix electronic manufacturers so they can enjoy the best equipment on the market. The NMEA 2000 system is based on a single backbone cable that sends messages and data in both directions.


The above drawing illustrates how a NMEA 2000 backbone can connect a power boats’
electronic device such as a GPS, VHF, compass, engine data, navigation system,
etc.

I know what I’m doing in the Spring! My Carver’s electronic devices need an
upgrade and there is no better way to do it. Come in and see us to discuss your
NMEA networking needs.

John

1984 Carver 3207