All electronics that are more than five years old have been decommissioned and removed.  This included:

  • GPS (horribly inaccurate, slow, dated from the 1990s)
  • Autopilot (non-functional)
  • Water speed transducer (NMEA 0183)
  • Forward scanning sonar (mono-color screen, never got it to work)
  • Radar dome (Furuno from the 1990s)
  • Helm instrument displays (NMEA 0183)
  • Sat Phone (modem)

New navigational electronics that have been purchased over the past few years are all NMEA2000 compliant.  In many cases, they also include Ethernet connectivity.  When possible, the electronics have tended to fall within the Furuno NavNet line.

  • Water speed / depth / temperature transducer (installed)
  • Fish Finder transducer (installed)
  • Furuno DRS4D radar dome (installed)
  • GPS/WAAS sensor
  • SSC200 Solid State Compass
  • NavNet 3D MFD8 Multi-Function Display
  • NavNet Network Sounder (fish finder)
  • Sirius Satellite Weather Receiver w/Antenna
  • NavPilot 711 with PG500R (high speed heading sensor)
  • Wind Transducer (installed on the masthead)
  • FI501 Wind Direction Display
  • FI503 Multifunction Digital Data display

Most of the new electronics will be removed from their current locations (scattered throughout the ship) and relocated to where the heat riser once was.  (The heat riser was removed from its protected area behind the main salon ladder after the diesel engine was decommissioned.)