Navigation and Communication Systems

Integrated Navigation System

RayMarine Integrated series G system(installed 2009) comprising:-

Chart Plotter preloaded with entire worldwide set of Navionics Charts at Chart Table

4kW RayMarineDigital Hi-Resolution 48mile Open Array Scanner (on mizzen mast at crosstrees)

Full set of ST60+ RayMarine Instruments comprising:-

Speed/Log

Depth

Wind Speed/Direction

Closehauled Wind

Instruments all located on forward side of cockpit (visible from Helm) and repeating via SeaTalk to Nav System

AIS

RayMarine AIS650 Class B Transceiver (2012) with dedicated GPS on coachroof and transmitting/receiving via dedicated VHF antenna. Output fed to integrated Nav System in Pilot House.

Forward Facing Echo Sounder

EchoPilot forward looking echo sounder with dedicated monitor (mountable in cockpit)

GPS

RayMarine primary GPS integrated within Nav System

Furuno GPS-32 secondary independent unit in Pilot House

Weatherfax

Furuno Fax/Navtex receiver in Pilot House

Barometers

Digital electronic barometer in Pilot House. Analog barometer in Saloon.

 

Communications Systems

VHF

ICOM M-603 VHF with DSC and separate Command-mike in cockpit. Also allows machine generated fog signals and voice transmitted via mizzen-mounted loudhailer

SSB

ICOM M-801E MF/HF Radio with DSC transmitting via a A-141 Antenna Tuner and backstay antenna. Connected via PACTOR modem to facilitate email at sea.

PACTOR Modem

PACTOR Dragon 4 modem for high speed email communications at sea via specialist shore stations (eg Winlink or Sailmail)