Gear: Electronics


B&G Zeus3 12"

This chartplotter will be mounted at the helm station. It will be used as the primary chartplotter for routing, data, radar, etc, and will often be in split screen mode (see pic left), which is why we want the larger 12" screen. We like this unit due to the nice integration with Predict Wind and your Iridium Go to download weather and routing right into the chartplotter. The B&G system is built for sailing, so it is the obvious system for our catamaran.

B&G Zeus3

Garmin GPS Map 7497 7"

This chartplotter will be used to displays various data at times, but whenever we are entering an unknown anchorage, we will switch it to the Panoptix 3D sonar forward and down scanning sonar (see pic right). It can also be used as a backup chartplotter. As a second screen to the primary chartplotter, we can use it all for one display while keeping the primary chartplotter showing the route. When offshore, we can use it to just show data, like it is an individual speed or wind gauge, etc., and split screen to show a couple of these.

Garmin Chartplotter


Android Samsung Tablet Tab S3, 9.7" Wifi

These can control the chartplotter from remote, and will work with the B&G or Garmin at the helm, at a fraction of the cost of an additional chartplotter. It can also run Navionics independently, as a backup to all chartplotters. This will be used at the Nav Station as well as other locations on the boat. It will also be how we plot a course when scouting with the dinghy. Navionics can transfer date from the Android device to the Zeus3 Chartplotter on the main boat.

Tab S3 Tablet

3D Sonar

Panoptix Livescope System

This unit goes with the Garmin plotter (above) to give it the Panoptix down and forward 3D scanning sonar capability. This will be a real help in lagoons with lots of bommies to avoid, etc., though it will only work well if you are going slow as it will only show about 200' ahead, but we will be slowing picking our way through an unknown anchorage in those cases so that's fine. It's a lot of money for it... but hitting one bommie can ruin your whole day and cost you a pretty penny, I'd rather spend the money on the Panoptix system than on repairing our hull.



B&G  T1 Hydraulic Linear Drive 12v Up to 12,000kg displacement

High power, efficient drive units for maximum power with minimum consumption. Ram allows the Power Steer Mode on the Pilot to be used in cas of manual steering failure. Integrated hydraulic system: no external hoses, reservoirs etc. Max Boat Size 12000 kg. Stroke 250 mm. Compatible Computers H5000, NAC-3

B&G T1 Ram

B&G Autopilot Hydra 5000 Base Pack

The H5000 Hydra CPU is the brains behind the ultimate cruiser system. Its ultra-fast ARM processors deliver data in an instant and the browser-based setup allows straightforward and flexible configuration.  The innovative B&G H5000 instrument system is powered by a smart Central Processing Unit CPU with the ability to run three levels of software Hercules Hydra and Performance. Hydra is designed for sailors running a cruising system and provides the sophistication you need without over-complication.  Running a system with an integral CPU has a wealth of advantages including web-browser based setup via the new H5000 interface for easy set-up calibration commissioning backup/restore and advanced diagnostics. It also expands the systems communications capabilities with dual NMEA 0183 ports with selectable message configuration Ethernet link to the web server and other software apps. Add a wireless router and you benefit from tablet/smartphone integration.  A CPU provides enhanced sensor support and specific sailing features like wind correction for heel/trim angle and true wind correction - improving the data displayed to the user and guiding the autopilot. It also simplifies seemingly complex calibrations through AutoCal calibration routines. The H5000 Hydra CPU delivers enhanced HV display control letting you oscillate the displays between two variables for more efficient display use and provides support for both expansion modules and many of Bs existing sensors. In addition the CPU provides advanced MOB function with dedicated MOB button input and dead reckoning of relative MOB position allowing for tide based on the initial MOB position or as updated via AIS SART with compatible equipment.  

B&G Hydra 5000 base pack


WeBoost Drive 4G-S Cell Signal Booster

Drive 4G-XR Marine gives you a reliable signal right on the water where reception is typically weak, all while helping preserve battery life. Signal boosters increase cell signal by collecting signals with a powerful antenna, delivering those signals to the booster, amplifying the cell signals so your devices receive them, and delivering your device's boosted signals back to the cell tower.


Wilson Electronics 9.88" 4G Wide Band Omni-Directional Marina Antenna

This is compatible with all US carriers including: AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, SPRINT, Straight Talk, U.S. Cellular and many more.  This omni-antenna features a rugged waterproof structure that’s designed to withstand damage from the elements.

Wilson Antenna

Wilson Electronics 20' RG58 Low Loss Coax Cable

This coaxial cable extension gives you a little extra length to hook up your antenna. It works both indoors and outdoors, and an FME-male and SMA-male connector make it easy to hook up. Only 2dB of attenuation make this coaxial cable a good choice.

Wilson Cell Antenna Cable

Wilson Electronics Dual Band Wall Mount Panel Antenna

Created to give you superior network connectivity guaranteed to improve transmission between your signal booster and the nearest cellular signal tower!

Made from premium materials, this directional antenna has a durable weatherproof structure that is guaranteed to withstand impact and to resist damage from the elements. Ideal for use with 75-Ohm amplifiers and accessories. G

This signal antenna works on all carriers anywhere in the USA and Canada – AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular. It helps boost a cell phone signal up to 32 times its current strength, giving you crystal-clear call quality. It utilizes an F-female connector that can receive high-frequency information.

Wilson Wall Mount Antanna


Standard Horizon GX2200 VHF Radio with GPS and AIS

IPX7-rated, 1w to 25w
The GX2200 Matrix AIS/GPS VHF in Black from Standard Horizon combines the best in a VHF Radio and AIS receiver with an internal 66 Channel GPS antenna. Save time and the hassle of interfacing devices, the GX2200 requires just a VHF antenna and power to get going. The on screen AIS target display shows other ships and helps keep you safe on the water.

VHF Radio

WatchMate XB-6000

Complete Class B AIS Transponder that transmits your vessel position and details and receives the same kind of information from other vessels with AIS transponders.

Data is sent every few seconds with course, speed, latitude, longitude, and heading. Static information about the vessel is sent every few minutes and includes the name, type of vessel, length, beam, draft, etc.


Iridium Go Satellite connectivity"

You can use this Iridium Go to create an Wi-Fi hotspot within approximately a 30.5 meter (100 foot) radius. You can easily connect and operate Multiple devices within this area using the Iridium go! application. Iridium go! supports a full range of global communications, including voice calls, email access, applications, social networking, photo sharing, two-way SMS, GPS tracking, and Built-in SOS alert.

Iridium GO


Siren Marine MTC Boat Mon., Tracking, & Control

GPS Position and Geo-Fence: Track the location and movement of your boat
Battery Monitoring: Receive alerts if battery voltage is low
Engine Metrics: Connect to the engine to monitor hours and receive service reminders
Bilge: Connect to a bilge pump or high-water sensor
Security: Add motion sensor, magnetic switch, canvas snap sensor, or pressure pad
Shore Power: Add sensor to power outlet to monitor shore power connection
Temperature: Monitor temperature of cabin, engine room, fridge, or bait locker
Remote Switching: Add wireless or wired sensors to control lights, HVAC, bilge pumps, etc.

Siren Marine Security

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