Electronic Hardware Flowchart


  • This system is designed to maintain two independent navigation systems simultaneously.   Under normal configuration they use the same GPS input, but with a few mouse clicks the PC can receive its input from a handheld GPS, and both the GPS and Computer can run for over an hour on their internal batteries.

    • RayMarine integrated system in the cockpit

    • Windows PC system in the salon with a monitor visible from the cockpit

  • A backup computer is carried with all the charts and software so a different computer can be swapped out in a few minutes if necessary.

  • A secondary monitor is mounted behind a window so the computer screen is visible in the cockpit.  Since this uses a traditional monitor it is not easily visible in bright sunlight.

  • The companionway hatch has a waterproof transparent map drawer that displays a paper chart to the cockpit while keeping it dry.



  • Installed VHF with remote mike in the cockpit

  • Handheld  VHF (2)

  • SSB / Amature Radio

    • HF Email

  • Cell phone

  • AM - FM Radio


  • Music CD & MP3 (Salon and Cockpit speakers)

  • Computer based (can be shown on one or both monitors)

    • DVD

    • Television


Chart Table & Electronics Control Panels


  • MaxSea Yacht, Routing, Performance

    • This includes logging of instrument data

    • weather files overlaid on chart

    • routing including weather, tides & currents

    • full support for polars and current sailing effeciency

    • supports many chart formats including NOAA ENC charts ( S-57) 

  • MapTech software and charts

  • WinLink 2000 email 


The monitor viewed from the cockpit

  • The Autopilot is controlled from the cockpit at the throttle control location



Modified December 08, 2005