• April 12, 2011 8:44 AM
    Message # 569069
    Deleted user

    We recently installed an ASI receiver in Mary Rose and we love it.  The big boats really answer when you call them by name.  ASI receiver gets a solid recomendation from us for cruising gear.  We added it to our Garmin NEMA 2000 network.

    Don and Lana

    Mary Rose V

  • April 12, 2011 11:11 AM
    Reply # 569167 on 569069
    Which AIS receiver did you install Don?
    Last modified: April 12, 2011 11:11 AM | Anonymous member
  • April 13, 2011 8:37 AM
    Reply # 569904 on 569069
    I'm saving up for this one:

    $500 gets you a class a and b receive and class b transmit.

  • April 14, 2011 4:51 AM
    Reply # 570411 on 569069
    That price is good but you also need a way to display the data.   Most newer chartplotters will display the AIS data, and let you set a CPA (closest point of approach) alarm.   

    My chartplotter, vintage 2005, does not handle AIS.   Therefore, I chose instead a Standard Horizon VHF with built-in AIS receiver  It does the display and alarm functions.  It also has a remote microphone with AIS display in the cockpit where I need it. But it does not transmit my AIS info.

    You can also use a laptop PC based chartplotter for display and alarm. I rejected that as too much of a power hog and too fragile to have a laptop operating 24x7.

    Caution: Some skippers report that their AIS transponder/chartplotter combo continuously give alarms that you are about to collide with yourself.  Both the AIS vendor and chartplotter vendor point fingers at the other guy, leaving the poor boat owner stuck with no solution.
  • April 15, 2011 7:43 PM
    Reply # 571644 on 569069
    Dick, I use a toughbook PC for a chartplotter (with seaclear 2) and the AIS input will simply be another input.
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