e7D Multifunction Display
I use this chartplotter as my main hub centre for obtaining all the information I need for my ocean rowing. It is very user friendly, more so than any other chartplotter I have used (especially with the Iphone/Ipad sync). I’m not sure if I’ll have enough time to use the fish finder though! I wish I did!
The remote display is just fantastic! I can see all the information clearly down on my footplates, even in direct sunlight. The choice of information available and the styling help me really feel in control within my small rowing boat.
This controls my SPX 5 autopilot which is simply the best product you can buy for small yachts and is very responsive, yet economical to run off the battery source. This is key to keeping me on course for the World Record I am going for. Also, responsiveness is critical when I am surfing down large rolling waves; if it were too slow, I could get caught out and have a serious broach!
AIS650 Class B Transceiver
I wouldn’t go to sea without one! It lets me know if there are any ships or boats in my area, what their course is, who they are and if they are on a collision course. The alarm system is adjustable so can be set for safe distances whilst I am sleeping for instance. This piece of kit if vital to sparing myself and my boat from being run down by tankers and the like.