What’s On Board: Randy Repass’ Convergence
Randy Repass has a new boat, Convergence. If you are the founder of West Marine, the world’s largest retailer of boat accessories, then surely there must be a lot of electronics on board. And that is true. Here’s an article from 48� North, and here you can find the specifics on this Tom Wylie designed ketch rigged catboat.
“We have used PC-based chart plotting, primarily Nobletec, for several years in waters between the San Juan Islands and SE Alaska and like it very much. For long distance cruising we think PC-based plotting is more practical than dedicated plotters using vector charts. We have a PC at the navigation station, which is networked with Ray Marine’s RL 80 radar, RayNav300 GPS, ST 290 speed, wind and depth instruments, and 8001 autopilot all on the HSB2 link. While we are able to display information from anything on the Ray Marine link we plan to use the LCD of the PC in the pilothouse to display electronic charts. We also have a Garmin 276C GPS at the navigation station and a faithful selection of paper charts.”