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because they have to be. And that is why the theme of this
first installment is DIY.
The next article in our series will go up a level to midsize
boats and will involve professional dealer-installers, as will
our third story, documenting the electronics installation on
what could properly be called a “trawler yacht.”
Our mission in this issue is to equip a notional 37-foot
trawler with the electronics needed to cruise North
American waters, including Mexico, the Caribbean Sea,
and Central America. The owners of this vessel are a
cruising couple. Husband and wife need to be able to
safely navigate, day or night. They need to be able to
receive timely weather broadcasts in remote anchorages.
They need to be able to communicate with friends and
family back home no matter where they are, and they
need to attend to their financial affairs from afar. They also
like to keep up on the news back home and enjoy listening
to music while they’re holed up waiting for weather or
having a cocktail at the end of the day.
Our couple is cruising on a budget. Every dollar spent
on equipment is a dollar out of their cruising kitty, so they
are highly cost conscious, which is why they are looking
to install as much of their electronics system themselves as
While it may be possible to purchase a new vessel
without electronics, it doesn’t make much sense to do
so, since installation tasks are easiest while the build is in
progress (running cables prior to installation of overhead
panels, for instance). Most likely, then, our 37-footer is
an older boat, having been purchased used, with a suite
of obsolete or nonfunctioning electronic equipment.
In that case, one of the most time-consuming tasks for
amateur and professional alike is running wires from
the business end of the equipment to the readouts at
Over the next several pages, we’ll suggest a host of
navigation, communication, and entertainment devices.
That doesn’t mean these particular components are better
at what they do than competing products from other
manufacturers. Indeed, today’s electronics makers aren’t
selling any junk; it all works pretty well. The devices
mentioned here were chosen based on three criteria:
1. They are appropriate to the mission.
2. Whenever possible, they have an advantage that
makes them easier to install.
3. Everything else being roughly equal, they cost less.
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The individual hardware for our installation comes
in at around $10,500, not including additional cables,
connectors, terminal strips, etc. Software and reference