American Tugs are a very high quality expedition trawler built in La Conner, WA. This blog will chronicle the news and adventures of these great boats, their talented builders and enthusiastic owners.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Great Upgrade: DMK Electronics
Thinking of upgrading your electronics on your earlier
American Tug 34?DMK Yacht Instruments
has a couple of enhancements to consider: The WiFi Bridge and the Analog Engine Gateway.
The DMK 11A WiFi Bridge will wire to Raymarine Seatalk instruments as
well as other protocols and send the data to an iPad, Windows tablet or
PC.The data can then be displayed on
software like Coastal Explorer, or iNavX.
The Bridge has inputs for Raymarine Seatalk, NMEA 0183 (2
ports), and NMEA 2000.It can wire to
any or all of these input ports and will send the data out in a WiFi stream to
multiple devices.It can be a great way
to add an AIS display or backup chartplotter.
The DMK AEM14 is an
Analog Engine to NMEA 2000 gateway.In
short, the box will wire to your pre-electronic Cummins engine and send out its
data to a NMEA 2000 network.The AEM14’s
engine data can be seen on any wired NMEA 2000 devices or on wireless devices
when paired with the DMK 11A.
Currently one of our northwest American Tug 41's is adding the Engine Gateway allowing full engine data to be displayed on an IPad. Several of our local boats have been enjoying the WiFi Bridge.