Originally Posted by vjmehra
Out of curiosity what about dual chartplotters, does anyone have this?
I guess you'd have to wire them off seperate batteries to make it effective, but could this be a useful setup at all?
Does a Garmin 12 bungee'd to the console count?
What would make a plotter useless?
- internal plotter failure of some description
- Lack of power
- lack of signal
Plotter failure - yes, 2 would work there - chances of both going down are very slim.
lack of power , yep, dual batteries would work for that.
lack of signal is either going to be down to a reciever failure (plotter or antenna) so twin antennae would fix that..... BUT if it's lack of signal from above (e.g NATO excersises shutting it down as they do occasionally), you could have 10 plotters & 10 healthy batteries and all flashing "NO SIGNAL" or "SEARCHING FOR SATELITES" on the screen..... On the plus side, you still have an IP rated chart you can look at.