Garmin Systems Check
The display area of the helm is installed! As I said in a previous post, we have two Garmin MFD (multi function displays) in the middle, with room on the outside for two 19" computer monitors. Here one of the Garmin guys is wiring up the MFDs. Very exciting.
Flybridge MFD up and running!
Right now the only things on the mast are the radars. We have a big 6' open array traditional magnetron radar. The radar in the 24" dome is one of the new digital doppler radars that use very low power and have incredible target resolution.
The low power requirement means we can run it from the inverter, thus using the "guard zone" and other features when at anchor.
One of the coolest features is its new MARPA technology. As it acquires targets (i.e. other vessels) it computes their courses and speeds, comparing them to Mahalo's. Targets that have a potential for collision are shown in red, those with no potential are green. Boating is getting safer all the time. Here's the Garmin web page on the radar if you are interested.
Well, they didn't get a nice shot of both MFD's displaying their data. But we get a little peekaboo shot here. Going to be awesome seeing Puget Sound displayed.
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