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The navigation equipment on Zanshin is all Raymarine and the systems are integrated together - the autopilot, radar, depth/wind/speed and the chartplotter. While the autopilot computer is the centrepiece, the chartplotter is the graphic display and I chose a Raymarine C120 display unit centrally located between the two steering wheels. It will show the chart and overlay with AIS signals as well as radar scans and is very versatile and one can configure all the screens and also connect the system to a PC and make a second display and control station below decks.

Raymarine C120 chartplotter The chartplotter on Zanshin (turned off) - a Raymarine C120 which is hooked up to the rest of the navigation equipment.
(2014-02-19 18:03:55 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/50s] ISO 100)
Raymarine C120 chartplotter
Chartplotter view while sailing Life is so much easier with a chartplotter showing the exact location and surroundings - especially when the radar and AIS are turned on (there is no radar overlay on this chart at the moment as it is bright and clear daylight with few ships around)
[18°6'48.48"N 63°0'3.95"W ]
Chartplotter view while sailing
Over halfway and still on track Despite changing winds and adverse waves, we were not only ahead of our planned 150nm per day but also doing quite well on our track. Each square is 150nm from the previous day's square and they are in a straight line from Norfolk, VA to St. Martin.
[25°19'26.99"N 68°14'49.45"W ]
Over halfway and still on track
Approaching Nevis The chartplotter shows the quickly-changing depths on the approach to the southern shores of Nevis.
(2011-05-11 16:49:38 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/80s] ISO 100 Focus 1.00m)
Approaching Nevis
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