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I'll be installing a Raymarine AIS650 on my boat in the

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I'll be installing a Raymarine AIS650 on my boat in the Caribbean. I've not purchased it yet, but have looked at the installation diagram. The boat already has a Raymarine system with GPS, chart plotter, wind, depth, VHF radio, and autopilot. I'm guessing that the AIS is not a difficult installation, but what do I need to know that's not in the box? Do I need an antennae splitter? Do I need addition SeaTalk wiring beyond what's in the box. Also, my chart plotter is an old A65. Is that going to work?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Marine Electronics
Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.

Good morning, I'm Tech Michael I will be happy to help you with this.

Yes first of all you will need a splitter for the antenna if you wish to use the existing antenna. But, I would purchase a separate antenna for your new system, it will eliminate any possibilities of cross talk that can happen if you have it wired that way even with a good splitter.

This is easy to install and I will help you every step of the way if you get stuck. ALso I will offer you a phone support special service. If you accept that we can talk on the phone anytime while you are installing this. Or if you have any additional questions for me. If you don't accept thats fine too we can then continue like this here.

As for the old plotter yes that should work fine ( be compatible) as long as that one is in good operating order;-)

Like I said, i will help you anyway I can, just ask.

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Thank you and have a wonderful day!

Tech Michael

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