BuiltWithNOF

Roger H Strube, MD

ELECTRONICS

The Dragon was fitted out with pre-millennium electronics.  All equipment is now at least 12 years old.  The devices are functional but a new owner would probably want to upgrade to one of the current, fully integrated electronics packages.  The new systems are less expensive and more reliable.  If I were keeping the Dragon I will be upgrading to one of the Garmin systems. A completely integrated radar and chart plotter can be had for about $6000.00.

The Dragon now has two Raytheon VHF radios.  One at the helm with the antenna on the radar arch and the other at the navigation station with the antenna on the top of the mast.  These radios are in good condition and would not need replacement.  The navigation station is also the location for the Single Side Band radio (Icom 710).  This unit is connected to an automatic tuner under the starboard bunk and the 23’ whip antenna mounted at the starboard end of the radar arch.  This unit would provide excellent communication for years.  There are two through hull sending units, one starboard and the other port, forward of the tool cabin and laundry cabin interior bulkheads with access through floor hatches.  The port hull transducer connects to the Raytheon 750 Fish Finder and functions as a depth sounder and speedometer.  The large display is located at the helm.  The starboard transducer is the depth sounder sending unit for the Raytheon electronics.  A third through hull (Raytheon Speedometer Sending Unit) is located in the port hull under the pilot berth just aft of the main crossbeam.  Two Raytheon ST50 display heads are located at the navigation station (usually set at speed and depth).  Additional ST50 display heads are located at the helm station (speed/log, depth).  In addition, the Autohelm/Raytheon control head, electronic compass and rudder position indicator are at the helm station.  The Raytheon radar display is at the helm and the dome is mounted on the port side of the radar arch.  I use a portable Garmin GPS that will not be sold with the Dragon.

Still interested?  Need more information?  Contact me at:
Captain Roger Strube
2560 Rio Palermo Ct
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Home:    941.639.6232
Cell:       941.661.4579

wingsailorflorida@yahoo.com
rogerstrube@embarqmail.com

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