Install of Dual SeaGauge Remote Sensor units on older twin CAT 5000 with quad SeaGauge Displays
The Status Quo is a 45 foot Salmon trawler built in the Puget Sound for the 2011 Bristol Bay Sockeye Season. The special requirements for this competitive fishery is a light boat with only a 21” draft to allow operation in six feet of water. The vessel is being powered by a single mechanical diesel engine which delivers up to 800 HP using twin turbo chargers. Since this was a “ground – up” project, instrumentation needs could be carefully considered during fabrication. Being, a “work boat” instrumentation needed to practical, reliable, and functional.
In February 2011, Chetco Digital completed an install on the PACCAR Motor Yacht Alliance: a 130 foot luxury vessel with twin Cat mechanical diesels. The vessel helm was retrofitted to remove all analog gauges and replace with digital video displays monitors driven by multiple PCs for navigation, sonar, and instrumentation. The engine room gauges were mix of mechanical and analog, with no secondary panel.