SI-TEX Vector Compact GPS Compass
Starting at $999 www.si-tex.com
The SI-TEX Vector compact GPS compass contains a pair of GPS receivers matched to a single clock for precise heading and boat position information.
Designed to reject multipath GPS satellite signals, the internal receivers allow the compass to provide heading data superior to fluxgate and rate-sensor designs, according to SI-TEX, even providing accurate headings for a stationary vessel.
Added data points include accurate speed over ground and GPS positioning, which help improve performance of networked sounders and autopilots.
Benefit Analysis: Keeping on course is key to efficient operation, and it’s critical to start and end the voyage with good data.
Installation: Professional recommended
Time: 2 hours
This article originally appeared in the May 2016 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.