Ask PYS: Navigation

Ed, on Dec 02, 2013 asked:

I have a Standard Horizon CP2000 chart plotter on the command bridge and my Furuno Radar at the main helm station. I generally prefer to pilot from the command bridge. What is needed to have the radar image overlaid onto the plotter screen?

Radar overlay is only possible for devices from the same manufacturer. Even within a manufacturer the chartplotter (i.e. multi-function display) must also be compatible with the radar. Unfortunately your Standard Horizon chartplotter and Furuno radar will not function together to provide radar overlay unto your charts.