I'm a marine electronics newbie planning a NMEA2000 network on to a 35 feet sailboat. Essentially Airmar pb-200 and DST-800 to couple of instrument displays. Also, I would like to get data via wireless network to an iPad+iNavX . I would not like to have a laptop or other power hungry server on board, but have not found a clear solution yet.
Do I have to first do conversion from 2000 to 0183 and then transmit to an ad hoc WiFi adapter or are there dedicated and simple solutions available to transmit data via WiFi directly from NMEA2000 network? Or should I try to stay in 0183 altogether?
All input appreciated!