Hello sailors, this is a post about marine electronics.
We all know that B&G is the sailing part of the marine electronics group Navico.
The Vulcan series is the entry level chartplotter of the B&G chartplotter range. It is available in three versions with 7/9/12 inches display.
The chartplotter is connected with the NMEA 2000 network, but with some accessories it can be connected to ne NMEA 0183 network to connect your old instruments (wind, depth...). It can be also used to create a super-cheap marine electronics system on your sailing boat: the Vulcan 7 chartplotter costs about 800€ and the B&G wind sensor 600€, and you have a basic marine electronics system that you can update later if you’ll need.
For example you con do this with a B&G ritmo pack and a NAC-3 autopilot or if you have a small boat with the triller (under 8.50/9 meters (=27/28 ft)) you can buy a simrad trillerpilot that is fully compatible with the B&G Vulcan (link: https://www.simrad-yachting.com/it-it/simrad/type/autopiloti/tiller-pilots/tillerpilot-22---simnetnmea/).
The chartplotter is compatible with the Navioncs and the C-MAP cartography that you can install with an SD.
There are a lot of functions that you can study here: https://www.bandg.com/it-it/bg/type/chartplotter/vulcan-7r-no-xd
You can find the installation manuals here: https://manuals.bandg.com/Vulcan-series/
A B&G Vulcan 7
An example of a simple NMEA 2000 network (the instruments on the left are NMEA 0183 Raymarine connected with a converter to the Vulcan 7):