One of several tipoffs: The satellite compass was Furuno’s model SC50 rather than its newer SC30. Both have excellent specs, but the former outputs data in the older NMEA 0183 format, while the latter uses 2000. The 0183 protocol works, but 2000 is much better, as I’ll attempt to explain. Now, this particular oversight may have happened because the electronics should have been selected later in the build process, but I suspect other factors. Many electronics installers and boatbuilders would rather do things the old way, if they can get away with it, and there’s even some ill will toward NMEA 2000 within the industry, and among some boaters. It’s largely based on misunderstandings and exaggerations, all the more reason why a skipper who may never mess with the cables behind the screens ought to understand the benefits N2K, as it’s nicknamed, can deliver.