Want to see the all new, completed electronic package on Thunderbird III? – Just flip over the deck hatch holding the GPS board and have a look.
Outside the electronics bay: from bottom of the photo: Sail winch, next deck hatch forward – rudder servo, left – Hemisphere GPS board, LIPO battery (taken from its’ hatch in front of the mainsheet post).
In the electronics bay – top to bottom: Voltage regulator 5 volts – 8 amps, WIFI USB dongle, Raspberry PI computer, GPS shifter module, APM microprocessor board, USB / APM adapter.
YES, this boat does have a ton of computing power!
Out of frame: Windsense mast with the wind direction encoder and R/C antenna, WIFI antenna embedded in the backstay, transom mounted flash voltage readout.
Other electronic items: NONE
The boat has a single watertight electronics bay which is 4 ½” wide, 2 ½” deep and 29” long – running from the transom forward.