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bigblockcutlass
03-21-2012, 05:28 PM
I Have a Hds-8 gen two with fuel sensors for twins. All looks good on the gauge page, but I can't get mpg as an overlay on my map page. I know it can be done because I guy on Youtube has a nice video showing it on his map page. I can pull up gph on each engine, but not the vessel. I just want to see an overlay of mpg of the vessel as an overlay on my map page.
Can anybody help.

thanks
Dan


jerryc231
03-23-2012, 03:18 AM
Here ya go

click here (http://bassfisher1.zoomshare.com/files/Lowrance/HDS/How_to_Add_Overlay_Data_on_HDS_Units.pdf)

bigblockcutlass
03-23-2012, 01:44 PM
Here ya go

click here (http://bassfisher1.zoomshare.com/files/Lowrance/HDS/How_to_Add_Overlay_Data_on_HDS_Units.pdf)


I have that much down. I just need the mpg overlay that's not there

there's a guy on youtube that has a video showing it work, I message him with no luck. here's the video link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpWpvY1pDYs


happyfirst
03-23-2012, 02:42 PM
I just ordered two of these fuel flow sensors that I still need to install.

But I just checked my HDS 8 G2, and when adding a data overlay, under vessels, there was a fuel economy GPS that puts a mi/gal on my screen.

jerryc231
03-23-2012, 03:59 PM
I have that much down. I just need the mpg overlay that's not there

there's a guy on youtube that has a video showing it work, I message him with no luck. here's the video link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpWpvY1pDYs

You have to add the overlay on all the pages it is not global, if thats what you mean??
Or do you mean combined mpg??

bigblockcutlass
03-23-2012, 04:51 PM
You have to add the overlay on all the pages it is not global, if thats what you mean??
Or do you mean combined mpg??
I just got back for messing with it. I did see some global stuff on the page with all the options for the overlays. I figured I'd go out and get a picture of what choices of options that it showed me. When out and fired up the unit, it was there. Wish I knew what I did, but it is there now.

http://www.thehulltruth.com/members/bigblockcutlass-albums-gps-maps-picture58640-lowrance-vessel-option-list.jpg

bigblockcutlass
03-23-2012, 04:54 PM
Like I said, it was on my gauge or insturment page, but not on my overlay page.
Put in on this page so you could see it.

http://www.thehulltruth.com/members/bigblockcutlass-albums-gps-maps-picture58639-lowrance-overlay.jpg

jerryc231
03-23-2012, 05:01 PM
So now you figured it out? Keep this in mind you have to have the key turned on the see engine data, or nothing will show but blank gauges

bigblockcutlass
03-23-2012, 05:16 PM
I just wish I knew what I did so that why I can get it back if I loose it.
I won't see much for engine data because I don't have newer engine's. I mostly have the fuel data on the gauge or insturment page. I would be nice to be able to get info like rpms hooks up to for engine synch. Lowrance should have a module were you can hook up water temp, oil pressure, trim, tach...ect to the nema 2000.

bigblockcutlass
03-25-2012, 06:55 AM
I think I figure's out what I changed to make the Economy show up at an option for the data overlay. I don't know what he Gobal and Invaid means?

there's pic.were I think I went.
http://www.thehulltruth.com/members/bigblockcutlass-albums-gps-maps-picture58653-data-source.jpg
http://www.thehulltruth.com/members/bigblockcutlass-albums-gps-maps-picture58651-data-source-list.jpg
http://www.thehulltruth.com/members/bigblockcutlass-albums-gps-maps-picture58652-data-source-list-full.jpg



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