Originally Posted by njmikec01
Basspond, thanks for the reply. I had a follow-up discussion with my installer got my answer. The new Yamaha 250's (XCAs) are not NMEA 2000 compliant. Yamaha went to a proprietary format when they went with the new command link guages a year or so back.
Jetro1, I was interested in connecting from my "single" Command Link guage, not directly from the two engines.
I was able to interface Garmin 7012 with twin yamaha 2010 F115 motors. SIM Yamaha (site supporter) had what I needed. A pair of 4 pin pig tail harnesses (one from each engine to a command link hub with resistor caps and it's own power cable, a yamaha gateway from the hub to your NMEA 2000 network via a drop cable. I've read others have had success without the gateway, it was just the way I decided to do it. My boat does not have command link gauges. To get the trim gauges to be functional on the 7012 display, I had to connect the pink wire in the forward / right area of each motor, it was disconnected from the factory on my motors, the bullet connectors are already there you just simply plug them together and it feeds via the NMEA connection. Good luck.