Old 09-11-2020, 02:46 PM
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Eamon
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Hank496,

I too was surprised when I figured out what they had provided. I thought I was getting a MFD that would have full functionality. It looks as though they didn’t realise it was going to be an issue at first and by the time they did they figured they would keep selling the ones they have hoping customers would not complain.

in discussions to try and resolve the issue They have suggested I pay to swap the screen for a standard Garmin screen. I looked at the 8416. To give you an idea of the difference, the cost price for an 8416 was around A$5000 and they were only willing to credit me $2300 for the 8215 glass cockpit including the GSD25 sonar box. The GSD is around $1000 so the screen is obviously really cheap.

if the GFS-10 works then that would be somewhat of a solution, however I am told by the Volvo distributor that the volvo Penta firmware changes the way the ‘gauges’ functions work in a standard Garmin and so the GC won’t recognise the flow sensor. I’d love to stand corrected.