Old 01-31-2012, 04:34 PM
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captcdub
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To answer the bonus question, as long as your one of your chartplotters is hooked up to the NMEA 2k backbone, it will transmit water depth across the garmin marine network cables.
To answer the bulk of your post, i personally hooked up my AIS & VHF through NMEA 2k and dont have a problem, But if your trying to hook them up using NMEA 0183, you may want to hook them up to both chartplotters. I know the 4000 through 7000 series chartplotters run on a different version of the marine network than the 3000 series. So it may be possible that it worked on your previous setup (3000 series) but wont work on the newer chartplotters. At the end of the day I guess you'll know when you hook it up the way you describe, and it will either work or it wont. Cheers