Notices
Marine Electronics Forum

Garmin 1042xsv gps tracking problem

Old 07-18-2019, 01:27 PM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 26
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Garmin 1042xsv gps tracking problem

Recently upgraded machines from the 94sv's to 1 1242xsv and 1 1042xsv.
I use the 1242 for the bottom machine and the 1042 for the gps.
Tuesday was the 1st time I got to use the machines for bottom fishing the GPS part did not work like I was expecting, it was no different than the 94sv which was aggravating.
biggest problem is when approaching the waypoint trying to anchor the icon would just sit in place even though the boat was moving.
I talked to a Garmin tech yesterday and they where stumped.
any guru's out there would be appreciated.
Old 07-22-2019, 04:50 AM
  #2  
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Boca Raton Florida
Posts: 31
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

I have a new 1042 I was recently seeing some weird things with it while moving very slow and stopped. Both days were very strong current days 6-8 mph. one day seas were 3-5 and I was trolling. Heading was clearly off all the time and tracks were also off. I think this was due to the drift caused by the current and I am looking into a heading sensor.
Old 07-22-2019, 05:56 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 967
Likes: 0
Received 14 Likes on 13 Posts
Default

I added a steady cast to my 94sv, 72cv network and it really helps. The sensor is very sensitive to metal objects nearby and will hinder the performance significantly. I had a box with a few tools in it (socket set, screw drivers, etc.) about a foot away that seemed to cause issues. Overall, I think the navigation of my Garmin units is slow and not so accurate. When I'm navigating in from offshore I can see a high rise condo on the horizon (<10 miles out) which is my target coordinate and the Garmin points me well away until I get within a few miles. Maybe it's normal but im clearly not going in a straight line.
Old 07-26-2019, 08:31 AM
  #4  
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Boca Raton Florida
Posts: 31
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

I am putting mine in today. Hopefully the steady cast will correct this. It was a real disappointment on Garmin's side not explaining that the GPS doesn't work well when standing still or moving slow. Also in a fast Gulfstream with my boat moving as fast as 10-15 mph there is a significant error when moving any direction but with the stream.

This is what led me to start this thread, the lack of Garmin support. Another perfect example. I was pointed in the direction of the steady cast by the hull truth and when I went to confirm thru Garmin they said sure that will fix it just plug and play. Well you buy the unit and you also need a NMEA starter kit to hook it up. Its almost impossible to know this until you start plugging. So why doesn't it say on the packaging or why doesn't the rep tell you on the phone. It just a easily avoided waste of time.
Old 07-27-2019, 08:18 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: South Florida
Posts: 233
Likes: 0
Received 10 Likes on 8 Posts
Default

I apologize for hijacking this threat and already started one of my own but I noticed in this one that some have the same unit I do and I might be able to get a better answer. I have a Garmin 1242xsv and have had it for about 2 years. The other day while fishing, my buddy pointed out that it was really hot to the touch (I never really noticed it before). You can feel the radiant heat when touching the buttons. I called Garmin and asked them if they had any knowledge of their units getting hot and the tech advised that he did not. I’m sort of fixated on it now, and from experience I know heat and electronics don’t really go well together. Wondering if I’m over reacting and this is normal or others have the same experiences. The unit has been flush mounted since new.

Thanks in advance and sorry again for the hijack.
Old 07-27-2019, 10:07 PM
  #6  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,731
Likes: 0
Received 286 Likes on 237 Posts
Default

You need a heading sensor. A gps does not know which way you are facing.
Old 07-28-2019, 05:02 AM
  #7  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 26
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by smac999 View Post
You need a heading sensor. A gps does not know which way you are facing.
I don't disagree with that it would help with some some of issues, but I dont think it will help with why the boat icon tracks sideways and reacts very slow.
I did get to talk to a Garmin tech that was somewhat helpful we tried a few different settings on the machines but so far nothing has worked looks like I may have to get an external antenna.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.