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Old 05-15-2007, 02:08 PM   #1
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Default Garmin 42xx and 52xx questions

I thought maybe some of y'all that have seen them may know.

I posted a few weeks ago that maretron is selling a "standard" NMEA2K plug that will work with the Yamaha 2006 and up engines.

Anyone know what engine info I might be able to see on the Garmin screens? Are trim tab locations an optional diplay on these units?
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Take a look here. http://www.panbo.com/yae/archives/001519.html

It shows a 5000 series displaying full instrumentation.

Until the units are available and/or the manuals are posted, it's really anyone's guess as to what can be displayed.

Here's my guess, and it's only a guess. Since units can connect to NMEA 2000, they can probably display a range of NMEA 2000-supported data types. There will probably be an option to display and hide various data fields. If you have trim tabs that can output their position data in NMEA2000 format, there's a pretty good chance it can be displayed on the 4000/5000 series units.
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Old 05-15-2007, 04:53 PM   #3
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That is cool.

So..anyone ever think of getting rid of gauges completely for this?
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Yes, but not on a boat I can afford. And not on any boat with an engine from Mercury or Mercruiser - their proprietary Smartcraft data isn't compatible with anything except Northstar and Navman. And not unless I had multiple screens - I don't to have to flip between my plotter and my gauges.

There are larger boats - yachts and ships, really - that have the "glass cockpit" concept which is pretty cool. I just don't think it's cost effective or practical for smaller boats at this point.
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