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Old 05-20-2007, 04:19 PM   #1
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Default What system(s) to get GPS/sonar ,fuel management

Hey guys,First time here.I'm looking to get a new GPS and Fishfinder.I also want a fuel management system(fuel flow as well as MPG).Iv'e heard the Lowrance is a good choice as far as everything being able to work together but I've also been told Garmin has better detailed mapping.Any recomendations? Jerry
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Lowrance and Northstar are your two options if you want engine data displayed.

What type of engine do you have? The Northstar systems are compatible with Mercury's Smartcraft setup. Lowrance has an adapter cable to Yamaha's "CommandLink" system.
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Old 05-20-2007, 06:11 PM   #3
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I have a new 07 Merc 5.7 TKS motor in a 1996 bayliner Cierra Express 2452.I'm not familiar with the Smartcraft system.How do I tell if my motor has this?
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I'd say lowrance but what's your power plant?
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Old 05-20-2007, 07:24 PM   #5
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Merc 5.7 TKS (3007)
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Old 05-20-2007, 08:09 PM   #6
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I have a new 07 Merc 5.7 TKS motor in a 1996 bayliner Cierra Express 2452.I'm not familiar with the Smartcraft system.How do I tell if my motor has this?
http://northamerica.mercurymarine.co...ts/smartcraft/

but if this is a repower chances are you don't have it now....for your boat it is a guage package....
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Old 05-21-2007, 10:53 PM   #7
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Nope,not smartcraft.Guages,just like Glen says.
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