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Old 02-21-2012, 11:58 PM
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What is involved to connect to a NMEA 2000 network? My new (waiting to be installed Garmin) has provisions for this. Motor is a Marine Power 8.1 (2006)
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:48 AM
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You have to "build" the network, which means installing the NMEA2K backbone, terminators on each end, and "T"'s along the way to connect cables to the equipment which will be attached. You also need a power node connected to the network (via a T) unless something on the network sources power (older Lowrance units powered the network from the head unit, but newer HDS units do not, so you need a Power Node).

Sounds like you want to connect your motor to the NMEA2K network and the connect your Garmin to get engine data? Is the Motor N2K capable?
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:06 AM
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check out this link -- generic NMEA 2000 hookup

http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/22...00Products.pdf
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:33 AM
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Sounds like you want to connect your motor to the NMEA2K network and the connect your Garmin to get engine data? Is the Motor N2K capable?

Yes, you are correct. How do I determine if the motor is N2K capable?
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maybe someone else can comment - I'm not familiar with that motor. Check with the dealer perhaps?
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call mfr with ser #

i doubt a 2006 will have it....
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:13 AM
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Marine Power and Jerrys have excellent Customer -- call them.

The 8.1 is a GM eith ECM and MEFI. There may be a device that will read the MEFI and ECM data and give you NMEA 2000 data---here's one -- http://www.maretron.com/products/ems100.php -- and another --http://faria-instruments.com/engine_monitoring.php

but then what ??

What are you trying to do with the data once you get it ??

You're going to need to look for Mercruiser or SeaRay instrumentation to display details -- check out

Marine Power
17506 Marine Power Industrial Park
Ponchatoula, LA 70454 USA

JERRYS MARINE SERVICE
954-525-0311
100 S W 16TH ST
FT LAUDERDALE, FL 33315

Here's a link to service manual for the 81.--might be helpful --
http://<b><b>http://www.marinepoweru...L_MEFI</b></b>
_4_Service_Manual.pdf


Amazing what insomnia and Google help you find--

Check with http://www.searay-parts.com -- he gets a lot of SeaRay surplus including inboard engine instrumentation--SeaRay had some interesting proprietery systems for engine monitoring
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