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using a Garmin 740s and a 547xs together? network? interface? please help

Old 07-13-2014, 02:15 PM
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I have a 740s on my 25' parker that has been in use for the past 4 years or so. I have it connected to a garmin hd radar, and had previously had it connected to a transducer. I recently added the 547xs and a chirp through hull transducer, I wanted a seperate screen to run fishfinder on and wanted to try out the chirp. Now I plan to use the 740s screen for chart and radar, and the 547xs for the sonar. I also have the backup chart on the 547xs.

I am wondering what yall recomend for networking the 740s and the 547xs, Im not sure I need it, but my mechanic mentioned he could tie them together. I know the 740s isnt really networkable but maybe I could view waypoints on both if nmea cables were connected? Just looking for advice here?
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NMEA 2000 networking is all you can do to connect them.
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what will this do for me? Would I be able to display the sonar output that is plugged into the 547 on the 740? would way points from the 740 display on the 547? Any other reason I am missing here to do this? Maybe run the radar that is plugged into the 740 full screen on overlay and then run the 547 on chartplotter if the waypoints would cross over?

thanks for the info

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