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Old 06-23-2015, 01:45 PM
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On a single 2015 model year Suzuki 300, how many SMIS or LMF gauges can you link together? I have (2) 4" gauges and (5) 2" gauges, all being replaced by a single 4". I don't want a bunch of hole plugs. It would be neat to have all SMIS gauges with different displays
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You can have all of those gauges that you listed on the network with different displays. That is a very expensive set up for a single engine. You can really get by with a single or two gauges on that boat and spend the rest of the money for a new panel or glassing in the holes of you like. Mike

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You can have al of those gauges that you listed not he network with different displays.

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Mike do you mean on the network?
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Sorry I was on my mobile. Yes you can have all the gauges on the network.
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Yes, you can have as many SMIS/LMF displays as you want but as Mike said, that will be pretty expensive.

I set up my mates Striper with DF300 and we used 2 x 4" SMIS displays, and find that is more than adequate.

Bear in mind that with a single touch on these displays you can scroll to the next screen, and you can customise screens to show your preferred data sets.
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I found the 2" online for $150 each, and the 4" for $189. So under $1000 I can do the other 6 holes if I understand the system... the gauges come with the "T" connector to string them all together. If I'm going to go 20 large for the new motor what's another G

It would cost half that to have a new 1/2" lexan dash plate made with the Pro-line logo and border backset. I'd rather do it right than have a dash that looks barren and plain or worse yet- jury rigged.
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That's great, I am sure it will be nice when it is completed. You will have plenty of data that can be displayed for sure.

Quick question who quoted 500 for the panel to be redone?

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He's in your area so before I answer can you do 1/2" clear lexan with the logo and back stripe, and white background for significantly less? "Cause I could still go that route .........
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LOL you made me laugh, I sent you a PM.

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If you have all the data available on NMEA2000, I'd be really tempted to replace all 7 gauges with a single 7" MFD, and get a new dash plate made. As an example, I think the Raymarine A78 would fit, and it would easily display all the data you need.

I think it runs the same software as the smaller A68, which means it can power up to a gauges screen.

And you'd get a "free" chartplotter and chirp transducer to backup your main gear. Just an idea... ;?
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If you have all the data available on NMEA2000, I'd be really tempted to replace all 7 gauges with a single 7" MFD, and get a new dash plate made. As an example, I think the Raymarine A78 would fit, and it would easily display all the data you need.

I think it runs the same software as the smaller A68, which means it can power up to a gauges screen.

And you'd get a "free" chartplotter and chirp transducer to backup your main gear. Just an idea... ;?
I also think this is definitely a concept worth considering.

Although I would tend to go with a Lowrance or Simrad 7" display because they have the ability to configure the Suzuki interface if that ever becomes necessary, whereas other makes do not.

A single HDS touch Gen 2 or Gen 3, and as pointed out, you then get a backup GPS/sounder as well. Would also look pretty nice!
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I tend to favor the cleaner approach. Less is more.

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