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Old 11-18-2017, 07:57 PM
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I'd like to ask for advice on getting new stuff setup. My boat 26', is out getting new power and I've been taking advantage of the holiday sales. I last bought electronics in 2000-2001 and haven't had nema 2000 yet. I've got a 1040xs, an 840xs and an 18hd+ radar. Will be adding a nema 2000 vhf or 2, and a garmin autopilot. I plan to get the 23tm transducer and a m260.

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What do I need to connect everything together? Is it just one of the backbone t's for each device?

Will I need a black box for the pair of transducers? Or can one transducer be plugged into each display and then be shared?

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Old 11-18-2017, 09:13 PM
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1) You can get a NMEA 2000 starter kit for the VHF,and 2 MFD's and auto pilot...that will share digital info..(But not for images.)
NMEA 2000 starter kit, MFG# 010-11442-00, Kit consists of 2 meter drop cable, 10 meter backbone cable, 2 meter power cable, 2 ea. "T" connectors, male terminator, and female terminator.


2) The radar will plug into the network port of whichever MFD you want to use it wth.

3) Each MFD can have a separate transducer connected to it.


To share the 2 mfd's equally with radar and the two transducers..you may need to use the Garmin GMS 10 network port.


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Old 11-19-2017, 03:50 AM
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don't recall that the "Starter kit" comes with instructions - its simple, but this document tells you everything you need to know:

http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/22...00Products.pdf
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Old 11-19-2017, 10:24 AM
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The autopilot probably comes with the starter kit. Need more tees and drops for the screens and vhfs. Though sometimes they come with them. You'd need a network cable to join the 2 screens together as well.
Best to check online "in the box". And you're see what every model comes with.
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Old 11-19-2017, 11:29 AM
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Thanks for the answers. I'm pretty sure I understand the nmea connections.
I'm confused on the transducers. I understand the sounders are transmitted through the Ethernet cables. If I connect each of my displays to a different transducer will I be able to select which transducer is to be used on the displays? Example can I run the m260 on the 1040 and view on the 840 also which has the 23tm connected to it? And then view the 23tm from both displays? Then view each display with its own transducer?
Another thought if I go with the gvc10 sounding module can I then fire the cv51m-tm transducer and connect both the 840 and the 1040 to the gvc10?
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The GCV 10 can only fire the GT30.
It cannot use the GT51.
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