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Yesterday, 10:36 AM
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What model Garmin radar do you have ? Jim

What model Garmin radar do you have ?

Jim
Yesterday, 10:33 AM
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Posted By jfwireless

It is not 4 foot difference in the center of...

It is not 4 foot difference in the center of radiation of the antenna, not the ultimate tip height of the antenna when calculating VHF range. So take for example you want to communicate with a vessel...
Yesterday, 04:33 AM
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Posted By jfwireless

When calculating line of sight you add the...

When calculating line of sight you add the antenna center of radiation height AMSL(Above Mean Sea Level) of both antennas and look at this total height on the line of sight tables you can find on...
07-20-2019, 11:59 AM
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Posted By jfwireless

This has been debated multiple times, search this...

This has been debated multiple times, search this forum and read the countless posts on this subject. VHF is line of sight communications, so antenna height is important to see as far over the...
07-19-2019, 01:10 PM
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Posted By jfwireless

Exactly what Gil says, very easy to do. Jim

Exactly what Gil says, very easy to do.

Jim
07-19-2019, 07:32 AM
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Posted By jfwireless

If in salt water I flush after every use, start...

If in salt water I flush after every use, start flushing with fresh water with the engine down, and after several minutes tilt the engine up and continue to flush.

Jim
07-19-2019, 05:34 AM
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Posted By jfwireless

You do not have the bulb backwards do you ? There...

You do not have the bulb backwards do you ? There is an arrow showing fuel direction?

Jim
07-18-2019, 01:06 PM
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Posted By jfwireless

How many Wi-Fi networks do you see? I find many...

How many Wi-Fi networks do you see? I find many times it is simply retuning them all to not use the same channel and interfere with one another. If you can pick up the Wi-Fi at the Marina with god...
07-18-2019, 12:05 PM
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Posted By jfwireless

I vacationed in Duck Key last month and saw some...

I vacationed in Duck Key last month and saw some huge elevator lifts on the canals. Down there they do not grow barnacles, but up in the Naples/Marco Island/Everglades City area were I live the...
07-18-2019, 09:11 AM
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Posted By jfwireless

I bought a 2004 Suzuki DF140 new in 2004, Ran it...

I bought a 2004 Suzuki DF140 new in 2004, Ran it until three years ago and never had this corrosion issue. Live in SW Florida and flushed the engine after every use. I did have an oil cooler...
07-17-2019, 05:16 AM
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Posted By jfwireless

Hey Saltydog, looks like you are in Fort Myers,...

Hey Saltydog, looks like you are in Fort Myers, FL, I am in Naples not far. Do you know what size SD card and what HDS7 you have Gen 2 or Gen 3 ? I could download then update for you, I have never...
07-16-2019, 09:44 AM
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Posted By jfwireless

I have never used this, and most likely will not...

I have never used this, and most likely will not look that great but may work for you

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07-16-2019, 06:47 AM
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Posted By jfwireless

Maybe post on this regulator forum, seems strange...

Maybe post on this regulator forum, seems strange to have 10 connections unless all are not used, or you have two pumps.

Model Specfic Tricks/Modifications - RedRegulatorForums...
07-16-2019, 06:20 AM
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Posted By jfwireless

Maybe possible to get a new cable, cut it in...

Maybe possible to get a new cable, cut it in half and splice at both ends if the existing cable has enough internal wires to support the change, otherwise cut the new cable in half and splice in a...
07-15-2019, 11:41 AM
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Posted By jfwireless

Apparently yes based on the Garmin information...

Apparently yes based on the Garmin information below.

JimDisplaying engine data from Mercury SmartCraft gauges Garmin chartplotter/sounderMercury SmartCraft information can be displayed on a NMEA...
07-15-2019, 09:55 AM
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Posted By jfwireless

I would try the parts forum ...

I would try the parts forum

https://www.thehulltruth.com/parts-forum-90/


Jim
07-15-2019, 06:50 AM
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Posted By jfwireless

I live in the SE down in South Florida and my G3...

I live in the SE down in South Florida and my G3 maps are much better that the G2, except they will not work with HomePort when I zone in close. I hear Homeport my be replaced or upgraded, not sure...
07-14-2019, 03:01 PM
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Posted By jfwireless

Well Garmin bought Navionics and is integrating...

Well Garmin bought Navionics and is integrating the Navionics data into the G3 mapping, not perfect yet but getting there. I understand the Motorguide integration, that is an important feature....
07-14-2019, 02:02 PM
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Posted By jfwireless

I would think if the battery switch fails the...

I would think if the battery switch fails the white wire is no problem? Leaving as little powered when the vessel is stowed seems logical to me ?



Jim
07-14-2019, 12:52 PM
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Posted By jfwireless

Just get a King Stallion CH-53K with a big...

Just get a King Stallion CH-53K with a big magnet, that should pull them out of the water. That Marine chopper can lift 27,000 pounds, that is over 12,000 Kilos !!

Jim
07-14-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By jfwireless

Could be a number of reasons, you can run off a...

Could be a number of reasons, you can run off a small external tank to see if issue is gone when not on internal tank and fuel lines, my DF140 did this and I ran off external tank all was good....
07-14-2019, 07:45 AM
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Views: 2,105
Posted By jfwireless

If you PM me I can send the address. Jim

If you PM me I can send the address.

Jim
07-14-2019, 07:42 AM
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Views: 2,942
Posted By jfwireless

Well 2018 saw an 7% increase in Garmin overall...

Well 2018 saw an 7% increase in Garmin overall net sales and an 13% increase in Garmin marine sales over 2017, so it does not look like Garmin is falling out of favor to me.

Jim
07-13-2019, 08:44 AM
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Views: 133
Posted By jfwireless

Max Marine Electronics is a forum member and...

Max Marine Electronics is a forum member and repairs marine gear.

Jim
07-12-2019, 02:43 PM
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Views: 142
Posted By jfwireless

Take your pick right off the Garmin site, either...

Take your pick right off the Garmin site, either straight connector or right angle connector, only $35

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/pn/010-11482-00...
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