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12-16-2011, 02:41 PM
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Well, I had a GPS4008 hooked up to a 21" LCD TV...

Well, I had a GPS4008 hooked up to a 21" LCD TV screen only a couple of weeks ago, it was just plug & play and I guess I could have hidden the 4008 and used the remote keypad so as you say, the...
12-16-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,778
Posted By DFW2452

It is probably worth a mention that Marine...

It is probably worth a mention that Marine electrinics are not limited to GPS, there is a great deal more technology where there is no mass market aplication that has to be developed too.
12-16-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,778
Posted By DFW2452

Cost of sale amortisation, a simple business...

Cost of sale amortisation, a simple business maxim, If R&D costs $10,000 and you move 10,000 units the R&D cost is $1 per unit, sell 100 and the cost per unit becomes $1,000 per unit. I would suspect...
12-04-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,134
Posted By DFW2452

The Cruz Pro multifunction instrument may suit...

The Cruz Pro multifunction instrument may suit your requirements it has digital readout but will accept input from resistive senders (oil, temp, tanks etc etc ), alternator RPM sensors, NMEA0183 and...
12-01-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By DFW2452

The Raymarine Seatalk junction box (as opposed to...

The Raymarine Seatalk junction box (as opposed to the connector block that takes the seatalk plugs) is just a connector box with Raymarine printed on the cover and is nothing special so use whatever...
11-30-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,790
Posted By DFW2452

Make a facia from King Starboard (or any HDPE...

Make a facia from King Starboard (or any HDPE sheet for that matter) that fits snugly in the cabinet then do a flush mount to that, fix the facia inside the cabinet by using two thegths of "L"...
11-29-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By DFW2452

N2K = NMEA2000, the stand alone sensor would go...

N2K = NMEA2000, the stand alone sensor would go straight into the C120's ST2 port via an N2K backbone, the choice of sensor is yours, just Google NMEA2000 fuel flow sensor and you will have a choice....
11-29-2011, 03:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 532
Posted By DFW2452

If it's the classic C120 then it is not capable...

If it's the classic C120 then it is not capable of showing MPG, only fuel flow, i.e. GPH will display. Although the C120 is not N2K certified the Seatalk2 (5 pin) will accept most N2K info including...
11-29-2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By DFW2452

If you wish you can install "Ts" and not use them...

If you wish you can install "Ts" and not use them straight away, or ever for that matter, I do this when an imminent upgrade is planned and on large installs where I install a virtual stem to stern...
11-28-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By DFW2452

What you are proposing is perfectly valid, in...

What you are proposing is perfectly valid, in fact the "Ts" can be a lot further apart than you propose. As for the power "T", the cost and simplicity of cabling it via a switch makes it pointless...
11-16-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By DFW2452

You should not have two pucks providing the same...

You should not have two pucks providing the same data on an N2K network, what you will be best served doing is breaking into the power supply on the drop cable and inserting a switch either on one or...
11-16-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,102
Posted By DFW2452

Fact is an N2K backbone will draw zero amps just...

Fact is an N2K backbone will draw zero amps just like any other simple circuit (earth leakage apart), end of story. However what you must take into account is N2K powered devices on the network, e.g....
11-16-2011, 03:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By DFW2452

Press the enter button, this will bring up a soft...

Press the enter button, this will bring up a soft menu at the bottom with "find ship" highlighted, press enter again and you're done.
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-02-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,583
Posted By DFW2452

Amusing, obviously a Geezer in US is the exact...

Amusing, obviously a Geezer in US is the exact oposite of a Geezer in UK, that party would have been full of Geezers. The young ladies in question did seem high spirited fillies but nothing more...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-01-2011, 04:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By DFW2452

Coming to America

We (two couples) are bareboat chartering a GB42 out of Sarasota in May next year, apart from the fact that you guys have your bouyage arse about face I can see no issues with navigation etc but would...
10-14-2011, 01:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,968
Posted By DFW2452

A word on Webasto, Eberspacher, Mikuni et hot...

A word on Webasto, Eberspacher, Mikuni et hot diesel furnace hot air & water heater. we do not rate them for use aboard petrol engined boats at all and specifically exclude them for use on such craft.
08-30-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,565
Posted By DFW2452

The Maretron resistive to N2K adaptor is designed...

The Maretron resistive to N2K adaptor is designed to work in tandem with analogue gauges, in fact one connects it to the gauge if that's any help to you.
07-12-2011, 04:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By DFW2452

And just hope it doesn't blow them if there...

And just hope it doesn't blow them if there really is 18.4v DC there and they are 9 - 16v units.:o
07-12-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By DFW2452

If nothing has blown due to the suspected excess...

If nothing has blown due to the suspected excess voltage, as a first test I would connect a proven to be accurate digital meter across the volt meter terminals, it’s quick and easy and it would be...
07-11-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By DFW2452

The details of the improvements are all listed...

The details of the improvements are all listed along with the upgrade software on the Garmin site, they range from minor to quite useful additions and it's so simple to do it is worth the small...
07-11-2011, 02:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,923
Posted By DFW2452

For a single device you can get away with a power...

For a single device you can get away with a power drop and no other Tees, simply use an inline terminator at each end of the cable between the NMEA device and the backbone.

Like this...
07-05-2011, 02:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By DFW2452

Tinned copper multi strand is the way to go,...

Tinned copper multi strand is the way to go, copper is one of the best conductors available and the tinning affords a fair degree of corrosion protection. To further protect the joints use good...
06-29-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,250
Posted By DFW2452

As your Garmin is a talker to your Furuno already...

As your Garmin is a talker to your Furuno already then try connecting the heading sensor only to the Garmin, it should (depending on the age and model) “bridge” the heading sentences to the Furuno...
06-16-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By DFW2452

You are correct in assuming that you need a VHF...

You are correct in assuming that you need a VHF with NMEA out in order to display other vessels polled positions on a plotter (and a plotter that supports it)
06-01-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By DFW2452

Not sure where you would get it, I buy it in bulk...

Not sure where you would get it, I buy it in bulk spools, odly though I am in UK the stuff I buy is made in USA, a google search for 24 AWG screened twisted pair should find some for you. The small...
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