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03-24-2021, 10:11 AM
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Posted By Skybolt

I completely agree with that statement, just not...

I completely agree with that statement, just not your previous explanation of wire size regulating current.
03-24-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,079
Posted By Skybolt

I guess we will have to agree to disagree. Wire...

I guess we will have to agree to disagree. Wire gauge does not depict the current flow the circuit does.

A 5 amp breaker driven circuit will pop the breaker or melt the wire (if gauge is small...
03-24-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,079
Posted By Skybolt

Not sure if you meant "disadvantages" but wire...

Not sure if you meant "disadvantages" but wire gauge does not regulate current flow. Too small of a gauge wire itself will act like a fuse. You can not limit current in any 12v boating system by...
03-24-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,079
Posted By Skybolt

Until this post, I have never heard of "Current...

Until this post, I have never heard of "Current Distribution" used in terms of DC wire routing. This article (https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/engineering/current-distribution) does a great job...
03-18-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By Skybolt

I would say way too forward, but if no loss of...

I would say way too forward, but if no loss of reading while on plane then your fine. On my CC KW it's just in front of the step. About 24" in off of the transom.
02-21-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By Skybolt

That is only NMEA 2000 ... Try e bay for a used...

That is only NMEA 2000 ... Try e bay for a used old one?
02-17-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By Skybolt

I know you can use the pilot through the plotter...

I know you can use the pilot through the plotter without the GHC20 attached with no problems. I am not sure about the calibration for the initial setup, but I suspect you can. I know it can also be...
02-12-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By Skybolt

If you are talking about the Navionics...

If you are talking about the Navionics phone/tablet app. The purple line is an active route and the thicker portion on the line is the active leg. I haven't seen any black lines as part of the route,...
02-03-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By Skybolt

If you have a compatible Garmin MFD then the Grid...

If you have a compatible Garmin MFD then the Grid 20 will work just fine.
02-03-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By Skybolt

Blue Sea panels are top quality and ABYC...

Blue Sea panels are top quality and ABYC compliant. Your not getting that from ebay or amazon.
02-03-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By Skybolt

I am also considering the 1243 as well. The...

I am also considering the 1243 as well. The difference in the screen size and what you can display on a 12" over the 10" screen is so worth it. I currently have two older 12" screens and also have an...
02-01-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By Skybolt

You raise a good question with that phone like...

You raise a good question with that phone like mic. But I don't think anyone has any real data on it yet. It's too new and only just released for the most part.
01-28-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By Skybolt

Thats because it's not NMEA 2000 ... ...

Thats because it's not NMEA 2000 ...

https://www.thehulltruth.com/marine-electronics-forum/334684-heading-sensor.html
01-28-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By Skybolt

The way that usually works is the pump only has...

The way that usually works is the pump only has two wires, power and ground, and will cycle at a pre-determined interval and if it senses water it stays running until it doesn't. Also if the water...
01-13-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By Skybolt

That might be the reason for a new radio right...

That might be the reason for a new radio right there. The registered MMSI number ...
01-13-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By Skybolt

The OP stated "alerts me that there's no POS...

The OP stated "alerts me that there's no POS data" indicating the VHF supports position data and most likely DSC Distress as well. Getting a new VHF will still entail pulling the old one and getting...
01-12-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By Skybolt

You need to connect the NMEA 0183 wires from your...

You need to connect the NMEA 0183 wires from your chart plotter to the VHF Radio. The only emergency message that can be sent is through the DSC distress calling - the little red door/button on the...
01-06-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,000
Posted By Skybolt

+1 I have a 12" samsung and only in the...

+1

I have a 12" samsung and only in the shade.
01-05-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By Skybolt

I have a tablet I use and it has outlasted the...

I have a tablet I use and it has outlasted the updates for it (Samsung Android). But I guess it would depend on the type of boat your using it on. I have an Express Cruiser and the tablet is mounted...
01-05-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By Skybolt

[/list] Most digital engines are J1939 based...

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Most digital engines are J1939 based data. A simple plug and play converter to NMEA 2000 will allow engine data to be viewed on an MFD (as mentioned above).

Some Garmin MFD's have J1939...
01-04-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,251
Posted By Skybolt

I will say this on these different approaches. I...

I will say this on these different approaches. I like to make as few connections as possible, less failure points and a lot can be said for simplicity. Good luck on the setup BayHouse
01-03-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,251
Posted By Skybolt

Sorry BayHouse I confused the issue. You need to...

Sorry BayHouse I confused the issue. You need to use the E22158 converter module and connect the SeatalkNG cable from the converter (white connector) to the p70r. The S3 (course computer) gets...
01-03-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,251
Posted By Skybolt

Yes the S3 is only NMEA0183 or Seatalk, the...

Yes the S3 is only NMEA0183 or Seatalk, the p70(r) is only a SeatalkNG connector, but supports SeaTalk through adapter cable. But every SeatalkNG cable has Seatalk wire (yellow) inside of it, not...
01-03-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,251
Posted By Skybolt

This little adapter can omit the need for...

This little adapter can omit the need for SeatalkNG backbone all together. Take this and put it on the end of the proprietary SeaTalkNG (molded end of AP) cable and your connected to N2K backbone....
01-03-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,251
Posted By Skybolt

BayHouse The A80675/4 cable is what I posted and...

BayHouse The A80675/4 cable is what I posted and others say doesn't exist. smac999 is referring to, if you make your own cable, when you cut the Raymarine backbone cable there is a red wire inside...
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