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08-09-2016, 09:50 PM
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Posted By yabbut

I understand. In this particular case, the...

I understand. In this particular case, the installer apparently finished the connections near the end of the day, and he told the out-of-town customer that everything was good to go. The customer...
08-09-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,252
Posted By yabbut

Solved

The problem boat has been unavailable for a while, but I finally installed the latest HDS Gen3 software release (v3.5) and the SonicHub 2 is now working.

It wasn't an instant solution, because...
07-16-2016, 03:52 AM
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Views: 1,298
Posted By yabbut

I have a GFS10 and an NSS7. The NSS can't...

I have a GFS10 and an NSS7. The NSS can't calibrate the GFS10. I also have a Garmin MFD, but I didn't calibrate my GFS10 since it's pretty close out of the box.

I think if someone is looking...
07-13-2016, 05:04 PM
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Views: 10,252
Posted By yabbut

I haven't kept up on the release dates of...

I haven't kept up on the release dates of Lowrance gear, since I don't own any myself. I just knew that the HDS Gen 3 and the SonicHub2 were both relatively new. I had hoped that Navico would have...
07-13-2016, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,252
Posted By yabbut

Update: couldn't solve the problem with settings...

Update: couldn't solve the problem with settings or wiring. Called Navico tech support, and they said the HDS Gen3 requires software version 3.5 for the SonicHub2 to work. Apparently, v2.0 will run...
07-13-2016, 05:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,252
Posted By yabbut

The boat has been out fishing, but I'm going to...

The boat has been out fishing, but I'm going to check it out today.

I've searched through the HDS3 installation manual and the owner's manual, and I can't find any references to power master...
07-08-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,252
Posted By yabbut

Thanks, guys. I'll make sure that the HDS Power...

Thanks, guys. I'll make sure that the HDS Power Control is set to Master.

The yellow wire is currently connected to the same power switch as the SonicHub, essentially hardwired to the red power...
07-07-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,252
Posted By yabbut

New Lowrance SonicHub2 -- no green light

I'm trying to help a neighbor to figure out why his new SonicHub2 won't work. He had it installed by a Navico dealer (along with a new HDS12 Gen3), but the dealer is several hours from where we...
06-26-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 604
Posted By yabbut

The AP24 control head only has SimNet connectors,...

The AP24 control head only has SimNet connectors, so you need a SimNet-to-NMEA2000 adapter cable to put the AP24 on your NMEA2000 network.

What kinds of cables did you get with the AP parts? Do...
06-15-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By yabbut

I haven't used that monitor, but the instruction...

I haven't used that monitor, but the instruction is no big deal. They mean that all the current from the monitored battery bank must flow through the shunt, so any/all return feeds must be...
06-13-2016, 07:57 AM
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Views: 84,216
Posted By yabbut

I haven't tried reading the AlbaCombi from a...

I haven't tried reading the AlbaCombi from a Furuno, but the NMEA2000 output is compatible with my older Garmin, Simrad, and Raymarine MFDs, so I expect that the TZT2 will have no problems reading...
05-31-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,203
Posted By yabbut

It's not a big deal, but I paid significantly...

It's not a big deal, but I paid significantly more for an AC12N than I would have for an AC12. Actually, at the time, the AC12N was selling for more than the cost of an AC12 plus a Simnet-to-MicroC...
05-31-2016, 01:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,203
Posted By yabbut

The AC12N's screw terminals aren't for...

The AC12N's screw terminals aren't for redundancy: there is no Micro-C (N2K) connector on it at all. The screw terminals are the only way to connect to the NMEA 2000 network.

Maybe there is an...
05-30-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,203
Posted By yabbut

FYI: I spent the extra money for an AC12N, and it...

FYI: I spent the extra money for an AC12N, and it has screw terminals just like an AC12. I had to cut the end off an NMEA 2000 cable to connect to my network. I'm not sure there is any difference...
05-29-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By yabbut

As far as I know, an aluminum hull should be...

As far as I know, an aluminum hull should be connected to the boat's common ground point in one location, but (unlike a car) a boat's hull should never be used as an electrical return path to the...
05-29-2016, 01:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By yabbut

I did a quick check while my boat was charging on...

I did a quick check while my boat was charging on the trailer. Voltage at the house bank posts was 13.4V. Voltage at my fuse block was 13.2V with a 4A draw (I suspect I need to clean some of the...
05-28-2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 722
Posted By yabbut

Are you saying that your MFDs normally show a...

Are you saying that your MFDs normally show a system voltage of less than 12.0V? If that is correct, then forget about the alarm: you have a serious problem with your wiring on the positive or...
04-26-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,911
Posted By yabbut

Federico, the Alba is still working very well. ...

Federico, the Alba is still working very well. I'll put more hours on it this summer, but so far I'm very happy with it.
04-06-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,545
Posted By yabbut

Shouldn't it depend on the engine (or starter)...

Shouldn't it depend on the engine (or starter) current draw? My old TBI 350 V8 draws under 200A during cranking. I would think that 10 seconds on a 150A "toaster" would be a better test than...
04-05-2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By yabbut

There's already something better: GPS compasses. ...

There's already something better: GPS compasses. For example: http://www.simrad-yachting.com/en-US/Products/Compasses/HS60-GPS-Compass-en-us.aspx .

They're still somewhat expensive, but they're...
04-05-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By yabbut

I don't think that will work because Garmin APs...

I don't think that will work because Garmin APs generally do not recognize 3rd-party heading sensors.

Garmin's installation manuals indicate that the Garmin AP computer will use only its internal...
04-04-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By yabbut

For typical boat use, I don't really see the...

For typical boat use, I don't really see the benefit in a telescoping mast vs a tilting mast of the same length. It seems like the telescoping function will either add weight or lose strength...
04-04-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By yabbut

I put my heading sensor under the helm seat. ...

I put my heading sensor under the helm seat. That was about the only convenient place that didn't have some potential magnetic interference. But... I have a pilothouse and no large speakers, so I...
04-03-2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,054
Posted By yabbut

You can try that experiment, but many lower-end...

You can try that experiment, but many lower-end Garmin MFDs will not accept GPS data over NMEA 0183 (or NMEA 2000). They may transmit GPS data, but they won't receive it.

Also, my 546s does not...
04-03-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,705
Posted By yabbut

I see. That's a fair point, except that MFD...

I see. That's a fair point, except that MFD makers (including Raymarine) commonly use one-time legal disclaimers on start-up. Garmin is so wild & crazy that their MFDs will auto-accept the...
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