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Ben Ellison
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RE: Connecting an older Simrad AP 22 Autopilot to Garmin 8616 XSV chartplotter

Hi Bob, What are you hoping to accomplish? Offhand, I'd guess that you may be able to get Heading info from the AP 22 to the Garmin and a Go-To waypoi...

3 months ago
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RE: Evinrude Etec Gen 1 Setup

Well, I got access to the NMEA data in my 115 E-TEC with pleasing results: But as I wrote, Evinrude is not very clear about how to do it and what yo...

4 months ago
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RE: Radars

Your 4G should have lasted longer, but most do, I think. Not sure how you can get anything but another B&G without also getting another MFD or PC....

5 months ago
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RE: Raymarine: same network. Axion 7 inside and Element 7 outside not working

Hi Giuseppe, I'm not familiar with the Element Series but I see the following on the Model Compare page () "The Element Series products use a differ...

8 months ago
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RE: Revamping internet access for my boat.

Hi Skip, A Wave WiFi Rogue Reach dual band is working well for me and I think that the company will be sticking around: Don, Wave Wifi also offers v...

9 months ago
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RE: Best Package for 85' World Cruiser

Quite a boat, Nick! I don't think that you can go too far wrong with any of the major brand nav systems, but personally I'd be thinking of Furuno...

11 months ago
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RE: DeviceNet Multi-Port Box as N2K Backbone

Hi Rick,I've been running two of those Turck multi-ports on Gizmo since I wrote that entry and have seen no problems.

1 year ago
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RE: New ICOM VHF fixed & handheld

Found out that the M510 only accepts AIS data via NMEA 2000.

1 year ago
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RE: Communication for a noisy environment

Larry, I suspect that David Clark is your best bet, but Ben Stein did review Eartec and Sena headsets for less noisy environments

1 year ago
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RE: New ICOM VHF fixed & handheld

@bwpirate Tom, I like the reverse idea. Assuming that many boats with a premium VHF like this also have an AIS transponder and are probably feeding ta...

1 year ago
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RE: New ICOM VHF fixed & handheld

Rory, what you're linking to at Defender is Icom's M510TR Class B AIS transponder with its own target screen, not the new M510 VHF. I guess the simila...

1 year ago
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RE: New ICOM VHF fixed & handheld

@wkearney99 I share your concerns, Bill, but I just got off the phone with Ray Novak of IcomAmerica and one thing I learned is that the M510 can join ...

1 year ago
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RE: Adding AIS to a mature vessel

Chris, does the Si-Tex AIS have a NMEA 2000 port? If so, I think that the Actisense W2K-1 is an excellent WiFi gateway: If the output is only NMEA 0...

1 year ago
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A basic NMEA 2000 network is not exactly simple

You have to build a NMEA 2000 network, Harvey, even for just two devices. It has to be powered and it has to be terminated. This Ancor kit should do t...

1 year ago
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RE: New ICOM VHF fixed & handheld

Thanks, Tom! I don't know why ICOM has not made a big deal about it yet, but the M510 is much more than a beautiful color screen in a smaller format...

1 year ago
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