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    I am a computer tech by trade. I like working with my hands ether building or fixing things. Into R.C. planes, woodworking but not my strong point.

    I love boating and going to new places by boat. In some cases it been a fun and a learning curve. At times living on the boat up to a week on vac.

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  1. Iggy

    genset has smoky dark water coming from boat

    How does the water look that is coming out of the reverse heat exchanger? Just a thought and takes 1 minute to look. If its the same than something is kicking up the mud. Also, from the genset is the dark water oily or have a smell to it?
  2. Iggy

    Yacht Device install on a 2005 Volvo GXI-E

    If it was me and I do mean me. Most devices (other than marine) are not sunlight readable or waterproof. I get it, I would need to run the cable from to engine to the helm and than to the cabin. But once its done, I can connect other gear, VHF, AIS, Fusion remotes and........... That would also save me from installing the WiFi adapter/gateway. And use my chartplotter to read the data. I am also thinking of using Simrad's https://www.simrad-yachting.com/simrad/type/instruments/is35-digital-gauge/ From what your saying is $150 less and can do the same thing.
  3. I don't understand when you say intercepts? Are you talking about a relay?
  4. I don'y know exactly what you want, but https://www.defender.com/product.jsp?name=blue-sea-systems-dc-branch-circuit-breaker-panel&path=-1|328|2290000|2290006&id=1055764 If nothing else, Defender has a lot to choose from!
  5. Iggy

    Yacht Device install on a 2005 Volvo GXI-E

    You did not read the whole thing than. I said "You only need one gateway for both engines. At lest thats all that I needed. " Meaning that I only needed one and we where talking about the square type techs in which case you only need one. So the statement was correct but not in his case. How this would hurt someone as you stated is beyond me. It would not send them in the wrong compass direction as you would. On "No comparison between the two." Your right! In both cases, you don't use a NMEA2k network, tapping into the computers engine data, or a gateway. Or do you? Please tell us how there is no comparison? Now lets look at your statement: "Now I don't blame you,,,,to share all sorts of data between them." There is nothing there that helps, guides, or inlights him in order to help him out. You just state what could be the case and know nothing about it. All talk and no substance. Please, tell us how its done? AND let me add, you started this to the thread.
  6. Iggy

    Newbies, do you use your GPS to its fullest?

    Lets see, your getting emotional again with no fact but now lying. On "You got the floor wiped with your face on radar thread" You said that the dome/array had to be level with the water line. Which is not true and then you backed paddle saying something like you remember the installer saying that. Remember?? Here is what you said "Also that has to be installed perfectly level (I believe to the boat as it sits in the water) or it won't work correctly." Well that was wrong. Oh, now your saying " I have the manhood to admit unlike others. So I truly apologize to you and others reading this thread" Really?? Well AGAIN lets look at my past postings. Last Sunday "I also want to say to the group, I am DEEPLY SORRY over my past postings." On "not knowing the difference between bread crumb trails and setting waypoints" The person said "Deleting bread crumbs doesn't delete any fishing spots I have marked, does it?" I said, "If your in doubt, why not save it to a SD card? But you are really taking about waypoints, yes?" Now could a fishing spot be a way point?? Could be but not to you and I don't know the difference??
  7. Iggy

    2004 SSI 260 bilge pump

  8. Iggy

    Yacht Device install on a 2005 Volvo GXI-E

    Oh, that's too bad. Yes, it becomes more complicated then. Next year I am selling my boat, I need a little bigger. You will be the first to know!!
  9. Iggy

    Yacht Device install on a 2005 Volvo GXI-E

    Ok, that's too bad. I was hoping you only needed one. I "think" they asked me for my engines ser#'s. My train of thought was, if you had a Vovlo engine/s with the square tech that you had a EVC system. I guess not............
  10. Iggy

    Newbies, do you use your GPS to its fullest?

    On "to call me stupid is beyond unforgivable " will that you bought on to your self. AND " claim my posts are dangerous" Some of it is due to its inaccurate info, thats been proven time and time again. Its just too long to list. I never said Home Port was the only way. I did say it was the easiest. On your point " I don't think anyone but you and maybe a few other would do that since all the functions and information to create all these routes and comforts are already in the GPS. So why bother with doing something on the computer and then transferring it to the GPS?" Are all right? What you see and what you have on your GPS will be the same as on Home Port. If there is a pic of a harbor, you have it on both. Lets look at each. The GPS has a small screen, hard to see waypoint to waypoint if its over a few miles. Yes you can zoom out, but now your way point may be off by 1/8 to a 1/4 mile. Try moving or adding a waypoint to a route, its not that easy. No keyboard to enter data in and yes one does come up on the screen or mouse On your computer. Again, your screen is 5 times bigger if not more depending on your monitor. Now you have all your editing tools at the top, which your GPS does not. If you know your GPH rate, based on that route it will give you your fuel consumption. I am sure there is more that Home Port offers. Yes, we have a keyboard and mouse!! So data entry is made easier. Oh, and you don't think backing up your routes is a good thing? Really............... Here is just a few thing that Home Port can go... View animated playback of data collected on device, including sonar data Measure distance and bearing on the charts View route/track depth profiles, distance and bearing measurements Convert tracks into point-to-point routes (track to route conversion) and specifies the speed for each leg of the route Get estimated arrival time for each leg when you create routes See fuel consumption (based on your fuel flow data) Export selected data to Google™ Earth
  11. Iggy

    Yacht Device install on a 2005 Volvo GXI-E

    You only need one gateway for both engines. At lest thats all that I needed. One gateway will handle up to 4 engines. I already had the network in place, but I wanted it for other things too!!
  12. Iggy

    Yacht Device install on a 2005 Volvo GXI-E

    I do too, but it was easier to go in that way, at least for me.
  13. Iggy

    Yacht Device install on a 2005 Volvo GXI-E

    Oh, my Sig 290 has a metal plate in the middle of the helm for the GPS. I just pulled that out to get at the back of the gauge.
  14. Iggy

    Newbies, do you use your GPS to its fullest?

    Creating routes on your GPS is doing it the hard way. Your better off using Home Port, you have heard of that Hatem haven't you?? In this way you can zoom in and out. Fine tune it to your liking. You have all the editing tools and a mouse and a far bigger screen to work with. You can do it in less than half the time if not less. Than save to a SD card and transfer it to your GPS. A few good things about doing at home. If you upgrade your unit, you can install the routes on the new unit. If for some reason, you need to do a factory reset or editing. Well you have it all backed up!! Once you get use to the program, its very easy to do. To go from a 7" to say a 22" screen, thats about 5 times bigger and it makes it easier to go from waypoint to way point.
  15. Iggy

    Yacht Device install on a 2005 Volvo GXI-E

    You don't need to in order to hook up the gateway. If thats what your asking. You just need to get at the connector on the back of it.