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  1. Iggy

    Rode chain needed-How much

    Nothing says you can't make up you own! But the more chain the better holding power you will have. If it was me, 15 to 20 feet of chain.
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    Rode chain needed-How much

    I only buy from West Marine when I need it that day. There are so many better places to buy from. The bigger the boat the more chain. I have a 29 footer with 30 feet of chain. But your not saying how big your boat is.
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    Yacht Device install on a 2005 Volvo GXI-E

    I did find this Raymarine https://www.thegpsstore.com/Raymarine-i70s-Multifunction-Instrument-Display-P5029.aspx at $410 4.1" screen You may not even need the adapter.
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    Yacht Device install on a 2005 Volvo GXI-E

    Oh my god!! I have to agree with Hatem on the snake and sending everything to show on a GPS unit. I use a 4 foot snake all the time when fishing wires. As I said to each their own, but I did not want to say it " I don't want to be looking at my phone or an IPad or any additional piece of equipment, especially another screen" I do use two 741s on my boat. To split the screens, its too small plus I have a back up unit.
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    Yacht Device install on a 2005 Volvo GXI-E

    To each there own!! But stupid question, if you using the IPad as a chart plotter than it has its own GPS than, yes. If so will it share its position with a VHF or display AIS targets on the chart? I am thinking of putting a unit in the cabin. Yes the Garmin is bigger but it also takes a bigger mounting hole. The Garmin is 4 1/4 inchs wide where the Simrad is 4". It may or may not fit in some helms. But doing another price check the Garmin is $200 more. At least at West Marine & Hodges Marine. Where are you seeing it for $350? This may or may not help you or others. My tech died, so I installed the gateway. Now the Garmin plotters (and maybe others) can display tech or any gateway info at any corners of the screen, over say a sonar screen or chart. So for me, at the bottom left corner one right under the other is "Tech 1 NNNN" & Tech 2 NNNN" N being the RPMs It just about a postage stamp size. So I don't have the full size gauge on the screen. Just like in the link in the left lower corner pd-02-lg.webp
  6. Absolutely no offence taken!! I just meant just that, and i get it. You want a Volvo part. I was thinking that they were rebuilt.
  7. I tried, oh well................
  8. Amazon, less than $200 with a 2 year warranty.
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    Speedometer not working

    I would be surprised that the speed info is coming from the GPS to the speedo on the helm. That would mean that you have a NMEA2k network in order to transfer the data. OR at least a NMEA 0183 connection to the GPS. Which is very easy to tell by looking at the back of the GPS unit.
  10. Every spring I clean and load test my batteries and connections. The other day both engines started right up like always. We went out, got to where we where going and dropped anchor. My wife was at the helm I am at the windless. I asked her to back her down to set the anchor. She tells me that both engines quit! The starboard started right up, the port nothing. Used the combiner switch and I had the port running again. After trouble shooting, the battery cable from the battery to the port engine battery switch was bad. I peeled back the insulation to find at the crimp and a little beyond was burnt and turned black from the heat. The crimp looked good and talking with the other boaters and showing them the cable. The thinking that Chap should have used a 1 gauge rather than 2 gauge wire and should have been tinned. I replaced both cables from the batteries to the engine switches with 1 gauge tinned wire. My 290 is a 2011 model. For you 290 boaters, its something to think about if your engine/s will not start.
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    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?
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    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.
  13. I don't understand when you say intercepts? Are you talking about a relay?
  14. 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!
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    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.
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    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??
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    2004 SSI 260 bilge pump

    Yep!
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    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!!
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    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............
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    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
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    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!!
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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