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  1. Nice Pics Hatem! Thanks for sharing! Makes me want to get out and try mine! Here is what my radar and B175HW install looked like .
  2. Ooops… my bad... No I do not have an electronic heading compass. Not sure why the map is off... it's still off (not fixed) … I was just able to determine thet the issue is with the map overlay and not the GPS, as the coordinates provided by the GPS are correct... the position that it is corelated to on the map does not match the true position. The map I am using is the Garmin G2 Bluechart that was with the 5212 Chartplotter
  3. I have determined that the GPS coordinates are Spot On... overlaid info is off
  4. The chart is the Garmin G2 chart updated via Garmin Express... Came with the chart plotter... I just updated the map
  5. The antenna is roof mounted Garmin GPS17 connected to the chart plotter via the N2K network... I have determined that the GPS is providing the correct positioning (see my previous post).... The map that is overlaid is off. Thanks for the input
  6. There is a magnetic compas on the Helm... factory installed
  7. Hi all, Thanks for the input and suggestions... I have determined that the issue is with the map overlay... When I punch my GPS coordinates (displayed on the screen) into google maps it shows my precise location within 1' (moored at the dock ), however the map on the chart plotter shows me several hundred yards south of my actual location on the adjacent Island. GPS location (49°09.7647N 122°59.4537W) as shown on Google Maps (exact with a foot or two) GPS location (49°09.7647N 122°59.4537W) as shown on Garmin 5212 As you can see... The chart plotter shows me moored across the channel at Don Island. Is there a way to "offset" the map on the chart plotter to show correct position...?
  8. +1... I would check you fuel filters...
  9. Hi, The chart on my 5212 is off by quite a bit. As you can see in the attached image, the black dash shows the course that the 5212 tracked, the red is what I added to show my actual path. As you can see the plotter shows me going over a couple of islands and running aground on the south slope... I am running the latest update for that map downloaded from the Garmin Express software. Any suggestions as to what might be wrong or what I can do to correct this? Thanks,
  10. Well... I finally got around to installing my rod holders (along with my new Radar (GMR 24xHD), Sonar black box (GSD 26) and B175HW ducer) this weekend. I decided to go go outside of the cover so that I could still fish in in-climate weather with the cover on. They are a bit lower than I prefer but overall I'm pretty happy.... Cant wait to get out and use them!
  11. John, I love that camper canvas... where did you have that made?
  12. I've been looking too... Same boat, no luck... everywhere says they do not have a template... I'd have to make one myself. Let me know if you find one
  13. Yup.... found the spot! Thanks everone for the input!
  14. Hahaha.... I’m glad you saw it in the spirit of its intent.... “friendly ball busting”... there is noticeable animosity in the thread so I was just trying to lighten it up with a laugh... I appreciate the input... as I go along I’m sure I’ll be asking a lot more questions... as to your questions... the radio was working fine... it just always went into alarm about 30 sec after power up... (no GPS), and being that I plan on venturing miles offshore, the DSC function would be another level of protection in an emergency. I know I could manually add gps coordinates.... but in an emergency, that’s the last thing one would want to spend time doing, thus my desire to have this function working as intended. When I pulled the radio I saw that the 4 NMEA where connected, I just assumed they would be wired correctly. After Iggys advise to use a meter, I decided to investigate further and prior to the meter I found that they were wired wrong as per my previous post... the hardest part was access as the radio hole was too small to work in, I had to remove the larger fuse panel on the starboard side below the captains chair... this made it easier to access. I did not receive ANY manuals with the boat so everything that I have read had been downloaded from the appropriate source (garmin manuals from garmin, Chaparral from Chaparral,... etc) I appreciate the input from everyone... these places are a great forum to learn and share.... thanks!
  15. But seriously.... thanks all for the advise... glad I got it figured out
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