Home MFD Use

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Home MFD Use

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My brilliant and beautiful wife bought the boat a new Garmin 942xs for the aft cockpit display for Christmas and it will be networked into my primary 7610xsv up at the helm. Being that this will be a secondary unit I decided to buy a spare gimbal mount and spare power cord and make a table top unit so I can plan routes, input waypoints and also just play with the unit and learn about all the great stuff I almost never use....all while in the comfort of my abode.

Anyway, I just mounted the gimbal on a piece of plywood, bought the 12v - 5a output / converter / accoutrements, wire nutted in the power and ground and Viola. I figure most everyone has already thought of this but just wanted to put it out there anyway. Plus I'm trying my new Imgur photo manager to take the place of Phuckobucket which has gone TU lately.

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Handy alternative to boat only! 8-)
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But then you don't get to spend those day's on the boat in the yard plotting and planning.

Nice set-up.
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Cool idea.
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Great idea Hunter.My wife bought me a Humminbird Helix 10 on Black Friday @ Cabelas.If I wait for my new SR210 to arrive in April and install it then and find out there’s a problem the 90 day return policy will be past.Your set-up would allow me to at least see if it fires up.Do you think the transducer could be plugged in and tested?
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I do that also with my Lowrance where I bring it in and connect it to the house wi-fi and do the downloads/updates etc. Great for changing out hot spots/waypoints for shrimp and salmon when the season is on.

Dont leave on your transducer for extended periods when the boat is out of the water as they get kinda warm. The cold water keeps them operating at safe temperature levels.

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Do you think the transducer could be tested out of the water?
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Yes you can but only for a short interval. Just to make sure your unit "sees" the transducer.

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Seahusky wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:59 pm
Yes you can but only for a short interval. Just to make sure your unit "sees" the transducer.
Agreed.... Once confirmed it is working, best bet is to do most if not all of your exploring of the unit is to put it into "simulator" mode.
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Good advice.Think I’ll spend some time this weekend playing with it.
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