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Old 14 June 2018, 03:35   #1
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Engine Data & Instrument Display

I am looking for a cost effective screen to display engine data.

I have engine data available via NMEA2000 and can view it on my chart plotter.

However I want a 2nd screen dedicated to engine data that can serve as my instrument panel.

Mercury do one, but its very expensive.

I could get another chart plotter, but that seems over kill.

Struggling to find a screen that just shows instrumentation data.

After some options.

Ideas?

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Old 14 June 2018, 11:17   #2
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The Simrad IS35 is brilliant for engine data...the bad news is it might not tick your'cost effective' box!
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Old 14 June 2018, 13:22   #3
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Engine Data & Instrument Display

I've just done something similar on BP. I've gone down the additional plotter route. You can pick up Lowrance HDS7 gen3 up for around 600. A gauge is going to cost around the 300 mark so by applying "Dave's law" the plotter only cost 300 & and you get all the benefits of the plotter.
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Is this a twin plotter Dave? Any chance you can post pics of the end result?
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Is this a twin plotter Dave? Any chance you can post pics of the end result?


Yup, twin plotters, 9" & 7", I'll get pics later
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Yup, twin plotters, 9" & 7", I'll get pics later


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Thank you for the post
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Yup, twin plotters, 9" & 7", I'll get pics later
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I have "twins" as well, 9" & 7", bit older though...
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