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Old 08 March 2019, 02:44   #1
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Maps/charts - CMAP or Navionics

Boating in N Wales. Any views which is better?
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Canít comment on CMap Paul, Iíve always used Navionics. As close to paper charts as you can get. I think they might do one that just covers the Menai
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Navionics for me too Paul, great display and detail
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Iíve got both in my hds7. Got the cmap free with it, but prefer Navionics myself - just seems to be much more detailed
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Canít comment on CMap Paul, Iíve always used Navionics. As close to paper charts as you can get. I think they might do one that just covers the Menai


Ha! The point will be to go past there!

Navionics it is.

I can't understand what you can do from a Simrad Go 7xse in terms of engine. If you get a NMEA kit what will it show?

Vs paying hundreds more for the vessel view box?
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Ha! The point will be to go past there!

Navionics it is.

I can't understand what you can do from a Simrad Go 7xse in terms of engine. If you get a NMEA kit what will it show?

Vs paying hundreds more for the vessel view box?


You can more or less set it up to display whatever engine data you want, as long as the engine is outputting the data onto the network.Click image for larger version

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+ another for Navonics!

As Pikey says, as long as the NMEA2k is there... I have an HDS5 showing coolant pressure & head temp (I retro -fitted 2 Lowrance NMEA sensors as the 1970s designed "your engine has stopped because it overheated & seized" thermal switch left a bit to be desired!

No Idea what your engine is, but if it doesn't already spit out NMEA2k, you can get adapter boxes to translate the "OEM" data stream to NMEA. If it's old then retro fitting sensors is the only solution....but that is a topic in itself!
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Gone for the Simrad Go7xse, but Merc needs a £200+ box to convert to NMEA, combined with the NMEA lead for another £60 it's a waste of money as we can just using the two new Merc smartcraft gauges with LED screens. Plotter screen for... plotting
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