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Old 21 February 2011, 13:36   #1
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New Garmin 5008 and engine lift

Just thought I'd share my weekend's labours with the Ribnet collective. Thanks need to go out to Channel Ribs (aka Malthouse/teaser/mouse Martin) for the supply of a very shiny new GPSMap 5008 at a bargain basement price including near as dammit personal door to door delivery, and also to Martini for his braun and brains with raising my engine.

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Someone once told me that NMEA 2000 simplifies boat wiring. I'd like to see if they agree after looking at all the wires now plumbed into the back of the Garmin .

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General shot of the miles of cable now installed in what I would class a fairly simple marine electronics installation . I can see why they quantify the amount of cabling on planes and ships in miles rather than feet.

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All looking neat and tidy and in working order

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The scaffold A-frame that we set up to hang the engine off, whilst then raising the jockey wheel to lower the transom to bolt the engine on in its new raised position. Suprisingly the theory worked well, even though I had visions of 260kg lying horizontally on the lawn with buckled scaffold poles strewn around.
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Old 21 February 2011, 14:55   #2
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What's the Index gland for on the top right hand side of the console?
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Old 21 February 2011, 15:04   #3
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I think it's to run a cable down to that velcro'd bracket...

Music source maybe?
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Old 21 February 2011, 15:09   #4
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Good guesses... but no cigar. The Index gland is a legacy of my old chart plotter which was bracket mounted on the top of the console. haven't decided what to do about removing that yet.

The velcro holds my PDR which will have a bullet cam mounted on the A-frame soon ready for some of our summer cruises. The music source is a Fusion Ipod player mounted on a wooden bracket inside the console. This will be controlled by a Fusion remote control which I've yet to mount on the dash. The Fusion was originally mounted on the console, but I want to use the space it left behind for a glovebox. The cutout is cunningly hidden behind the GPS screen cover in the photo .
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Great idea to use a tripod rather than a rugby goal for the engine steadying.

Is the motor all reset now? It will be very interesting to know how that and any prop changes effect the boat.

When is the RNCI fitting out supper?
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Old 22 February 2011, 04:13   #7
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Well lets hope it's a worthwhile improvement, cos we sure aint going through all that again to lower it back.

Hmmm fitting out supper....... how about thursday???
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Someone once told me that NMEA 2000 simplifies boat wiring. I'd like to see if they agree after looking at all the wires now plumbed into the back of the Garmin .
So it's not just 1 cable with tees off for your different bits and pieces + a power supply then

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So it's not just 1 cable with tees off for your different bits and pieces + a power supply then

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It is, I think he's just referring to the back of the plotter which has got an N2K plug in the back as well as power, looks like he's still using 0183, marine AV and a Garmin network cable? so it's quite busy in there still.
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If I only needed N2K then it wouldn't be so bad, but as Martini says, I've got some 0183 devices, a video connection, a garmin network wire and the power supply all in use as well.

Remounted the A-frame this afternoon and turned everything on, and apart from some settings I'll need to adjust, all seems to be working including the AIS picking up some boats in the bay. Just need someone to send me a DSC position request, and that'll confirm all the nmea wiring to the vhf is correct too.
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