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Old 21 April 2016, 13:23   #1
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Retro fit AIS

Hi all - anyone know if I can retro fit Click image for larger version

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Old 21 April 2016, 14:11   #2
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Hard to say - my eyes are getting on and there's sooooo much photo of your boat and sooooo little of the plotter! What type is it?
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Hopefully this will help. Thanks
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Cant see why not, according to the manual for it it has NMEA2000 and NMEA0183 compatability, so if you already have a NMEA2000 system in place it should be straight forward, if you don't and are not planning on adding more NMEA2000 stuff then go with NMEA 0183.

Your next option is AIS receiver or receiver and transmitter.

Lots to choose from, simple hideaway unit, you may have to think about antanae and splitters and VHF connection also.
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Here is the link to the manual incase you've lost the manual

http://www.lowrance.com/Root/Lowranc...1_12-08-06.pdf
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It's not just a case of plugging an AIS in. Unless the unit's software is capable of interpreting & displaying AIS information, it will just ignore the info on the data bus. I can't see anywhere in the manual that says the unit will display AIS. The unit is a plotter/sounder combo, not a full blown MFD.


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I'll email Lowrance and check to be certain. Thank you both for the comments and the link.
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