Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-04-2013, 14:02   #16
Do… or do not
 
s/v Jedi's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: in paradise
Boat: Sundeer 64
Posts: 9,198
Re: Maretron DSM-250 display review

I programmed a full size graph of apparent wind with a X-axis of 24h and an auto-ranging Y-axis Count your dollars cause you'll like it

I believe my Furuno RD33's can do this one too.

__________________

__________________
s/v Jedi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-04-2013, 07:14   #17
Senior Cruiser
 
Opie91's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: CT
Boat: C&C 34
Posts: 811
Re: Maretron DSM-250 display review

That display looks great!!! Looks like you have some pretty fresh breath too...
__________________

__________________
Opie91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2014, 17:32   #18
Senior Cruiser
 
Opie91's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: CT
Boat: C&C 34
Posts: 811
Re: Maretron DSM-250 display review

Are you still happy with the DSM-250?
__________________
Opie91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-03-2014, 19:18   #19
Do… or do not
 
s/v Jedi's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: in paradise
Boat: Sundeer 64
Posts: 9,198
Re: Maretron DSM-250 display review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Opie91 View Post
Are you still happy with the DSM-250?
Hi Opie,

The display works as good as ever but the back of the plastic housing cracked. When I held it, it crumbled more in my fingers. The display is located inside so protected from the elements and UV.

I'll send an email to Maretron if they can send me a new housing. Thinking of a 3D printer: they could put the housing design on-line and you print a new one. May have to get one of those
__________________
s/v Jedi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-03-2014, 20:01   #20
Senior Cruiser
 
Opie91's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: CT
Boat: C&C 34
Posts: 811
Re: Maretron DSM-250 display review

Thanks for the update. Good luck with the housing. Please let us know how the support the product.
__________________
Opie91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-03-2014, 19:03   #21
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Out cruising
Boat: Bruckmann 50
Posts: 521
Same thing happened to me and Maretron replaced it for free but I had to send the device to them. They wouldn't send parts even though it was an easy fix. They did check everything out so I am not unhappy. It would have been more convenient to just replace the back even if I had to pay for the part.

Jim
__________________
jkleins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2014, 17:42   #22
Senior Cruiser
 
Opie91's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: CT
Boat: C&C 34
Posts: 811
Re: Maretron DSM-250 display review

Anyone using the DSM-250 anchor alarm? If so how do you like it?
__________________
Opie91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2015, 07:45   #23
Formerly: Capt Wraun
 
Sir Rondo Normal's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Port Louis, Haida Gwaii (The edge of the world)
Boat: Corbin39 CC Cutter Rig
Posts: 431
Re: Maretron DSM-250 display review

I've recently installed the weather sensor and triducer. I have run into problems (because of the dealer) but Maretron's support absolutely sucks from the bottom of the bowl. I refuse to ever buy another Maretron product again.
My triducer thru-hull has broken, the depth reading is erratic and wrong, no speed, no temp and no help. The month-long string of emails regarding the dealer's assurance that the N2KView was a free download ended in a stalemate. In other words, zero customer satisfaction here.
Very unfortunate too because I am really impressed with the weather sensor. If only I could see ALL the data it gives. Rather, I have paid dearly for a sensor from which I will only get wind speed and true and apparent wind.
I'm unimpressed with Maretron
__________________
*** If it ain't broke... just wait! ***
Sir Rondo Normal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2015, 08:35   #24
Senior Cruiser
 
colemj's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Presently on US East Coast
Boat: Manta 40 "Reach"
Posts: 10,049
Images: 12
Re: Maretron DSM-250 display review

Wow, that is the complete opposite of our experience with Maretron. In fact, our experiences with both their technical support and customer service support is among the top in the marine industry.

I'm not sure what your problem is with N2KView? It is a free download for the software, but you need a paid license to activate it - this is the problem? If so, the dealer should have understood that. N2KAnalyzer is free, and shows all of data your sensor produce in a virtual DSM-250 display. Also, all of the data are available for any other instruments to use and display (chartplotter, etc).

The triducer is an Airmar product, and they have had problems with it. Since it is OEM'd by Maretron (and others), it is Maretron's responsibility for it.

Again, our experience with Maretron support has exceeded our expectations. I'm sorry yours was different. Is the major problem with your dealer, or with Maretron itself?

Mark
__________________
www.svreach.com

You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
colemj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2015, 09:10   #25
Registered User
 
Ziggy's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: U.S., Northeast
Boat: Contessa 32
Posts: 1,421
Images: 2
Re: Maretron DSM-250 display review

My experience with Maretron customer service was OK, not great. They agreed to exchange a defective product without any hassle, but it took them a long time to send a replacement.
__________________
... He knows the chart is not the sea.
-- Philip Booth, Chart 1203
Ziggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-01-2015, 03:08   #26
Do… or do not
 
s/v Jedi's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: in paradise
Boat: Sundeer 64
Posts: 9,198
Re: Maretron DSM-250 display review

We also had the DSM250 with plastic housing falling apart and service was quick and friendly. Got a brand new housing installed, new firmware but all my custom screens intact. And, after 3 years so well out of warranty, there was no charge.

If you hate this support, I wonder how you would rate Raymarine support... last time I called them and actually got a person on the line, they told me that they had discontinued the GPS unit I have because there were too many problems with it and I would have to buy the new model to fix the problems.
__________________
s/v Jedi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-01-2015, 05:07   #27
Moderator
 
Dockhead's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Cowes (Winter), Baltic (Summer) (the boat!); somewhere in the air (me!)
Boat: Cutter-Rigged Moody 54
Posts: 19,764
Re: Maretron DSM-250 display review

Quote:
Originally Posted by s/v Jedi View Post
We also had the DSM250 with plastic housing falling apart and service was quick and friendly. Got a brand new housing installed, new firmware but all my custom screens intact. And, after 3 years so well out of warranty, there was no charge.

If you hate this support, I wonder how you would rate Raymarine support... last time I called them and actually got a person on the line, they told me that they had discontinued the GPS unit I have because there were too many problems with it and I would have to buy the new model to fix the problems.
Nice to see you Nick -- you've been missed.

How did you program that 24 hour wind graph? I wonder if it would be possible to do a split screen with 24 hours wind speed on one part and 24 hours wind direction on the other?

Like others, I've had problems with my DSM-250, but found support to be superb. They gave me a whole new unit, and showed personal concern about getting the unit to me in time and in a place convenient to me. Top marks.

I have still not sorted everything out. It will not accept time from the network. Will not show true wind direction unless the boat has been moving. Etc. etc. Compatibility between N2K equipment of different makers has not yet reached perfection. But the DSM 250 still displays a lot of information you can't display on other devices, so I still think it's essential equipment.

Interestingly, the main display I wanted from the DSM 250 -- the weather screen, which doesn't work very well, is now much less important to me, since the last update of the B&G Triton firmware:

Click image for larger version

Name:	wind.jpg
Views:	101
Size:	309.7 KB
ID:	95639

A really nice display of meteorological wind (since ground wind and true wind is the same at anchor or in port).
__________________
Dockhead is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 18-01-2015, 05:20   #28
Registered User
 
Dauntlessny's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: USA & Europe
Boat: Kadey Krogen '42
Posts: 273
Re: Maretron DSM-250 display review

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dockhead View Post
I can't tell anything from their online documentation! Do they have a weather screen? Or enough weather you can put together into a custom screen? Ground wind direction? Barometer? Inside/outside temperature? Looks like a nice unit but can't find out anything about functionality.
I found the DSM too expensive for my tastes, though I wanted the rest of the stuff, so I went with their N2K View and that works very well. Also allows me to put the data on my 24" monitors.
__________________

__________________
Richard on M/Y Dauntless
https://dauntlessatsea.com/
Location: https://share.delorme.com/dauntless
Dauntlessny is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
reviews

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Furuno RD-33 remote display review by Jedi :) s/v Jedi Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 13 03-12-2012 10:46
Furuno GP-33 GPS review by Jedi :) s/v Jedi Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 1 25-12-2011 07:54
NMEA Weather Display Dockhead Marine Electronics 2 06-11-2011 08:01
Maretron N2K Cabling and Gear s/v Jedi Marine Electronics 1 16-07-2011 17:53
Acer S201HL review samrebel Marine Electronics 2 07-07-2011 10:40



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:52.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.