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Old 26-08-2012, 03:58   #1
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Garim 5012 Chart Plotter

We have just bought a new catamaran and the factory fit electronics has the Garim 5012 Chartplotter. Has anybody had any experience with this Garim product or similar, and do Garim do a similar product to the Raymarine 'Seatalk' for PC connection to the system. The Garim Site does have anything like it. Looking for info before we commit.

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Old 26-08-2012, 06:44   #2
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Re: Garim 5012 Chart Plotter

According to the manual for that unit, it can be connected to NMEA2000, NMEA0184 and/or Garmin Marine Networks. Connection to a PC is through NMEA0183 via a DB9 serial connector.

I have no experience with this unit.

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We have just bought a new catamaran and the factory fit electronics has the Garim 5012 Chartplotter. Has anybody had any experience with this Garim product or similar, and do Garim do a similar product to the Raymarine 'Seatalk' for PC connection to the system. The Garim Site does have anything like it. Looking for info before we commit.

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I have a 4208 and a 6208 all connected with the Garmin network, it includes radar,sounder and weather. You can attach NEMA2000 &NEMA0183 devices very easily.
Their charts are very accurate, I get around in the Bahamas with a 6' draft. I installed this system about 5 years ago and added the 6208 this year for the second helm, I have never had any issues and operation is easy.
Hope this helps.....
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Re: Garim 5012 Chart Plotter

Raymarines seatalk is not a PC connection strategy,

What are you actually trying to do?

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Re: Garim 5012 Chart Plotter

We are hoping to have the chart plotter at the helm and a PC connected at the Nav station that will allow for a mirror of the chart plotter information, and maybe display of instruments. Really unsure if this is possible but just exploring. Don't really want to have a second plotter at the Nav station.
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Re: Garim 5012 Chart Plotter

I think that would by a VGA, DVI or similar video standard connection. There appears to be a "marine video connector" on the unit - maybe that is what you are looking for.

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We are hoping to have the chart plotter at the helm and a PC connected at the Nav station that will allow for a mirror of the chart plotter information, and maybe display of instruments. Really unsure if this is possible but just exploring. Don't really want to have a second plotter at the Nav station.
Yes, the Garmin has a video out put, through a VGA connector, supplied but too short ( mine is about 2 meters) . I'm sure Garmin would sell you a longer one, $$$$ just allows video without interaction..
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Re: Garim 5012 Chart Plotter

Thanks for your input everyone. We have the Garmin installer on the case now. Will post the results of our research and install results.
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