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Old 21-08-2012, 09:34   #91
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Jef,

Yes you are correct.
The Furuno Nav511 (FAP-5011) autopilot control unit is a NMEA0183 bus
The Furuno FI501 wind instrument ia a NMEA2000 bus.

So you can not daisy chain them together. Will have to use two separate wires.
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Old 21-08-2012, 09:38   #92
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"Also the speed / log transducer has already been exchanged 2 times because the depth meter gets stuck at a certain value (last weekend 7.2 and 8,4 meters). This can be solved by swityching the electronics off and on again. And again. And again... Anybody who had the same problem?"

My Garmin depth meter does the same when it loses the bottom - holds the last value, and flashes - are you sure this isn't what is happening? All it takes is for a tug to go past and the turbulence causes the loss of bottom.

Next time, try simply waiting to see if it recovers.
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Old 21-08-2012, 12:33   #93
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MarkSF,
Look at my post #79 of this thread.
Your Garmin fails because it is too deep, I guess; not enough signal is reflected.
Airmar, on their NMEA 2000 Triducer, have required 5 upgrades (from A to F) to fix this. Yes, we have received a new one everytime, warranty.

And about patience: have you ever had to sail through the complete Thames estuary without a depth instrument?
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Old 21-08-2012, 23:23   #94
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I bought two sets of second hand Volvo EVC engine instruments, showing engine temp. and battery voltage for each engine. Plug'n'play connectors.

Picture taken with the steering wheel removed

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Edmund,

Very impressive instrument panel. Nice clean install to.
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Old 29-08-2012, 08:54   #96
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same here, all my Furunos quit and it has been a major pain to try to get help. Between vacations in France and everyone down the line passing responsibility to the next in line.
Furuno USA to Furuno France to Fountaine-Pajot to Pochon...omg!, I think I finally got the right person in France and Furuno USA is going to come and look at the problem.
When I first spoke with Furuno USA they seemed to think it was caused by the connecting module with FP not using a Furuno module.
We will see soon, will post result.
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Mirelos, do you have a NMEA2000 / NMEA0183 mixed system? With a Simrad AT10 NMEA convertor? I have had a defect of this unit twice. Check my post #55 on this thread.
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Just got off the phone with Furuno tech. I do not have a "TERMINATOR" on my auto-pilot, was not installed at FP, lucky it made it this far. now I must wait for the tech mechanic to come to the boat.
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I bought two sets of second hand Volvo EVC engine instruments, showing engine temp. and battery voltage for each engine. Plug'n'play connectors.

Edmund
hi Edmund,
I'm really interested to do that upgrade... well actually only T gauge for each engine.
Can you explain how and where to plug, I understand plug and play but...
I have black cover EVC engine control, I can imagine theses gauges exist in black also..
thanks
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Hi Oliver66

The EVC instruments from Volvo are really plug'n'play. They come with connectors to be connected to the main instrument. More instruments can be connected. Your engine already has the needed sensors installed.

They come in white or black, and in C or F:

Engine coolant temperature instrume.. - category details

All you need for installing is something to make a 52 mm hole.
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Extra wind instrument and autopilot control in Nav Station

Done.

I went for the original Furuno wiring NMEA0183 (7 pin) and NMEA2000 (4 pin)cables, and connected the new instruments to the original ones at the helm.
I ordered 6,0 meters (standard Furuno cable length), but this was absolute minimum from the helm to the nav station, I would have preferred 6.50 m.

The new autopilot control worked instantly.
The three NMEA2000 instruments involved needed to be changed according to Jef's description in #89 (resistor setup).
In addition, I found in the excellent manua,l that a second FI501 also needs to be set as the repeater instrument before it would show the correct values.

Now everything works perfect
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Old 06-01-2013, 21:21   #102
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Re: Instruments

Not sure if this qualifies as instruments!

I am looking at fitting some deck level nav lights (LED) to my Mahe. In our city environments they make more sense and you also don't have to climb the mast to fix them when something goes wrong.

The best placement seems to be either on the cabin sides or on the U shaped brace on the forebeam or possibly bows.
I would prefer up forward to cabin top.

Stern light I will either fit to one sugar scoop or possibly on my new hard bimini!

Has anyone fitted deck level lights?
If so where did you fit them and how did you route the wires?

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Old 08-01-2013, 14:15   #103
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Further word on my Furuno headaches. They have been solved. Furuno France totally reneged on their warranty, Furuno USA took up my cause and got the mother of all Furunos (FURUNO JAPAN) involved. All the instruments were either repaired or replaced and all the wiring was redone with great service from Precision Marine in New Rochelle, NY. Nick at Precision Marine is a maven with installation and determining the problem. All in all my thanks to Furuno USA and Precision Marine.
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Jef,

Yes you are correct.
The Furuno Nav511 (FAP-5011) autopilot control unit is a NMEA0183 bus
The Furuno FI501 wind instrument ia a NMEA2000 bus.

So you can not daisy chain them together. Will have to use two separate wires.
I have the FAP-6011 (0183 also). I want to connect to i) Garmin chartplotter on the helm (has 0183 and N2K), and ii) OCPN on the chartplotter PC.

Do I just run the 0183 cable to the chartplotter? And it will relay into N2K network (everything else is on the N2K network).
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I had my Volvo tachometers replaced before departing Tortola because the sun had faded the LCD displays. I know the port engine had ~1500 hours on it, starboard engine ~1200 hours. After departing I noted the port engine hour meter showed ~1600 hours but the starboard engine showed ~100 which makes me think the installing tech somehow 'reset' the starboard engine hour meter either at the helm panel or the engine EVC module. Any info out there on this?
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