Thanks guys...Raymarine posted this reply as well...so it looks very promising.
It is recommended that Noland Engineering be contacted to verify that it will support converting data from your engine to NMEA 2000
PGNs. If so, then it may be used with the Raymarine
When operating with the latest software
updates the new a/c/e-Series MFDs (a65, a67, e7, e7D, c95, c97, c125, c127, e95, e97, e125, e127, e165) are NMEA 2000
does not maintain lists of NMEA
2000 engine makes/models as this information is continuously changing and outside of the control of Raymarine. As such, it is recommended that one contact the engine manufacturer with the engine information (model, serial
number, etc.) to determine whether the engine(s) features NMEA
2000 support. When interfacing Raymarine equipment
to a NMEA 2000 engine(s), the Raymarine equipment
must not be interfaced directly to the engine manufacturer’s network backbone. Instead, the engine manufacturer's network backbone must be interfaced to the engine manufacturer’s NMEA 2000 gateway (ex. Mercury
engine gateway, Yamaha engine gateway, Noland RS11 CANbus Engine Data Converter, etc.), should one be available.
To interface the engine(s), a powered and properly terminated SeaTalkng network backbone must be installed onboard having SeaTalkng T-Pieces (SeaTalkng 5-Way connectors may be substituted where NMEA 2000 devices are closely located) for each NMEA 2000 device (i.e. engine gateways, sensors, data master MFD, etc.) which will be interfaced as a spur to the SeaTalkng network backbone. The new a/c/e-Series MFDs may be interfaced to the SeaTalkng backbone T using an appropriate length of SeaTalkng Spur Cable ((400mm (A06038), 1m (A06039), 3m (A06040), 5m (A06041)). Raymarine offers SeaTalkng to DeviceNet Male (A06046) and SeaTalkng to DeviceNet Female adapter cables
(A06045) as well as Stripped End Spur cables
(A06044) to support interfacing third party NMEA 2000 devices as spurs to the SeaTalkng network backbone.
From a minimalist standpoint, a backbone may be constructed from a SeaTalkng 5-Way Connector, a pair of SeaTalkng Termination Plugs, SeaTalkng Power
Cable, and a pair of SeaTalkng Spur Cables to interface the MFD and a SeaTalkng or NMEA 2000 device to the SeaTalkng 5-Way Connector.
The following engine data items are be supported when interfaced to a NMEA 2000 device supplying the corresponding data. Support is limited to 5 engines:
Temp (numerical or guage)
Pressure (numerical or guage)
Pressure (numerical or guage)
Boost Pressure (numerical or guage)
(numerical or guage)
Engine Load (numerical or guage)
Level 1 (vol or %)
Level 2 (vol or %)
Fuel Level 3 (vol or %)
Total Fuel Remaining
Total Fuel Flow
Total Engine Economy
Estimated Fuel Remaining
Estimated Distance to Empty
Estimated Time to Empty
Fuel Used (trip)
Fuel Used (season)
It is also recommended that the manufacturer of any NMEA 2000 device requiring calibration (ex. tank level sensors, fuel flow sensors) be contacted regarding how to calibrate the devices as Raymarine products do not feature support for the calibration of third party NMEA 2000 devices.
From a MFD configuration settings standpoint, the only thing that one need do is to configure the setting for number of engines (default is 1) and maximum tachometer range (default is Auto).