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PhilH12

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I'm surely no expert but I would think so - how else would the "data" get to the Garmin from the backbone?

EDIT: Check the back or bottom of the Garmin for another 'socket'.  You may need a "T" on the backbone to connect that drop.

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Drop cable? I only have the power cable and sonar cable on the back. Is there suppose to be a 3rd cable?



Yes, you need a drop cable to go from the nmea 2000 network port on the back of the garmin to a tee in the network backbone which should be under the dash console. This is how the garmin gets the data as Phil stated. 

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QUOTE: "Just called the dealer. They confirmed the interface was connected to the NMEA backbone so all info should be coming up."

Not sure how good the dealer is with ETEC's, but they've lost my confidence as far as NMEA.  [wink]

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Oh brother..... I bet they put the interface cable to the backbone and forgot to connect the backbone to the NMEA input on the Garmin unit. I only assumed it was done a different way 😩😩

Duh! Just spoke to Garmin again, needs the backbone wired to the NMEA input

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Load the boat up normal>heavy fishing running load. Water filled live wells and coolers work well, full fuel tanks, before offshore tests to give the best handling performance results.
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Load the boat up normal>heavy fishing running load. Water filled live wells and coolers work well, full fuel tanks, before offshore tests to give the best handling performance results.


Loading boat up won’t be a problem this weekend. 😂👍 May have 5-6 people fishing a full cooler and if we get lucky live well will be full too.

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Couldn’t sleep last night thinking about NMEA. Went to the boat at 6:30, figure I had at least 1.5 hours to trouble shoot this.

I feel so stupid but will report my findings but anyways here goes.....
1. The NMEA cable sitting right next to the power cable and sonar cable. If it was a snake, I would have been bitten at least the 3 times I went out and didn’t notice it. After plugging it in. Still nothing. Traced all the wires from the motor to the console.
2. Not sure why the dealer wired the power source for NEMA to a switch which is also the switch I use for my trim tabs and BAM! There it is. MOTOR INFO
3. Took boat out for a quick run in the bay and here are some numbers with the Enertia
4500 10 GPH touched 28MPH
5000 12 GPH touched 34MPH
5500 16 GPH touched 38.4MPH

4. I also noticed that the Garmin TACH registered 100-150 more RPM than the analog so if that is correct then the ENERTIA WOT is 5650 at 38MPH burning 16Gallons per hour. 1/2 tank of gas and just myself. 10 knot winds

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Glad you got it figured out! Might be better to have the nmea power tied into the ignition purple wire so it comes on when motor is on. Those rpm's will be dead on accurate, same as you would see on the laptop with the software too. 5650 is good wot rpm but will drop loaded up for sure so hopefully not too much. Determine your normal load and try again and see how you go! Also i'd be interested to see what kind of MPG you are getting at cruising speed? You can set one of the numbers display to read MPG in your settings.
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Might be better to have the nmea power tied into the ignition purple wire so it comes on when motor is on.


Anybody have a picture of this? I have my NMEA power connected to an accessory switch because i was afraid to mess with the ignition harness. Did you splice into the purple wire, or is there a “cleaner” way to connect to the ignition switch?

Sorry to hijack...

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I had a leftover purple wire since i have the mws harness and am using icommand gauges. There a good pictures of the harnesses in the service manual and describe what the wires do.
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Glad you got it figured out! Also i'd be interested to see what kind of MPG you are getting at cruising speed? You can set one of the numbers display to read MPG in your settings.


4200 26.8MPH 8.3GPH

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4200 26.8MPH 8.3GPH


Easy to calculate that way too but just in case you're interested the garmin will display in miles per gallon and do the calculations for you. All personal preference!

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Easy to calculate that way too but just in case you're interested the garmin will display in miles per gallon and do the calculations for you. All personal preference!


Ok, I guess I need to play around with the units and change it to MPG.

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Quick update. Went out for a couple hours in the Bay. Still using the Enertia. 5 people and 1/2 tank of gas. Calm conditions. Still have plenty giddy up, did not feel like motor was struggling to get in plane. 4200 25MPH 2.86MPG
4000 23MPH 3.21MPG

Did not go WOT but will do so on Monday.

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