SeaKnots

I have a PC interface option on my 2011 Beneteau 40 with Raymarine Instruments including a E90W.

Does it act as a repeater and do I need Raymarine software.

How can take advantage of this option?

Views: 965

Replies to This Discussion

Yes you can, You will need a serial port connector to USB connector and the drivers for the connector to connect to your Mac. The Raymarine plotter will send out GPS NMEA 0183 signal to your Mac and your Mac charting software. THis will allow the software to follow the boat on the electronic chart and give you Range, Bearing, COG, SOG on the chart program. You will not be able to communicate to the plotter with the Mac, it is a one way - Plotter to Laptop configuration. 

At this time, if you wanted two way communication and more options on your laptop, you would need to buy a Windoze computer and RayTech 6.2 software.

I also tried exporting routes from the navigation program to a CF card and then import the file into the chart plotter. I never could get it to work on Maptech Ocean Navigator. I was able to use RayTech software in planning mode with a PC laptop to export routes and waypoints to a CF card and then import to the Raymarine chart plotter. I did this until I figured out I needed an ethernet connectoin to have two way communication.  Se previous discussions.

Thanks Bruce..

RSS

Latest Activity

David Smith posted a photo

Sailing ICW in IHB

Solo sail in my 1982 Catalina 22
Monday
David Smith is now a member of SeaKnots
Monday
Arthur Allan is now a member of SeaKnots
Feb 4
Mike Brown replied to sam's discussion battery life in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"James, we're talking Apples and Oranges with the Deka 4Ds. While you had AGMs I had the Wet Cells which were rated much lower in AMP Hours. I had seen two different ratings for the wet cells with one estimate in the low 130Ahr range and the…"
Feb 3
James Taylor replied to sam's discussion battery life in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Oh yeah, forgot to mention battery monitor. The stock panel voltage panel is basically worthless in determining battery condition unless you've let the batteries sit idle for hours. Purchase a good battery monitor. It is vital for being up to…"
Feb 3
James Taylor replied to sam's discussion battery life in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Sam Congrats on the long life of your batteries. May 2008 our B43 came equipped with 2 Dekka 4d Agms that are rated for 198ah's of service for a total house bank of  pretty close to 400ah (396ah). Engine battery was Dekka Group…"
Feb 3
john sons posted a status
"Watch The Big Short Online https://www.reddit.com/43szxk"
Feb 2
john sons posted a status
"Ride Along 2 Stream https://www.reddit.com/43syqm"
Feb 2
ADVERTISE ON SEAKNOTS CONTACT US AT: SeaKnots@SeaKnots.com

© 2016   Created by CAN DRAC.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service