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Old 10-15-2016, 11:00 PM   #121
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Surprisingly simple installation and programming. Temp gun to get an accurate water temperature, mechanical gauge for oil pressure reference and an optical tach to get engine rpm. Think I will add EGT and transmission oil temperature.

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Old 10-16-2016, 10:44 PM   #122
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:16 PM   #123
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Hi Bob. Thanks for your email. Email sent back with pics. Ebbtide's electronic optical jauges display is great, very envious here.
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Old 10-18-2016, 07:23 PM   #124
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I decided to use one of these: NoLand Engineering as the converter from analog to NMEA 2K (CANBUS). Very happy with the ease of setup and the results. If you have questions ask away.
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Old 10-31-2016, 01:45 PM   #125
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Much more flexible than expected. Garmin doesn't say that the 740S is networkable but turns out they are. The radar will not share via NMEA 2000 but everything else does.

This is by far the best setup I have ever had. The displays are redundant if necessary, one is connected to a house bank and the other to the start bank.

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Old 11-09-2016, 08:44 AM   #126
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Found this Kahlenberg Horn at a swap meet last spring. Installed the compressor and air tank in the engine room then installed a pull chain air valve above the helm. We will be hard to miss!
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Old 11-09-2016, 08:46 AM   #127
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Guess I can't post a video from the app. Sure sounds sweet!
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Old 11-18-2016, 08:57 PM   #128
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Been fussing over boat music lately. I absolutely did not want to cut in speakers or hang them from somewhere. Finally found a solution!

I have a Kenwood/Sirius radio installed in the helm and added a Bluetooth transmitter to the line outs on the back. We have one of those fancy Bluetooth speakers that connects to the phones or iPads and now connects to our stereo.

No wires, no holes and no headaches! Best thirty bucks I've spent in a long time.
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Old 11-26-2016, 02:37 AM   #129
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Took a break from working and am enjoying a holiday with great boating friends in the San Juan Islands. My job was to cook a turkey for the gang.

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This is how it came out of the oven on Ebbtide!
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What a great read. Hope to be on the water myself some day. Great looking boat, Bob.
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Old 11-26-2016, 12:57 PM   #131
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Now that's a turkey to be proud of!
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Old 11-26-2016, 01:16 PM   #132
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Nice transformation on that turkey, Bob! (The bird, not the boat!)

I like the BT Speaker idea.
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