NMEA question

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Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:42 pm

SO this may be a dumb question - but on my 1983 Lehman - I assume all of my gauges and senders are not NMEA 2000 compliant? I am assuming my gauges/senders/wiring are essentially "analog" and would need some kind of converter to be able to pass the data to a NMEA 2000 receiver (like a MFD) ? I am guessing it would require something like - https://www.nolandeng.com/rs11.php - to be configured and then this device would pass along the NMEA2000 data? Has anyone done anything like this on their boat?
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Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:37 pm

Yes it can be done but it would add up. New transduces for everything... I haven't done it but have been involved in two re-powers on my friends various dive boats. The engines that went in had interfaces with the new engines so it's pretty easy. I had to do a N0138 to N2K transition for his autopilot on one vessel. I would do it on my vessel if I was dropping in a new motor only, but thats me. I did build a new helm panel and had to change the Yanmar temp sensor and oil transducer to be compatible with the new Beede gauges.
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:57 pm

It's a certainty that your engines are pure analog. :)

The converter that you found looks like an option, and I found this one as well: https://www.navstore.com/albacombi-anal ... combi.html There's also the EMU from Actisense. They provide a good amount of detail on "Will this work with my engine" : https://www.actisense.com/product/emu-1/

I've looked into this but other things always seem to take precedence! Plus while my engines aren't NMEA 2000 compliant they do run a network, so I would use a different gateway (like the Maretron)
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