I guess it's time to come out of the closet!Bartender 24

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Post by Bill Edmundson » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:28 pm

Carl

Thanks. It is really nice to have made it through the Gathering and home. I really pushed hard to get the boat ready. Getting the engine in took more than I thought. The trip to Hales Bar was the first real pull of this boat. The 1st Launch. The 1st sea trials had snags. Then I'm always covered up during the Gathering with unloading and set-up, planning, cooking, awards, ... breaking down and loading up, 1st takeout, and pull back to B'ham. On the trip home I got a really bad pain in my upper back. Thank God for Aleve.

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Post by Bill Edmundson » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:07 am

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Post by DrBryanJ » Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:06 am

Bill, I tried to send you a PM but I'm not sure if it went through

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Post by Bill Edmundson » Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:31 am

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It didn't come through.

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Post by aspags88 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:20 am

Bill,

I'm getting ready to start a (much smaller) build myself and have just spent the better part of my free time this past week reading through this build thread start to finish. It's been a lot of fun to read and I must say the boat came out great! It's also been motivating to get me started on my own.

Thanks for sharing!

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Post by Bill Edmundson » Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:58 am

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Thank you. We all may post for different reasons. But, it is mostly to encourage others and to help keep ourselves motivated.

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Post by briand » Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:44 am

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I was finally able to finish reading all 85 pages last night. I think it's even more impressive now that I know what went into it, and very glad that I got to see it at the Gathering.

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Post by Bill Edmundson » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:13 am

Thanks Brian.

Now to the problem of the day. I have a Yamaha 115 four stroke. I have the digital information station (tach, speed, tank levels, mpg, gph, and more. I have a Lowrance Elite 7 Chirp gps chart plotter that supplies the gps to the Yamaha unit. The Yamaha unit shows 72 mph (I know that's not right.) and the other shows 36 mph. They are both set to the same units. My handheld GPS verified the 36 mph. :?

I'll stop by a Yamaha dealer sometime today and ask.

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Post by sscobra » Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:34 pm

Bill, it is interesting that the Yamaha unit is reading exactly twice what the other one is reading. Sounds like there is a setting on the Yamaha unit for the number of cylinders your engine has and it is not set correctly. Skip
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Post by Bill Edmundson » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:14 pm

Skip

The dealer here thinks it's a minor mistake in the wiring. I can't find any software switches. I have the boat is in Gulf Shores AL right now, not in B'ham. They are booked up down here right now. I'll get it to them next trip down. It's just irritating now.

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Post by raymacke » Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:23 am

Trying to figure how a wiring error could cause this and can't come up with a good answer. I am not fimiliar with the yamaha gauges or how it is configured on your boat but am assuming the engine info reads only on command station and not the gps too. If that is the case I would think they are using the nmea0183 output from the gps to get the speed info. There are only two wires needed for this and if reversed it usually just doesn't work. I guess if they mixed the output and input wires something strange could result but I wouldn't have thought what you are getting.

I would take a look at you Lowrance gps and make sure it is configured correctly. I have a touch screen version so my steps may be different if yours but go to - SETTINGS. - NETWORK - NMEA0183. See if "serial output" is on. Then under "serial ports" check to see the port speed is set to 38400.

Not sure if this is the problem but worth checking.
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Post by Bill Edmundson » Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:25 pm

Ray

I haven't found more settings that I can get to. I'm going to get the dealer to sort it out.

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Post by chugalug » Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:52 pm

:D Say Bill.Is that Yamaha unit regestering in kph or mph?I was looking at unit similar to Rays on internet and noticed it was on kph.kilometers wouldn't be double tho.or does the k stand for knots?
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Post by Bill Edmundson » Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:03 pm

I did make sure that both Yamaha and Lowrance were in the same units.

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Post by chugalug » Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:12 pm

:) Just wondering.I'm dumber that a box of rocks on that issue.just snooping around on yamaha outboard parts forum.
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