Reply by Moderator - Raymarine, US on Thursday
What happens when you start the engine and then power up the MFD? "
Well I ran the boat today and I still got the seatalk engine alarm after the engine was started. So the…"
"SeaTalk1 and SeaTalkNG will communicate directional information to/from the GPS to the autopilot as will NMEA0183. NMEA 0183 connections on the autopilot are mainly there for use with non Raymarine GPS units that do not have…"
"THE EV-1 CAN NOT BE USED AS A HEADING SENSOR FOR MARPA ON A LOWRANCE HDS DISPLAY AND 4G RADAR.
After MANY calls to both Raymarine and Lowrance I finally surrendered to reality and concluded this simply will not work.
This was a totally maddening…"
"Here is the answer that I got from the moderator when I asked about interfacing my S1 w/ ST6001 SeaTalk1 autopilot to my new a97 MDF. It might be possible to do it without the ST1 to STng kit, but I have not seen such a solution.
"The system has two ST40 tridata displays and the autopilot has 2 heads on SeaTalk1. The coarse computer is also in ST1. The old chartploters were both connected to ST1.
There seem to be a cable that connects STng to ST1.
"Michael, to connect your SeaTalk based autopilot to the a97/e127 SeaTalkng based system, you will need a SeaTalk1 to SeaTalkng Converter Kit (Part Number: E22158). I am in the process of doing the same thing. From what I have been told…"
"Thank you, Underway - that seems reasonable. What happens if it needs a part?
Would you please tell me what my options are for replacement of the radar? I have a C80. I don't want to replace the cable... I know it's a 4KW but what model(s)…"
"Well I decided to go with a wifi equipped a97 (to replace the L1250/DSM250) which I can use with my existing transom transducer via an adapter and a pair of non wifi a68 units (to replace the 2 L770+). Found a great close out deal on the a68…"
"Thanks for all of your help and support in this matter. I used a digital multi-meter and got the voltage change from the converter as you stated. So there fore it's a problem with the VHF. You have been very helpful and patient with me on this…"