Monitoring Yamaha Through Garmin and NMEA 2000 Cable

FishRock

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Just purchased a Garmin 94SV and found that some folks have had success connecting units to monitor their Yamaha outboard engines through the NMEA 2000 network using a Lowrance Yamaha cable.

Anyone have experience with this?

If so how is it working for you?
 

gunnyslinger

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Works great. Just need to tie the Lowrance interface cable into your N2k backbone. Have done it on a couple Yamahas now with good success.
I simply did for fuel usage info.
 
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CRC_222

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I did the same but on my ETEC. Gives a lot of engine data to the chart plotter. Same as above, just need the N2K interface to plug into.
 
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FishRock

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benrd81

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You don't need any special cable. You can cut the connector off at the engine and splice in 2 wires to the blue and white wires on that plug. Those can get plugged into a nmea2k field terminate-able connector and plugged directly into your nmea2k network and you will have all the engine data. If you want to keep the smart gauges then it will take a little more work.
 
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FishRock

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Now you have me thinking too much. I was asking all this in preparation for a future re-power with a new Yamaha F-200. I currently have a 1998 Yamaha 200 V-Max that came with digital gages for the tach and voltage using a fairly crowded wiring harness. Both gages died after a few sub zero winters and have been replaced with analog gages. Don't think I want any smart gauges in the future. They don't live long in the cold and i don't want to have to pull them out every winter. I can easily pull the display head from the Garmin unit and keep it warm and cozy in the garage. Really looking forward to that.

Could I connect this older outboard to the NMEA 2000 and get everything with the likely exception of fuel flow?
 
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benrd81

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I don't think it has the capability. I don't know for sure when the Command link gauges came to be but I want to say around 06
 

FishRock

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Thank you all for your time, patients and info. Really appreciate it.