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Will the Lowrance 520C display ... ?
I already have this chartplotter/fishfinder display for my fishing boat. I would like, in the interest of saving money, to be able to use it on my sailboat as well. I am getting my electronics to the point where everything will be available on NMEA 2000. I am getting a DST800 (NMEA-2000 Depth-Speed-Temperature Transducer) and am getting a Brookhouse Seatalk-NMEA 0183 and Actisense NMEA 0183-NMEA 2000 in order to get my ST60 Wind Instrument data onto NMEA 2000. Also, I will get GPS data onto NMEA 2000 with an Airmar G2183 GPS antenna.
I will not be connecting a fishfinder depth transducer to the Lowrance (which will not allow me to use the sonar feature).
My question is, this chartplotter supports NMEA 2000 ... will it display depth only figure from the NMEA 2000 transducer (even though I won't have a proprietary fishfinder transducer connected)? Will it display wind instrumentation data if it is available on the NMEA 2000? ... Or, can I only expect it to display data from the Lowrance set of NMEA 2000 devices (tank levels, temperature probe, fuel flow)?
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