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Re: NEXUS Instruments - Experience with?

We have a 1985 J27 that is serving us very well. It came with a Nexus Multi Classic 1000 package (as near as I can tell from pictures anyway) which is still working - sort of.

The depth gauge keeps chirping at us to warn us that we're at 3.5 to 4.2 feet of water. It seems to happen at any depth between about 35 to 42 feet - I've watched it move up the depth from mid teens through twenties, hit the mid thirties and go decimal on me, move up to the low/mid four foot range, then pop back out of decimal as it moves into the 50 foot range.

We're sailing in NY Harbor and the lower Hudson river. Tons of boats, including sailboats with bigger drafts than us . Not to mention the cruise liners. Clearly we're not in 3.5 feet of water. (The draft on this boat is about 4 feet or maybe 5 feet - we're NOT in 3.5 feet of water). Also, given both traffic and water quality (even though it's improving) we're pretty confident that we're not seeing schools of fish or algae or something interfering with the depth gauge. It seems to be software, not hardware related.

Has anyone seen this issue before? Does anyone know of a software update to the server or the equipment?

Tacking from side to side in the Hudson River, we move through that depth range (30-50+ feet) a LOT. The constant chirping is miserable, and for safety reasons we can't just shut it off completely. Any info or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Re: NEXUS Instruments - Experience with?

Thanks guys!

I am convinced that Nexus is great but I ended up with a boat that has Simrad instruments

Salonas come with Nexus instruments but they can mount Raymarine if you want. For what I have heard on this thread I would stick up with Nexus.

I ended up buying an used boat that come with Simrad.

Now about Simrad.... well the 2002 raymarine plotter I had was faster then the 2007 Simrad I have now and I liked more the Raymarine instruments, with the exception of the autopilot that is really good.

I have a Furuno 2007 radar that is really crap compared with the 2002 raymarine I had. It has not even MARPA and without that a radar worth a lot less regarding its use.

From Nexus I have the binoculars they represent (Eterna). I had already on the other boat the previous model when they were "Silva". They are great with an incredible low light capability.


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Re: NEXUS Instruments - Experience with?

Slightly OT....

Would like to drive the steer pilot from my PC (for instance would like it to automatically give best upwind / downwind depending on current TWA and polars). Anyone know how to drive it through the NMEA interface?

Guess I might be able to have it drive to a waypoint and keep moving the waypoint from the PC - think that's possible, but it seems quite hacky and I'd prefer to just drive the dial directly.

I know that some of this is possible through the FX server but would prefer full control if available.

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Company sold to Garmin. Hard to get service or parts

Company sold to Garmin. Hard to get service or parts and info.

Working with Garmin Nexus Tech support it seems to going nowhere to

support this product.
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