Lorance Elite-4M and Samrad TP-22 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 05-15-2014
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: North Texas
Posts: 213
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 3
H and E is on a distinguished road
Lowrance Elite-4M and Simrad TP-22

West Marine Has the Lowrance Elite-4M HD chart plotter for $199.99

I have a Simrad TP-22 Tiller pilot that I want to interface it with.

Both have NMEA 0183. (I believe)

I have read the information for both and I guess my brain is not fully meshed. I cannot tell if the plug on the TP will fit into the CP. Also, Do I need to purchase extra data chips to get the US Lakes and coast area.

Unfortunately there are none in stock in my area for me to go see. I am reluctant to order one. And, I have no use for one with a fish finder that other inexpensive models seem to have.

Any help/information/suggestions will be appreciated.

Last edited by H and E; 05-15-2014 at 07:57 AM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 05-15-2014
ReefMagnet's Avatar
Living the dream
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mackay Qld AU
Posts: 83
Thanks: 3
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 7
ReefMagnet is on a distinguished road
Re: Lorance Elite-4M and Samrad TP-22

I've got an elite 5m and I very much (100%) doubt that the tp22 will plug straight into the unit. The Elite 4-m does have nmea 0183 output (I just checked the manual) so it should be a relatively simple matter to wire the two units together. You may need to check if you need to buy another lead however as I think the standard lead just has the power wiring.

On the maps front,you will need to buy the proprietary maps for your cruising area as the unit doesn't come with detailed maps as standard and afaik you can't use any old maps with the device.

One more thing. Check the 4" screen to see how you like it before planting down the cash. This size screen is not a very good size for a chartplotter imo. The 5" is a lot better if you can afford the difference. Personally in that small a size I'd prefer something like a Garmin 152H. You don't have maps but it is visually a better navigation device in that small size, uses a lot less power, is better in sunlight and is very easy to configure to accept waypoints and routes from OpenCPN which makes it much easier to program than the Elite series

Last edited by ReefMagnet; 05-15-2014 at 08:06 AM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 05-16-2014
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: North Texas
Posts: 213
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 3
H and E is on a distinguished road
Re: Lorance Elite-4M and Samrad TP-22

Thanks for the info

I will keep looking. May make a trip to WM today.
I think I will want all the lakes and coast charts in the plotter.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 05-17-2014
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: North Texas
Posts: 213
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 3
H and E is on a distinguished road
Re: Lorance Elite-4M and Samrad TP-22

Went to West Marine yesterday and ended up with a Elite-5 HDI. Thought by the way the talked that the transducer was part of the purchase. Got home and learned otherwise. They ordered a cable for it that I believe I will not need. Need to order a transducer.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 05-17-2014
ReefMagnet's Avatar
Living the dream
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mackay Qld AU
Posts: 83
Thanks: 3
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 7
ReefMagnet is on a distinguished road
Re: Lowrance Elite-4M and Simrad TP-22

Isn't the transducer for speed or depth and optional? The gps is built in.

Sent from my GT-P1000 using Tapatalk 2
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 05-18-2014
PaulinVictoria's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sidney, BC
Posts: 1,815
Thanks: 6
Thanked 35 Times in 35 Posts
Rep Power: 5
PaulinVictoria is on a distinguished road
Re: Lorance Elite-4M and Samrad TP-22

WM were doing an Elite 5 HDI package with transducer and chip, or at least up here. Be aware that the HDI transducer will almost certainly not work shooting through the hull, it is designed to hang off the transom of a fishing boat. I ended up returning the unit.
__________________
Orange Crush
1974 C&C27 MkII

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 05-18-2014
Rhys05's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 231
Thanks: 4
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 2
Rhys05 is on a distinguished road
Re: Lorance Elite-4M and Samrad TP-22

The HDI transducer works just fine for me shooting through the hull. I've got it attached to the bilge using toilet bowl wax actually. It won't shoot through a cored hull, but solid fiberglass seems to be just fine. I've got the Elite 5 myself, been a pretty decent unit for my purposes so far! I do wish that there were a better/less expensive way to get charts for it though.
__________________
S2 7.9 - Fast, Fun, and Beautiful!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 05-19-2014
PaulinVictoria's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sidney, BC
Posts: 1,815
Thanks: 6
Thanked 35 Times in 35 Posts
Rep Power: 5
PaulinVictoria is on a distinguished road
Re: Lorance Elite-4M and Samrad TP-22

You got lucky then, I tried several locations and couldn't get a good signal from any of them, oh well. I ended up getting my 8.4" plotter working properly again instead.
__________________
Orange Crush
1974 C&C27 MkII

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Elite Female Professionals - Where Are They? smackdaddy Racing 42 04-20-2010 03:32 PM
Prout Snowgoose 37 Elite mikie2112 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 11-01-2009 08:43 AM
elite 32 me262 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 0 05-06-2003 08:30 AM
Elite 30 me262 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 05-01-2003 05:27 PM
kirie elite trcal Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 11-12-2000 04:50 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:43 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.