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Re: B&G T7 for Newport 30
The T7 is nice. Guessing that your first problem is low voltage, or loose power connection, causing the system to reboot or lose GPS fix. One nice feature of the T7 is that you can configure so much, you can have the top (or bottom) line display many different stats. One of them is the Voltage, which I use to monitor the batteries.
Remember, when your boat is bouncing on the water a loose connection will sometimes lose power that otherwise seems solid at dockside.
Once you know the T7, it's easy but remembering details is hard with all the consumer devices that have used up brain cells. Best thing is to use it a lot. There is a quick reference card that is kind of waterproof that comes with the unit.
I'd say fix the reboot problem first or the learning curve will be too painful. There is a very slight chance that the unit is bad. I suspect the power cabling.
With a sailboat, healing could help a loose cable, or wire broken inside the insulation, to disconnect. Do you notice that the unit reboots on a certain tack? After the batteries have drained a bit?
Last edited by croozhound; 07-31-2014 at 10:54 AM.
Reason: Re-read post to determine it is a sailboat