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#1 Fleetwood

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 07:42 AM

I have stone-age Datamarine instruments (Link 5000) which still work fine for cruising.
Don't have the $$ to get a complete new set (maybe Nexus?) just yet.
Anyone know what the data format is? I'd like to interface them to my PC-based nav software and other instruments.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:06 AM

Have you tried DMImarine? They have parts and repair capabilities.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:08 PM

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:40 PM

DMI Marine should have the parts you need to have a NMEA output. With that you can connect the instrument system to a laptop running Expedition which will give you the ability to have much better calibrations and much more accurate data, along with all the other tactical data that Expedition software puts out. Couple this with our Ventus Navigator and you can have all that data displayed out in the cockpit, or anywhere on the boat, using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

It is a great and econnomical way to turn a lower end set of instruments into a system that can give you really accurate performance data.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:01 AM

I know DMI, they repaired my masthead unit recently. Good work.
I asked them several years ago about interfacing and they said it couldn't be done. Maybe they've come up with something since then, I'll try them again.
Thanks.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:20 PM

I emailed them about it and got this response.

Hello,
You will to provide the exact model number (and serial number if possible) in order for us to supply you parts and information.

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DMI Marine Inc.
18 Commerce Park Road
Pocasset, MA 02559
Tel-508-564-7491
fax-508-564-7497
dmi@dmimarine.com
www.dmimarine.com
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> Does the Data Marine system have a NMEA output that can send data to a
> laptop running a navigation program?
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:26 AM

I just emailed DMI (Steve) who replied that there is no way to get the Datamarine Link 5000 o/p into a NMEA format.
I guess they would know! (Didn't tell me what format it is in though - probably something old and proprietary .)




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