Fox marine Gateways on 370 DA

Discussion in 'Installation Photos/Specs' started by Miramar, May 13, 2019.

  1. Miramar

    Miramar New Member

    19
    Aug 1, 2016
    Solomons Island MD
    1995 Sea Ray 370DA 7.4 Horizons, Ray Marine C120, and KVH.
    454 Horizons
    I just started the install of these two units. I tested everything first and was pleasantly surprised with the data I received on my Iphone, however I am at a standstill everything is set to go but I can't seem to find a good route to run the NEMA backbone from the engine compartment to the console.

    any ideas?
    Jack
     
  2. 370Dancer

    370Dancer Active Member

    848
    Oct 2, 2006
    Florida - Alabama
    1998 370 Sundancer
    380hp MAG MPI Gen VI with V drives
    If you posted the question about how to run a backbone in another thread I just answered it.
    You're going to love the gateways. I'm working with Allen on an upgrade to make then even more useful. More to come.
     
  3. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Active Member

    200
    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    380 Sundancer 2000
    454 Horizon w/V drives
    Where is the best place to research the feasibility of adding this to a boat and what info it will display?
     
  4. Third Edition

    Third Edition Active Member

    274
    Apr 9, 2017
    NE Florida
    360 Sundancer 2002
    T-8.1L V-drives
    370Dancer, as you work with Allen, please ask what's the holdup with one of his gateways for a Motorola 555. In 2017 he wrote me "The Motorola ECM/PCM 555 is on our short-list for our next line of gateways (development to start next year)."

    I've politely inquired at intervals since then, but no response. My suspicion is the Moto 555 may have codes Allen can't decipher. That, or the installed base is too small to deal with. Any insight will be appreciated, 370Dancer.
     
  5. 370Dancer

    370Dancer Active Member

    848
    Oct 2, 2006
    Florida - Alabama
    1998 370 Sundancer
    380hp MAG MPI Gen VI with V drives
    www.fox-marine.com
    Do you know exactly what engines you have, and which MEFI version (assuming you do have 454 Horizon MIE Mag MPI engines)
     
  6. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Active Member

    200
    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    380 Sundancer 2000
    454 Horizon w/V drives
    I know I have the 454 Horizons with 380 HP that came in 2000, not sure of anymore than that. I do have the serial numbers if that helps
     
  7. 370Dancer

    370Dancer Active Member

    848
    Oct 2, 2006
    Florida - Alabama
    1998 370 Sundancer
    380hp MAG MPI Gen VI with V drives
    I can't speak for Allen, but I would suspect that the market is smaller since 555 has it's own MFD solution like Smartcraft. MEFI only had one company that I know of that tried to provide an off the shelf MFD. That was Brooks and Gatehouse. Network Engine, and I think it was overcome by events as the subsequent MEFI versions came out. I will pass along your inquiry. We sometimes go months at a time without communicating.
     
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  8. 370Dancer

    370Dancer Active Member

    848
    Oct 2, 2006
    Florida - Alabama
    1998 370 Sundancer
    380hp MAG MPI Gen VI with V drives
    The serial number will pinpoint the base model. Assume no ECMs have been changed?
     
  9. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Active Member

    200
    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    380 Sundancer 2000
    454 Horizon w/V drives
    A5253126-5695-4579-B3B0-C15EB2FCE744.jpeg I don’t think anything like that has been done. Here is the numbers. Any help is appreciated. Probably a winter project.
     
  10. Third Edition

    Third Edition Active Member

    274
    Apr 9, 2017
    NE Florida
    360 Sundancer 2002
    T-8.1L V-drives
    Thanks 370Dancer.
     
  11. 370Dancer

    370Dancer Active Member

    848
    Oct 2, 2006
    Florida - Alabama
    1998 370 Sundancer
    380hp MAG MPI Gen VI with V drives
  12. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Active Member

    200
    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    380 Sundancer 2000
    454 Horizon w/V drives
    Thank you 370Dancer, I appreciate the info!
     
  13. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Active Member

    686
    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    This is a great, and relatively inexpensive upgrade. I did this with my 496 HO's, and love getting digital engine data on my chart plotter - it really demonstrates just how inaccurate - or imprecise - the gauges are. The in-depth data gained over an iPad or iPhone is a huge bonus. I take a screenshot of each engine each time I go out, and store them in a file. I watch for trends or anything that looks out of place. It's like having a Rinda tool attached to each engine every time you operate it.

    @370Dancer …..curious what upgrade you're working with Allen on?
     
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  14. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    875
    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    I struggled with the same issue and have concluded that i will need to convert from smartcraft to nmea 2000 using either the mercury gateway or a vessel view 4. I’m leaning towards the VV since in addition to providing conversion to nmea 2000, it also displays the data on a seperate display. Vv 7 is also an option if you have enouh real estate to mount it.
     
  15. 370Dancer

    370Dancer Active Member

    848
    Oct 2, 2006
    Florida - Alabama
    1998 370 Sundancer
    380hp MAG MPI Gen VI with V drives
    Don't want to be coy, but not yet. Nothing big, but something I think would increase its value. You are in the ballpark.
     
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  16. Third Edition

    Third Edition Active Member

    274
    Apr 9, 2017
    NE Florida
    360 Sundancer 2002
    T-8.1L V-drives
    Hi 370Dancer, Allan just emailed me with great news that he's about a month out on having a beta for the 555 ECM/PCM.
     
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  17. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    Ordered two gateways this week and they’ll be here tomorrow to hook up to my mefi-1 1998 5.7efi’s. I can’t wait to see all the data.

    I only have a 6.7” raymarine chart plotter at the moment. I’m creating the nmea backbone and converting seatalkNG to nmea, but since it’s also my plotter I want another small gauge to display twin tach and fuel flow. What would you recommend or what is everyone using? I like the look of the round loweance, they’re pretty cheap too

    I could do another MFD but I don’t have a lot of room on our 290 dash
     
  18. 370Dancer

    370Dancer Active Member

    848
    Oct 2, 2006
    Florida - Alabama
    1998 370 Sundancer
    380hp MAG MPI Gen VI with V drives
    I monitored e-bay until I obtained 2 ST-70 displays. I mainly monitor fuel flow, RPM, and coolant temp on those, but have pages for other stuff. Everything else is watched if needed through the iPhone app.
    Here's my setup.
     

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  19. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    These things are AWESOME. So much data, and it displays beautifully on my a68. I might look for an a98 refurb.
     

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