Fusion wireless remote install

Discussion in 'Installation Photos/Specs' started by Cocktail Time, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Active Member

    615
    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison New Jersey
    1998 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    5.0 efi w/ alpha 1 gen 2 drives
    Awesome. If its just filling the hole would you be interested in me sending you my old one to fill hole and sending me yours to replace it. I would take everything as a spair unit
     
  2. MARQUESA PC

    MARQUESA PC New Member

    27
    Dec 27, 2018
    Panama City FL
    2003 Searay 410 express
    Cummings 8.3
    Is your old one in good "cosmetic" shape. I dont care if it doesn't function. The admiral isn't gonna let me put a eye soar in her new boat.lol
     
  3. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Active Member

    615
    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison New Jersey
    1998 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    5.0 efi w/ alpha 1 gen 2 drives
    Yes. In great shape. Just only works some of the time. My Admiral is sick of going to the cabin to lower or raise volume. You have no idea. I live in nj. Cell # 732-904-4257. Send me a text and we can figure this out. You just made my day. Been looking for about a week and didnt want to drop a g on a bew system
     
  4. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Active Member

    615
    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison New Jersey
    1998 Sea Ray 290 Sundancer
    5.0 efi w/ alpha 1 gen 2 drives
    Marquespa pc,
    Any help on the radio and remote. Going to be working on boat this weekend and can send out my remote to you. Please let me know.
     
  5. MARQUESA PC

    MARQUESA PC New Member

    27
    Dec 27, 2018
    Panama City FL
    2003 Searay 410 express
    Cummings 8.3
    I just text you
     
  6. scooper321

    scooper321 Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2015
    Baltimore, MD
    2003 Sea Ray 400DB
    Twin Cummins 6CTA-8.3
    Thanks for the write up. Just bought a Fusion MS-RA70NSX head unit and one of these remotes. Hope to install this weekend. Simple upgrade to get Bluetooth! Lol. Replacing the Clarion XMD1 head unit in my 400DB. I will Be removing the wired remote from the helm, too. That’s where this remote goes. When I get around to adding NMEA and upgrading my MFD, I’ll control it with the plotter too. But not ready to bite that bullet yet.

    If someone it still looking for a remote (and an XMD1 head unit and XM665 CD changer), let me know!
     
  7. ENstig8or

    ENstig8or Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    191
    Jun 4, 2013
    New Jersey/North Fort Myers, FL
    2003 Sea Ray 450 Express Bridge.....

    2016 Sea Ray 21 SPX BR
    Cummins 480CE (450)
    Mercruiser 4.3L (21 SPX)
    This sounds like a great way to add flexibility to the Fusion system. The manual says the bluetooth range is 33ft. Does it maintain solid control at distances close to that or have you guys found that the effective range may be less?
     
  8. MARQUESA PC

    MARQUESA PC New Member

    27
    Dec 27, 2018
    Panama City FL
    2003 Searay 410 express
    Cummings 8.3
    Mu head unit is inside the cabin area, and mine works fine standing on the swim deck so I would say that would be pretty accurate with my system. I would think the mounting location and what's between the phone and the units libe of sight would also play a factor
     
  9. Cdillerud

    Cdillerud Member

    85
    Jul 9, 2016
    Minnesota
    2000 Sea Ray 240 Sundancer
    5.0 Mercruiser
    Bravo II
    I added (2) of these to my 240DA. One on the dash replacing the old Clarion POS and one on the swim platform. So easy. Great addition for not a ton of $.
     
  10. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    Question...if you're NMEA2k'd up to your Garmin MFD, why would you need this remote at the helm? Makes sense further aft in the cockpit or at the swim platform. But isn't this redundant and not as functional. Not being adversarial - just wondering if there's some advantage.
     
  11. scooper321

    scooper321 Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2015
    Baltimore, MD
    2003 Sea Ray 400DB
    Twin Cummins 6CTA-8.3
    Well, one reason might be to cover the hole in your dash that you now have because you used to have wired remote there.
     
  12. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    ^^^^ HAHA! Good point. I have a dead one in my dash too! Kicking around the idea of replacing my Crapion with a Fusion.
     
  13. Cocktail Time

    Cocktail Time Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    911
    Jul 9, 2007
    Lake Lanier, GA
    1998 400 Sundancer, Garmin 840xs GPS, Furuno RDP-110, B&G GPS pilot etc.
    Cat 3116's, Westerbeke 7.6kw
    My Garmin 840xs doesn't allow media as an option for split screen, so if I want to see my charts or sonar, then I have to press a couple buttons to change volume etc. By having an arx remote at the helm I have instant access to volume and can change station or tracks and still be able to see my position or depth. Newer Garmin units I think allow you to have media always accessible.
     
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  14. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    Garmin Fusion.jpg Got it. Makes sense. Thanks. It looks like my 8208 could be set up to have a bar that controls basic functions, viewable in any screen. I don't listen to music while underway so I'd probably not set it up this way, if I do go with Fusion.

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  15. Cocktail Time

    Cocktail Time Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    911
    Jul 9, 2007
    Lake Lanier, GA
    1998 400 Sundancer, Garmin 840xs GPS, Furuno RDP-110, B&G GPS pilot etc.
    Cat 3116's, Westerbeke 7.6kw
    Yep, if you have an 8208, you wouldn't need it like I do. Certainly works well for the back of the boat, I think I'm getting another one in white for the swimplatform. I boat in freshwater so it should be ok.
     
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  16. CaptBobO

    CaptBobO New Member

    21
    Aug 31, 2020
    2000 410 Sundancer
    8.1L Mercruiser Horizon
    Question for you: I have the new Fusion head unit model from yours, and also a compatible Garmin MFD.
    How and which path did you take to connect it to the helm? I started looking at how I was going to run my cable, but Oh man that seems like a lot of panels to remove. Is there an easy route you took for that?
    Thank you!
     

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