Trim tab on vessel view

Discussion in 'Electronics Q&A' started by Coz, Jan 13, 2020.

  1. Coz

    Coz Member

    249
    Oct 9, 2018
    2008 Sundancer 310
    Merc Mag 350 DTS w/Bravo III
    Anyone know how to get trim tab position on vessel view?
     
  2. Craig

    Craig Well-Known Member

    807
    Feb 8, 2007
    Maryland
    2006 320 Sundancer
    twin 350 Horizon V drives
    You need actuators with the sensors inside.
     
  3. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    Do you have trim tab indication anywhere else?
    If not you do, as Craig states, need to add the Bennett trim tab sensors. Then round file the Bennett NMEA 2000 module (it's a POS) and get the Garmin GBT10 NMEA 2000 converter.
    Install a NMEA 2000 backbone and power source.
    Then connect a drop cable from the NMEA 2000 backbone to the Vessel View NMEA 2000 port.
    And if your MFD has a SeaTalk2 or SeaTalkNG port then you can adapt the NMEA 2000 to it and see the trim tabs on the MFD also.
    Here I have the same set up displaying on a Maretron DSM410 (as well as on the MFD's and Vessel View 7) including rudder position.
    DSM410 TrimTab4.jpg
     
  4. Craig

    Craig Well-Known Member

    807
    Feb 8, 2007
    Maryland
    2006 320 Sundancer
    twin 350 Horizon V drives
    That's nice!
     
  5. Coz

    Coz Member

    249
    Oct 9, 2018
    2008 Sundancer 310
    Merc Mag 350 DTS w/Bravo III
    I’ll have to put this on the wish list. My manual shows my vessel view has a NMEA 0183 harness.
     

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