Need Advice re removal of E120 consequences

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  1. Boater13

    Boater13 New Member

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    Jun 29, 2021
    Midland Ontario
    2005 Sea Ray 390, blue hull, Axiom GPS, Merc 8.1 HO, bow thruster
    Merc 8.1 HO shafts
    I have a 2005 390. Had to remove the E120 and replace with Axiom 12. I lost any connectivity with RN 300 GPS and Smartcraft 3.3 depth readings. My DSM 300 has the transducer connection which connected to the E120. Is there any way to connect my through hull transducer with the above devices so I can view my depth?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. jmauld

    jmauld Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Jun 9, 2020
    Carolina Beach
    2010 Sundancer 390
    2016 Sea Hunt Ultra 211
    Twin 8.1l of gas guzzling iron
    If no one here has an answer try doing a search on Facebook for “raymarine electronics users”. I think there are raymarine employees on that group.
     
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  3. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    Or better yet; https://forum.raymarine.com/
     
  4. jmauld

    jmauld Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Jun 9, 2020
    Carolina Beach
    2010 Sundancer 390
    2016 Sea Hunt Ultra 211
    Twin 8.1l of gas guzzling iron
    I think they locked that forum to new posts. But a search might find the answer
     
  5. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    Even after this? "Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)"
     
  6. Boater13

    Boater13 New Member

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    Jun 29, 2021
    Midland Ontario
    2005 Sea Ray 390, blue hull, Axiom GPS, Merc 8.1 HO, bow thruster
    Merc 8.1 HO shafts
    I will try Raymarine. Thanks
     
  7. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    ‘09 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express “Serenity”
    Volvo D6 w/IPS450 Pods
    When we upgraded our E120s to Axiom Pros all I needed was an adapter cable to connect the transducer directly to one of the Axioms. Depending on the model you have you may be able to do this as well. The Smartcraft data got imported through a NMEA0183 connection on your old 120. You can duplicate that with the Axiom, or get a Mercruiser adapter to port the data to NMEA2000 and plug it into a Raymarine SeatalkNG network that you should have.
     
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  8. jmauld

    jmauld Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

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    Jun 9, 2020
    Carolina Beach
    2010 Sundancer 390
    2016 Sea Hunt Ultra 211
    Twin 8.1l of gas guzzling iron
    I registered in July and have not been able to make a post. Plus when you go there is a pop up that says it’s been locked? Shrug.
     

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  9. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    ‘09 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express “Serenity”
    Volvo D6 w/IPS450 Pods
    Registering gives you access to the threads. RM shut down the forum, but left it in place as an archive. In reality it was more of an expanding FAQ than forum like CSR; RM users would post a question and RM customer service people answered the question. No to limited input by users and very little digression on the threads. If the answer sparked a new question, you had to start a new thread.
     
  10. Shaps

    Shaps Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2019
    Long Island,NY
    2010 Sundancer 500
    2015 Brig Falcon 330T
    Twin Cummins QSC550 DTS w Zeus
    PO of my boat put my DSM on a NMEA 2k Network. There are adaptors for it.
    Regarding Raymarine, the forum is closed but their customer service by email is alive and kicking.
    http://raymarine.custhelp.com/
    Turn around time is 24-48 hours, excluding weekends.
     
  11. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I have had good luck with Raymarine Electronics Users group on facebook
     
  12. yobub

    yobub Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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  13. Boater13

    Boater13 New Member

    14
    Jun 29, 2021
    Midland Ontario
    2005 Sea Ray 390, blue hull, Axiom GPS, Merc 8.1 HO, bow thruster
    Merc 8.1 HO shafts
    Raymarine suggested to get a adapter A80489 to connect the transducer directly to the Axiom. I have ordered it.
     
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  14. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer
    2001
    12" Axiom and 9" Axiom+ MFD
    Cat 3126 V-Drives
    You don't need the RN300 anymore, the Axiom has a built in albeit weak GPS. An improvement would be to replace the existing GPS Antenna with an RS150 GPS. The RS150 is a network GPS, so you will need a NEMA2000/SeaTalkNG back bone and drop cable to make it work.

    The above cable should get you connected directly to the transducer as far as a fish finder goes.

    I don't have smart raft, so cant help you there.

    Any other equipment? Maybe an autopilot or depth Guage? These might have been on SeaTalk network, and there are converters. Again you will need a NEMA2000 / SeaTallNG backbone and appropriate drop cable to get the data passing.
     

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