Owner`s manual | Garmin GPSMAP 8000 Marine GPS System User Manual

GPSMAP 8000 Glass Helm Series
®
Owner’s Manual
June 2014
190-01557-00_0C
Printed in Taiwan
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Table of Contents
Introduction.................................................................... 1
GPSMAP 8000 Series Front View ............................................. 1
Using the Touchscreen ......................................................... 1
Locking the Touchscreen ...................................................... 1
Downloading the Manuals .......................................................... 1
Getting More Information ........................................................... 1
Tips and Shortcuts ..................................................................... 1
Inserting a Memory Card ........................................................... 1
Loading the New Software on a Memory Card .......................... 1
Updating the Device Software ................................................... 1
GPS Satellite Signals ................................................................. 2
Selecting the GPS Source .................................................... 2
Stations and Home Screens ...................................................... 2
Customizing the Home Screen ............................................. 2
Resetting the Station Layouts ............................................... 2
Using the Garmin Helm™ Application with the Chartplotter ...... 2
Setting the Vessel Type ............................................................. 2
Customizing the Layout of a Page ............................................. 2
Adjusting the Backlight ............................................................... 2
Adjusting the Color Mode ........................................................... 2
Charts and 3D Chart Views ........................................... 2
Navigation Chart and Offshore Fishing Chart ............................ 3
Zooming In and Out Using the Touchscreen ........................ 3
Measuring a Distance on the Chart ....................................... 3
Chart Symbols ....................................................................... 3
Showing a Different Chart ..................................................... 3
Viewing Location and Object Information on a Chart ............ 3
Viewing Details about Navaids .............................................. 3
Navigating to a Point on the Chart ........................................ 3
Premium Charts ......................................................................... 4
Viewing Tide Station Information .......................................... 4
Animated Tide and Current Indicators .............................. 4
Showing and Configuring Tides and Currents .................. 4
Showing Satellite Imagery on the Navigation Chart .............. 4
Viewing Aerial Photos of Landmarks .................................... 5
Automatic Identification System ................................................. 5
AIS Targeting Symbols ......................................................... 5
Heading and Projected Course of Activated AIS Targets ..... 5
Showing AIS and MARPA Vessels on a Chart or on a 3D
Chart View ............................................................................. 5
Activating a Target for an AIS Vessel ................................... 5
Viewing Information about a Targeted AIS Vessel ........... 5
Deactivating a Target for an AIS Vessel .......................... 6
Viewing a List of AIS and MARPA Threats ........................... 6
Setting the Safe-Zone Collision Alarm .................................. 6
AIS Distress Signals .............................................................. 6
Navigating to a Distress Signal Transmission .................. 6
AIS Distress Signal Device Targeting Symbols ................ 6
Enabling AIS Transmission Test Alerts ............................ 6
Turning Off AIS Reception .................................................... 6
Chart and 3D Chart View Settings ............................................. 6
Navigation and Fishing Chart Setup ..................................... 6
Waypoints and Tracks Settings on the Charts and Chart
Views ..................................................................................... 7
Chart Appearance Settings ................................................... 7
Other Vessels Settings on the Charts and Chart Views ........ 7
Laylines Settings ................................................................... 7
Fish Eye 3D Settings ............................................................. 7
Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks.................................... 7
Waypoints .................................................................................. 7
Marking Your Present Location as a Waypoint ..................... 7
Creating a Waypoint at a Different Location ......................... 7
Marking an SOS Location ..................................................... 7
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Viewing a List of all Waypoints .............................................. 8
Editing a Saved Waypoint ..................................................... 8
Moving a Saved Waypoint .................................................... 8
Browsing for and Navigating to a Saved Waypoint ............... 8
Deleting a Waypoint or an MOB ............................................ 8
Deleting All Waypoints .......................................................... 8
Routes ........................................................................................ 8
Creating and Navigating a Route From Your Present
Location ................................................................................. 8
Creating and Saving a Route ................................................ 8
Viewing a List of Routes ........................................................ 8
Editing a Saved Route .......................................................... 8
Browsing for and Navigating a Saved Route ........................ 9
Browsing for and Navigating Parallel to a Saved Route ....... 9
Deleting a Saved Route ........................................................ 9
Deleting All Saved Routes .................................................... 9
Tracks ........................................................................................ 9
Showing Tracks ..................................................................... 9
Setting the Color of the Active Track ..................................... 9
Saving the Active Track ........................................................ 9
Viewing a List of Saved Tracks ............................................. 9
Editing a Saved Track ........................................................... 9
Saving a Track as a Route .................................................... 9
Browsing for and Navigating a Recorded Track .................... 9
Deleting a Saved Track ......................................................... 9
Deleting All Saved Tracks ................................................... 10
Retracing the Active Track .................................................. 10
Clearing the Active Track .................................................... 10
Managing the Track Log Memory During Recording .......... 10
Configuring the Recording Interval of the Track Log ........... 10
Synchronizing User Data Across the Garmin Marine Network 10
Deleting All Saved Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks ................. 10
Navigation with a Chartplotter.................................... 10
Basic Navigation Questions ..................................................... 10
Destinations ............................................................................. 10
Searching for a Destination by Name ................................. 10
Selecting a Destination Using the Navigation Chart ........... 10
Searching for a Marine Services Destination ...................... 11
Courses .................................................................................... 11
Setting and Following a Direct Course Using Go To ........... 11
Setting and Following a Course Using Auto Guidance ....... 11
Autopilot Navigation ............................................................ 11
Recalculating the Auto Guidance Route ........................ 11
Stopping Navigation ................................................................. 11
Sonar ............................................................................. 11
Sonar Views ............................................................................. 12
Full-Screen Sonar View ...................................................... 12
DownVü Sonar View ........................................................... 12
SideVü Sonar View ............................................................. 12
SideVü/DownVü Scanning Technology .......................... 12
Split-Zoom Sonar View ....................................................... 12
Split-Frequency Sonar View ................................................ 12
Changing the Sonar View ................................................... 12
Creating a Waypoint on the Sonar Screen .............................. 12
Viewing Sonar History .............................................................. 12
Pausing the Sonar Display ....................................................... 13
Viewing Sonar History .............................................................. 13
Sonar Sharing .......................................................................... 13
Selecting a Sonar Source ................................................... 13
Renaming a Sonar Source .................................................. 13
Adjusting the Level of Detail .................................................... 13
Adjusting the Color Intensity .................................................... 13
Adjusting the Range of the Depth or Width Scale .................... 13
Setting the Zoom Level on the Sonar Screen .......................... 13
Setting the Scroll Speed .......................................................... 14
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Sonar Frequencies ................................................................... 14
Selecting Frequencies ......................................................... 14
Creating a Frequency Preset .............................................. 14
Turning On the A-Scope .......................................................... 14
Selecting the Transducer Type ................................................ 14
Sonar Setup ............................................................................. 14
Sonar Settings ..................................................................... 14
Sonar Noise Rejection Settings .......................................... 15
Sonar Appearance Settings ................................................ 15
Sonar Alarm Settings .......................................................... 15
Advanced Sonar Settings .................................................... 15
Transducer Installation Settings .......................................... 15
Sonar Recordings .................................................................... 16
Recording the Sonar Display .............................................. 16
Stopping the Sonar Recording ............................................ 16
Deleting a Sonar Recording ................................................ 16
Playing Sonar Recordings ................................................... 16
Radar............................................................................. 16
Radar Display Modes ............................................................... 16
Changing the Radar Mode ....................................................... 16
Transmitting Radar Signals ...................................................... 16
Adjusting the Radar Range ...................................................... 16
Tips for Selecting a Radar Range ....................................... 16
Zooming In and Out of the Radar Screen ................................ 17
Marking a Waypoint on the Radar Screen ............................... 17
Sentry Mode ............................................................................. 17
Enabling Timed Transmit .................................................... 17
Setting the Standby and Transmit Times ............................ 17
Enabling a Guard Zone ....................................................... 17
Defining a Circular Guard Zone .......................................... 17
Defining a Partial Guard Zone ............................................. 17
Radar Targeting and MARPA .................................................. 17
MARPA Targeting Symbols ................................................ 17
Assigning a MARPA Tag to an Object ................................ 17
Viewing Information about a MARPA-tagged Object ..... 17
Removing a MARPA Tag from a Targeted Object ......... 17
Viewing a List of AIS and MARPA Threats ......................... 17
Showing AIS Vessels on the Radar Screen ........................ 18
VRM and EBL ..................................................................... 18
Showing the VRM and the EBL ...................................... 18
Adjusting the VRM and the EBL ..................................... 18
Measuring the Range and Bearing to a Target Object ... 18
Radar Overlay .......................................................................... 18
Radar Overlay and Chart Data Alignment ........................... 18
Showing the Radar Overlay ................................................ 18
Stopping the Transmission of Radar Signals ........................... 18
Optimizing the Radar Display .................................................. 18
Radar Gain and Clutter ....................................................... 18
Adjusting Gain on the Radar Screen Automatically ....... 18
Adjusting Gain on the Radar Screen Manually .............. 19
Minimizing Nearby Large-Object Interference ................ 19
Minimizing Side-Lobe Interference on the Radar
Screen ............................................................................ 19
Adjusting Sea Clutter on the Radar Screen
Automatically .................................................................. 19
Adjusting Rain Clutter on the Radar Screen .................. 19
Reducing Cross Talk Clutter on the Radar Screen ........ 19
Radar Display Settings ........................................................ 19
Radar Appearance Settings ................................................ 19
Front-of-Boat Offset ............................................................ 20
Measuring the Potential Front-of-Boat Offset ................. 20
Setting the Front-of-Boat Offset ..................................... 20
Autopilot....................................................................... 20
Autopilot Screen ....................................................................... 20
Engaging the Autopilot ............................................................. 20
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Adjusting the Heading with the Helm .................................. 20
Adjusting the Heading with the Chartplotter in Step Steering
Mode ................................................................................... 20
Adjusting the Heading with the Chartplotter in Rudder
Steering Mode ..................................................................... 20
Autopilot Settings ..................................................................... 20
Selecting the Steering Mode ............................................... 20
Adjusting the Step Steering Increment ........................... 20
Setting the Power Saver ..................................................... 20
Enabling Shadow Drive ....................................................... 21
Adjusting Shadow Drive Sensitivity ................................ 21
Direction Control ................................................................. 21
Enabling Direction Control .............................................. 21
Using Direction Control .................................................. 21
Steering Patterns ..................................................................... 21
Following the U-Turn Pattern .............................................. 21
Setting Up and Following the Circles Pattern ...................... 21
Setting Up and Following the Zigzag Pattern ...................... 21
Following the Williamson Turn Pattern ................................ 21
Following an Orbit Pattern ................................................... 21
Setting Up and Following the Cloverleaf Pattern ................ 21
Setting Up and Following a Search Pattern ........................ 21
Cancelling a Steering Pattern ............................................. 21
Sailboat Autopilot Operation .................................................... 21
Wind Hold ............................................................................ 21
Setting the Wind Hold Type ............................................ 22
Engaging Wind Hold ....................................................... 22
Engaging Wind Hold from Heading Hold ........................ 22
Adjusting the Wind Hold Angle with the Autopilot .......... 22
Tack and Gybe .................................................................... 22
Tacking and Gybing from Heading Hold ........................ 22
Tacking and Gybing from Wind Hold .............................. 22
Setting a Tack and Gybe Delay ...................................... 22
Enabling the Gybe Inhibitor ............................................ 22
Digital Selective Calling.............................................. 22
Networked Chartplotter and VHF Radio Functionality ............. 22
Turning On DSC ...................................................................... 22
DSC List ................................................................................... 22
Viewing the DSC List .......................................................... 22
Adding a DSC Contact ........................................................ 22
Incoming Distress Calls ........................................................... 22
Navigating to a Vessel in Distress ....................................... 22
Man-Overboard Distress Calls Initiated from a VHF Radio . 23
Man-Overboard and SOS Distress Calls Initiated from the
Chartplotter ......................................................................... 23
Position Tracking ..................................................................... 23
Viewing a Position Report ................................................... 23
Navigating to a Tracked Vessel .......................................... 23
Creating a Waypoint at the Position of a Tracked Vessel ... 23
Editing Information in a Position Report .............................. 23
Deleting a Position-Report Call ........................................... 23
Viewing Vessel Trails on the Chart ..................................... 23
Individual Routine Calls ........................................................... 23
Selecting a DSC Channel ................................................... 23
Making an Individual Routine Call ....................................... 23
Making an Individual Routine Call to an AIS Target ............ 23
Gauges and Graphs..................................................... 23
Viewing Engine and Fuel Gauges ............................................ 24
Changing the Data Shown in a Gauge ................................ 24
Customizing Engine Gauge and Fuel Gauge Limits ........... 24
Enabling Status Alarms for Engine Gauges ........................ 24
Enabling Some Engine Gauge Status Alarms .................... 24
Selecting the Number of Engines Shown in Gauges .......... 24
Customizing the Engines Shown in Gauges ....................... 24
Setting the Fuel Capacity of the Vessel .............................. 24
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Synchronizing the Fuel Data with the Actual Vessel Fuel ... 24
Setting the Fuel Alarm ......................................................... 24
Viewing Trip Gauges ................................................................ 24
Resetting Trip Gauges ........................................................ 24
Viewing the Wind Gauges ........................................................ 24
Configuring the Sailing Wind Gauge ................................... 24
Configuring the Speed Source ............................................ 24
Configuring the Heading Source of the Wind Gauge .......... 25
Customizing the Close-Hauled Wind Gauge ....................... 25
Viewing Graphs ........................................................................ 25
Setting the Graph Range and Time Scales ......................... 25
Tide, Current, and Celestial Information.................... 25
Tide Station Information ........................................................... 25
Current Station Information ...................................................... 25
Celestial Information ................................................................ 25
Viewing Tide Station, Current Station, or Celestial Information
for a Different Date ................................................................... 25
Viewing Information for a Different Tide or Current Station ..... 25
Viewing Almanac Information from the Navigation Chart ........ 25
Sailing Features........................................................... 25
Setting the Vessel Type ........................................................... 25
Laylines Settings ...................................................................... 25
Setting the Keel Offset ............................................................. 26
Sailboat Autopilot Operation .................................................... 26
Wind Hold ............................................................................ 26
Setting the Wind Hold Type ............................................ 26
Engaging Wind Hold ....................................................... 26
Engaging Wind Hold from Heading Hold ........................ 26
Adjusting the Wind Hold Angle with the Autopilot .......... 26
Tack and Gybe .................................................................... 26
Tacking and Gybing from Heading Hold ........................ 26
Tacking and Gybing from Wind Hold .............................. 26
Setting a Tack and Gybe Delay ...................................... 26
Enabling the Gybe Inhibitor ............................................ 26
Warning Manager......................................................... 26
Viewing Messages ................................................................... 26
Sorting and Filtering Messages ............................................... 27
Saving Messages to a Memory Card ....................................... 27
Clearing all of the Messages .................................................... 27
Media Player................................................................. 27
Opening the Media Player ....................................................... 27
Icons .................................................................................... 27
Selecting the Media Source ..................................................... 27
Connecting a Bluetooth® Wireless Device to the Meteor
Media Player ....................................................................... 27
Playing Music ........................................................................... 27
Browsing for Music .............................................................. 27
Enabling Alphabetical Search ........................................ 27
Setting a Song to Repeat .................................................... 27
Setting All Songs to Repeat ................................................ 27
Setting Songs to Shuffle ...................................................... 27
Listening to the Radio ......................................................... 27
Saving a Channel as a Preset ........................................ 27
Removing a Channel Preset .......................................... 27
Changing the Tuning Mode ............................................ 27
Setting the Tuner Region ............................................... 27
Opening the MTP Source .................................................... 27
Adjusting the Volume ............................................................... 28
Enabling and Disabling Zones ............................................ 28
Muting the Media Volume ................................................... 28
Scanning VHF Channels .......................................................... 28
Adjusting the VHF Squelch ...................................................... 28
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio ........................................................ 28
Locating a SiriusXM Radio ID ............................................. 28
Activating a SiriusXM Subscription ..................................... 28
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Customizing the Channel Guide ......................................... 28
Saving a SiriusXM Channel to the Presets List ................... 28
Adjusting SiriusXM Satellite Radio Volume ......................... 28
Unlocking SiriusXM Parental Controls ................................ 28
Setting Parental Controls on SiriusXM Radio
Channels ........................................................................ 28
Changing a Parental Passcode on a SiriusXM Radio .... 28
Restoring Default Parental Control Settings Values ....... 28
Clearing All Locked Channels on a SiriusXM Radio ...... 28
Setting the Device Name ......................................................... 28
SiriusXM Weather........................................................ 29
SiriusXM Equipment and Subscription Requirements ............. 29
Weather Data Broadcasts ........................................................ 29
Changing the Weather Chart ................................................... 29
Viewing Precipitation Information ............................................. 29
Precipitation Views .............................................................. 29
Storm Cell and Lightning Information ....................................... 29
Hurricane Information .............................................................. 29
Weather Warnings and Weather Bulletins ............................... 29
Forecast Information ................................................................ 29
Viewing Forecast Information for Another Time Period ...... 29
Weather Fronts and Pressure Centers ............................... 30
Viewing a Marine Forecast or an Offshore Forecast ........... 30
City Forecasts ..................................................................... 30
Viewing Sea Conditions ........................................................... 30
Surface Winds ..................................................................... 30
Wave Height, Wave Period, and Wave Direction ................ 30
Viewing Forecast Sea Conditions Information for Another
Time Period ......................................................................... 30
Viewing Fishing Information ..................................................... 30
Surface Pressure and Water Temperature Data ................. 30
Forecasting Fish Locations ................................................. 30
Changing the Sea Surface Temperature Color Range ....... 31
Visibility Information ................................................................. 31
Viewing Forecast Visibility Information for Another Time
Period .................................................................................. 31
Viewing Buoy Reports .............................................................. 31
Viewing Local Weather Information near a Buoy ................ 31
Creating a Waypoint on a Weather Chart ................................ 31
Weather Overlay ...................................................................... 31
Turning On the Weather Overlay on a Chart ...................... 31
Weather Overlay Settings on the Navigation Chart ............ 31
Weather Overlay Settings on the Fishing Chart .................. 31
Viewing Weather Subscription Information .............................. 31
Viewing Video...............................................................31
Selecting a Video Source ......................................................... 31
Alternating Among Multiple Video Sources ......................... 32
Associating the Camera to a Video Source ........................ 32
Configuring the Video Appearance .......................................... 32
Configuring the PC Display ...................................................... 32
Exiting PC Display Mode ..................................................... 32
Controlling the Camera ............................................................ 32
Camera Settings ................................................................. 32
Video Settings ..................................................................... 32
Device Configuration................................................... 32
Turning On the Chartplotter Automatically ............................... 32
System Settings ....................................................................... 32
Station Settings ................................................................... 33
Viewing System Software Information ................................ 33
Viewing the Event Log ........................................................ 33
Preferences Settings ................................................................ 33
Units Settings ...................................................................... 33
Navigation Settings ............................................................. 33
Auto Guidance Line Configurations ................................ 33
Communications Settings ........................................................ 34
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NMEA 0183 Settings ........................................................... 34
Configuring NMEA 0183 Output Sentences ................... 34
Setting the Communication Format for Each NMEA 0183
Port ................................................................................. 34
NMEA 2000 Settings ........................................................... 34
Garmin Marine Network ...................................................... 34
Setting Alarms .......................................................................... 34
Navigation Alarms ............................................................... 34
System Alarms .................................................................... 34
Setting the Fuel Alarm ......................................................... 35
Setting Weather Alarms ...................................................... 35
My Vessel Settings .................................................................. 35
Setting the Keel Offset ........................................................ 35
Setting the Water Temperature Offset ................................ 35
Calibrating a Water Speed Device ...................................... 35
Other Vessels Settings ............................................................ 35
Restoring the Original Chartplotter Factory Settings ............... 36
Chartplotter Data Management ................................... 36
Copying Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks to a Chartplotter ...... 36
Copying Data from a Memory Card ......................................... 36
Copying Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks to a Memory Card ... 36
Copying Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks to or from all
Chartplotters on the Network ................................................... 36
Copying Built-In Maps to a Memory Card ................................ 36
Backing Up Data to a Computer .............................................. 36
Restoring Backup Data to a Chartplotter ................................. 36
Saving System Information to a Memory Card ........................ 36
Appendix.......................................................................36
Registering Your Device .......................................................... 36
Digital Switching ....................................................................... 37
Rotating the GRID Joystick ...................................................... 37
Cleaning the Screen ................................................................ 37
Screenshots ............................................................................. 37
Capturing Screenshots ........................................................ 37
Copying Screenshots to a Computer .................................. 37
Troubleshooting ....................................................................... 37
My device will not acquire GPS signals .............................. 37
My device will not turn on or keeps turning off .................... 37
My device is not creating waypoints in the correct
location ................................................................................ 37
NMEA 0183 Information ........................................................... 37
NMEA 2000 PGN Information .................................................. 38
Software License Agreement ................................................... 38
Index..............................................................................39
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Table of Contents
Introduction
WARNING
See the Important Safety and Product Information guide in the
product box for product warnings and other important
information.‍
GPSMAP 8000 Series Front View
The location of items varies based upon the model.‍ This image
and table are representations of the GPSMAP 8000 series
devices.‍
• Select Menu from any main screen to access additional
settings about that screen.‍
• Press to adjust the backlight and lock the touchscreen.‍
• Hold to turn the chartplotter on or off.‍
Inserting a Memory Card
You can use optional memory cards in the chartplotter.‍ Map
cards allow you to view high-resolution satellite imagery and
aerial reference photos of ports, harbors, marinas, and other
points of interest.‍ You can use blank memory cards to transfer
data such as waypoints, routes, and tracks to another
compatible chartplotter or a computer.‍
1 Open the door À on the memory card reader.‍
2 Insert the memory card Á with the label facing away from the
À
Á
Â
Power key
Automatic backlight sensor
Touchscreen
Using the Touchscreen
•
•
•
•
Tap the screen to select an item.‍
Drag or swipe your finger across the screen to pan or scroll.‍
Pinch two fingers together to zoom out.‍
Spread two fingers apart to zoom in.‍
Locking the Touchscreen
You can lock the touchscreen to prevent inadvertent screen
touches.‍
1 Select .‍
2 Select Lock Touchscreen.‍
Downloading the Manuals
You can get the latest owner's manual and translations of
manuals from the web.‍
1 Go to www.garmin.com/‍support.‍
2 Select Manuals.‍
3 Follow the on-screen instructions to download the manual for
your product.‍
Getting More Information
If you have any questions about your device, you can contact
Garmin® Product Support.‍
The website, www.garmin.com/‍support, offers many different
troubleshooting tips to help resolve most issues and answer
most questions.‍
• Frequently-asked questions (FAQs)
• Software updates
• Owner's and installation manuals
• Service alerts
• Video
• Contact numbers and addresses
Tips and Shortcuts
door.‍
Press the card in until it clicks.‍
3
4 Close the card reader door.‍
Loading the New Software on a Memory
Card
The device may contain a software-update memory card.‍ If so,
follow the instructions provided with the card.‍ If a software
update memory card is not included, you must copy the
software update to a memory card.‍
1 Insert a memory card into the card slot on the computer.‍
2 Go to www.garmin.com/‍support​/‍software​/‍marine​.html.‍
3 Select Download next to “Garmin Marine Network with SD
card.‍”
4 Read and agree to the terms.‍
5 Select Download.‍
6 Select Run.‍
7 Select the drive associated with the memory card, and select
Next > Finish.‍
Updating the Device Software
Before you can update the software, you must obtain a
software-update memory card or load the latest software onto a
memory card.‍
1 Turn on the chartplotter.‍
2 After the home screen appears, insert the memory card into
the card slot.‍
NOTE: In order for the software update instructions to
appear, the device must be fully booted before the card is
inserted.‍
3 Follow the on-screen instructions.‍
4 Wait several minutes while the software update process
completes.‍
The device returns to normal operation after the software
update process is complete.‍
5 Remove the memory card.‍
NOTE: If the memory card is removed before the device
restarts fully, the software update is not complete.‍
• Select Home from any screen to return to the Home screen.‍
Introduction
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GPS Satellite Signals
Setting the Vessel Type
When you turn on the chartplotter, the GPS receiver must
collect satellite data and establish the current location.‍ When
the chartplotter acquires satellite signals,
appears at the top
of the Home screen.‍ When the chartplotter loses satellite
signals,
disappears and a flashing question mark appears
over on the chart.‍
For more information about GPS, go to www.garmin.com
/‍aboutGPS.‍
You can select your boat type to configure the chartplotter
settings and to use features customized for your boat type.‍
1 Select Settings > My Vessel > Vessel Type.‍
2 Select Powerboat or Sailboat.‍
Selecting the GPS Source
You can select your preferred source for GPS data, if you have
more than one GPS source.‍
1 Select Settings > System > GPS > Source.‍
2 Select the source for GPS data.‍
Stations and Home Screens
When multiple displays are installed on the Garmin Marine
Network, you can group them together into a station.‍ A station
enables the displays to work together, instead of as several
separate displays.‍
When you select Home on one display, each display in the
station returns to the Home screen.‍
There are two types of home screens.‍ You can move between
the two home screens by selecting the arrows.‍ One home
screen contains menu items for this display only.‍ The other
home screen contains SmartMode™ menu items, which are
geared toward an activity, such as cruising or docking.‍
With the SmartMode feature, when a button is selected from the
Home screen, each display in the station can show unique
information.‍ For example, when Cruising is selected from the
Home screen, one display can show the Navigation chart and
another display can show the Radar screen.‍
You can customize the layout of the pages on each display,
making each page different on each display.‍ When you change
the layout of a page in one display, the changes appear only on
that display.‍ When you change the name and symbol of the
layout, those changes appear on all displays in the station, to
maintain a consistent appearance.‍
Customizing the Home Screen
You can add items to and remove items from the Home screen.‍
Any customization made to one Home screen in the station
appears on all displays in the station.‍
1 From the Home screen, select Menu.‍
2 Select an option:
• To add an item to the Home screen, select Add Layout,
and select the item to add.‍
• To remove an item, select Delete Layout, and select the
item to remove.‍
Resetting the Station Layouts
You can restore the factory default layouts for all stations.‍
Select Settings > System > Station Information > Reset
Stations.‍
Using the Garmin Helm™ Application with
the Chartplotter
Before you can control the chartplotter with the Garmin Helm
application, you must download and install the application, and
connect the chartplotter to a Wi‑Fi® router.‍
1 Select Settings > Communications > Wireless Devices >
Helm App.‍
2 Select an option.‍
3 Use the application to view or control the chartplotter.‍
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Customizing the Layout of a Page
You change the layout of a page in the display you are
interacting with, the changes appear only on that display, except
for the name and symbol.‍ If you change the name or symbol for
the layout, that change appears on all displays in the station.‍
1 Open the page to customize.‍
2 Select Menu.‍
3 Select Edit Layout or Edit Combo.‍
4 Select an option:
• To change the name, select Name & Symbol > Name,
enter a new name, and select Done.‍
• To change the symbol, select Name & Symbol >
Symbol, and select a new symbol.‍
• To change the number of functions shown, select
Functions, and select a number.‍
• To change the vertical or horizontal orientation of a multifunction display, select Split, and select an option.‍
• To change how data appears on the page, select
Overlays, and select an option.‍
• To change the type of data shown on the page, select
Overlays > Data, select an option, and follow the onscreen instructions to change the data shown.‍
Adjusting the Backlight
1 Select Settings > System > Beeper and Display >
Backlight.‍
TIP: Press from any screen to open the backlight settings.‍
2 Select an option:
• Adjust the backlight level.‍
• Select Auto.‍
Adjusting the Color Mode
1 Select Settings > System > Beeper and Display > Color
Mode.‍
TIP: Press from any screen to access the color settings.‍
2 Select an option.‍
Charts and 3D Chart Views
The charts and 3D chart views that are available depend on the
map data and accessories used.‍
You can access the charts and 3D chart views by selecting
Charts.‍
Navigation Chart: Shows navigation data available on your
pre-loaded maps and from supplemental maps, if available.‍
The data includes buoys, lights, cables, depth soundings,
marinas, and tide stations in an overhead view.‍
Perspective 3D: Provides a view from above and behind the
boat (according to your course) and provides a visual
navigation aid.‍ This view is helpful when navigating tricky
shoals, reefs, bridges, or channels, and is beneficial when
trying to identify entry and exit routes in unfamiliar harbors or
anchorages.‍
Mariner’s Eye 3D: Shows a detailed, three-dimensional view
from above and behind the boat (according to your course)
and provides a visual navigation aid.‍ This view is helpful
when navigating tricky shoals, reefs, bridges, or channels,
Charts and 3D Chart Views
and when trying to identify entry and exit routes in unfamiliar
harbors or anchorages.‍
NOTE: Mariner's Eye 3D and Fish Eye 3D chart views are
available with premium charts, in some areas.‍
Fish Eye 3D: Provides an underwater view that visually
represents the sea floor according to the chart information.‍
When a sonar transducer is connected, suspended targets
(such as fish) are indicated by red, green, and yellow
spheres.‍ Red indicates the largest targets and green
indicates the smallest.‍
Fishing Chart: Provides a detailed view of the bottom contours
and depth soundings on the chart.‍ This chart removes
navigational data from the chart, provides detailed
bathymetric data, and enhances bottom contours for depth
recognition.‍ This chart is best for offshore deep-sea fishing.‍
NOTE: The offshore Fishing chart is available with premium
charts, in some areas.‍
Radar Overlay: Superimposes radar information on the
Navigation chart or the Fishing chart, when the chartplotter is
connected to a radar.‍ This feature is not available with all
models.‍
Navigation Chart and Offshore Fishing Chart
NOTE: The offshore Fishing chart is available with premium
charts, in some areas.‍
The Navigation and Fishing charts allow you to plan your
course, view map information, and follow a route.‍ The Fishing
chart is for offshore fishing.‍
To open the Navigation chart, select Charts > Nav Chart.‍
To open the Fishing chart, select Charts > Fishing Chart.‍
Zooming In and Out Using the Touchscreen
You can quickly zoom in and out of many screens, such as the
charts and sonar views.‍
• Pinch two fingers together to zoom out.‍
• Spread two fingers apart to zoom in.‍
Measuring a Distance on the Chart
1 From a chart or the Radar overlay, select a location.‍
2 Select Measure Distance.‍
A push pin appears on the screen at your present location.‍
The distance and angle from the pin is listed in the upper-left
corner.‍
TIP: To reset the pin and measure from the current location of
the cursor, select Set Reference.‍
Chart Symbols
This table contains some of the common symbols you might see
on the detailed charts.‍
Icon
Description
Buoy
Information
Marine services
Tide station
Current station
Charts and 3D Chart Views
Icon
Description
Overhead photo available
Perspective photo available
Other features common to most charts include depth contour
lines, intertidal zones, spot soundings (as depicted on the
original paper chart), navigational aids and symbols,
obstructions, and cable areas.‍
Showing a Different Chart
1 From a chart or 3D chart view, select Menu > Chart Menu >
Change Chart.‍
2 Select a chart or 3D chart view.‍
Viewing Location and Object Information on a Chart
You can view information about a location or an object on the
Navigation chart or the Fishing chart.‍
NOTE: The offshore Fishing chart is available with premium
charts, in some areas.‍
1 From the Navigation chart or Fishing chart, select a location
or object.‍
A list of options appears along the right side of the chart.‍ The
options that appear vary based on the location or object you
selected.‍
2 Select an option:
• To view details of objects in the vicinity of the cursor,
select Review.‍
NOTE: Review does not appear if the cursor is not near
an object.‍ If the cursor is near only one object, the name
of the object appears.‍
• To navigate to the selected location, select Navigate To.‍
• To mark a waypoint at the cursor location, select Create
Waypoint.‍
• To view the distance and bearing of the object from your
current location, select Measure Distance.‍
The distance and bearing appear on the screen.‍ Select
Set Reference to measure from a location other than
your current location.‍
• To view tide, current, celestial, chart notes, or local
services information near the cursor, select Information.‍
Viewing Details about Navaids
From the Navigation chart, Fishing chart, Perspective 3D chart
view, or Mariner’s Eye 3D chart view, you can view details
about various types of navigation aids, including beacons,
lights, and obstructions.‍
NOTE: The offshore Fishing chart is available with premium
charts, in some areas.‍
NOTE: Mariner's Eye 3D and Fish Eye 3D chart views are
available with premium charts, in some areas.‍
1 From a chart or 3D chart view, select a navaid.‍
2 If necessary, select Review.‍
3 Select the name of the navaid.‍
Navigating to a Point on the Chart
CAUTION
The Auto Guidance feature is based on electronic chart
information.‍ That data does not ensure obstacle and bottom
clearance.‍ Carefully compare the course to all visual sightings,
and avoid any land, shallow water, or other obstacles that may
be in your path.‍
When using Go To, a direct course and a corrected course may
pass over land or shallow water.‍ Use visual sightings, and steer
to avoid land, shallow water, and other dangerous objects.‍
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NOTE: The offshore Fishing chart is available with premium
charts, in some areas.‍
NOTE: Auto Guidance is available with premium charts, in
some areas.‍
1 From the Navigation chart or Fishing chart, select a location.‍
2 If necessary, select Select.‍
3 Select Navigate To.‍
4 Select an option:
• To navigate directly to the location, select Go To.‍
• To create a route to the location, including turns, select
Route To.‍
• To use Auto Guidance, select Guide To.‍
5 Review the course indicated by the magenta line.‍
NOTE: When using Auto Guidance, a gray segment within
any part of the magenta line indicates that Auto Guidance
cannot calculate part of the Auto Guidance line.‍ This is due
to the settings for minimum safe water depth and minimum
safe obstacle height.‍
6 Follow the magenta line, steering to avoid land, shallow
water, and other obstacles.‍
Premium Charts
CAUTION
The Auto Guidance feature is based on electronic chart
information.‍ That data does not ensure obstacle and bottom
clearance.‍ Carefully compare the course to all visual sightings,
and avoid any land, shallow water, or other obstacles that may
be in your path.‍
NOTE: Not all models support all charts.‍
Optional premium charts, such as BlueChart® g2 Vision®, allow
you to get the most out of your chartplotter.‍ In addition to
detailed marine charting, premium charts may contain these
features, which are available in some areas.‍
Mariner’s Eye 3D: Provides a view from above and behind the
boat for a three-dimensional navigation aid.‍
Fish Eye 3D: Provides an underwater, three-dimensional view
that visually represents the sea floor according to the
information on the chart.‍
Fishing Charts: Shows the chart with enhanced bottom
contours and without navigational data.‍ This chart works well
for offshore deep-sea fishing.‍
High Resolution Satellite Imagery: Provides high-resolution
satellite images for a realistic view of the land and water on
the Navigation chart (Showing Satellite Imagery on the
Navigation Chart).‍
Aerial Photos: Shows marinas and other navigationally
significant aerial photos to help you visualize your
surroundings (Viewing Aerial Photos of Landmarks).‍
Detailed Roads and POI data: Shows detailed road and point
of interest (POI) data, which includes highly detailed coastal
roads and POIs such as restaurants, lodging, and local
attractions.‍
Auto Guidance: Uses specified safe depth, safe height, and
chart data to determine the best course to your destination.‍
Auto Guidance is available when you navigate to a
destination using Guide To.‍
Viewing Tide Station Information
on the chart indicates a tide station.‍ You can view a detailed
graph for a tide station to help predict the tide level at different
times or on different days.‍
NOTE: This feature is available with premium charts, in some
areas.‍
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1 From the Navigation chart or Fishing chart, select a tide
station.‍
Tide direction and tide level information appear near .‍
Select
an option to view additional station information:
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• Select the station name.‍
• If more than one item is in the vicinity, select Review, and
select the station name.‍
Animated Tide and Current Indicators
NOTE: This feature is available with premium charts, in some
areas.‍
You can view indicators for animated tide station and current
direction on the Navigation chart or the Fishing chart.‍ You must
also enable animated icons in the chart settings (Showing and
Configuring Tides and Currents).‍
An indicator for a tide station appears on the chart as a vertical
bar graph with an arrow.‍ A red arrow pointing downward
indicates a falling tide, and a blue arrow pointing upward
indicates a rising tide.‍ When you move the cursor over the tide
station indicator, the height of the tide at the station appears
above the station indicator.‍
Current direction indicators appear as arrows on the chart.‍ The
direction of each arrow indicates the direction of the current at a
specific location on the chart.‍ The color of the current arrow
indicates the range of speed for the current at that location.‍
When you move the cursor over the current direction indicator,
the specific current speed at the location appears above the
direction indicator.‍
Color
Current Speed Range
Yellow
0 to 1 knot
Orange
1 to 2 knots
Red
2 or more knots
Showing and Configuring Tides and Currents
NOTE: This feature is available with premium charts, in some
areas.‍
You can show static or animated tide and current station
indicators on the Navigation chart or Fishing chart.‍
1 From the Navigation or Fishing chart, select Menu > Chart
Menu > Chart Setup > Tides & Currents.‍
2 Select an option:
• To show current station indicators and tide station
indicators on the chart, select On.‍
• To show animated tide station indicators and animated
current direction indicators on the chart, select Animated.‍
Showing Satellite Imagery on the Navigation Chart
NOTE: This feature is available with premium charts, in some
areas.‍
You can overlay high-resolution satellite images on the land or
on both land and sea portions of the Navigation chart.‍
NOTE: When enabled, high-resolution satellite images are
present only at lower zoom levels.‍ If you cannot see highresolution images in your optional chart region, you can select
to zoom in.‍ You also can set the detail level higher by
changing the map zoom detail.‍
1 From the Navigation chart, select Menu > Chart Menu >
Chart Setup > Satellite Photos.‍
2 Select an option:
• Select Land Only to show standard chart information on
the water, with photos overlaying the land.‍
• Select Photo Map to show photos on both the water and
the land at a specified opacity.‍ Use the slider bar to adjust
the photo opacity.‍ The higher you set the percentage, the
more the satellite photos cover both land and water.‍
Charts and 3D Chart Views
Viewing Aerial Photos of Landmarks
Before you can view aerial photos on the Navigation chart, you
must turn on the Photo setting in the chart setup.‍
NOTE: This feature is available with premium charts, in some
areas.‍
You can use aerial photographs of landmarks, marinas, and
harbors to help orient yourself to your surroundings or to
acquaint yourself with a marina or a harbor prior to arrival.‍
1 From the Navigation chart, select a camera icon:
• To view an overhead photo, select
.‍
• To view a perspective photo, select
.‍ The photo was
taken from the location of the camera, pointed in the
direction of the cone.‍
2 Select Review > Aerial Photo.‍
Automatic Identification System
The Automatic Identification System (AIS) enables you to
identify and track other vessels, and alerts you to area traffic.‍
When connected to an external AIS device, the chartplotter can
show some AIS information about other vessels that are within
range, that are equipped with a transponder, and that are
actively transmitting AIS information.‍
The information reported for each vessel includes the Maritime
Mobile Service Identity (MMSI), location, GPS speed, GPS
heading, time that has elapsed since the last position of the
vessel was reported, nearest approach, and time to the nearest
approach.‍
Some chartplotter models also support Blue Force Tracking.‍
Vessels being tracked with Blue Force Tracking are indicated
on the chartplotter with a blue-green color.‍
AIS Targeting Symbols
Symbol Description
AIS vessel.‍ The vessel is reporting AIS information.‍ The
direction in which the triangle is pointing indicates the
direction in which the AIS vessel is moving.‍
Target is selected.‍
Target is activated.‍ The target appears larger on the chart.‍ A
green line attached to the target indicates the heading of the
target.‍ The MMSI, speed, and direction of the vessel appear
beneath the target, if the details setting has been set to
Show.‍ If the AIS transmission from the vessel is lost, a
message banner appears.‍
Target is lost.‍ A green X indicates that the AIS transmission
from the vessel is lost, and the chartplotter displays a
message banner asking whether the vessel should continue
to be tracked.‍ If you discontinue vessel tracking, the lost
target symbol disappears from the chart or the 3D chart view.‍
Dangerous target in range.‍ The target flashes while an alarm
sounds and a message banner appears.‍ After the alarm has
been acknowledged, a solid red triangle with a red line
attached to it indicates the location and the heading of the
target.‍ If the safe-zone collision alarm has been set to Off, the
target flashes, but the audible alarm does not sound and the
alarm banner does not appear.‍ If the AIS transmission from
the vessel is lost, a message banner appears.‍
Dangerous target is lost.‍ A red X indicates that the AIS
transmission from the vessel is lost, and the chartplotter
displays a message banner asking whether the vessel should
continue to be tracked.‍ If you discontinue vessel tracking, the
lost dangerous target symbol disappears from the chart or the
3D chart view.‍
The location of this symbol indicates the closest point of
approach to a dangerous target, and the numbers near the
symbol indicate the time to the closest point of approach to
that target.‍
NOTE: Vessels being tracked with the Blue Force Tracking
feature are indicated with a blue-green color regardless of their
status.‍
Charts and 3D Chart Views
Heading and Projected Course of Activated AIS
Targets
When heading and course over ground information are provided
by an activated AIS target, the heading of the target appears on
a chart as a solid line attached to the AIS target symbol.‍ A
heading line does not appear on a 3D chart view.‍
The projected course of an activated AIS target appears as a
dashed line on a chart or a 3D chart view.‍ The length of the
projected course line is based on the value of the projected
heading setting.‍ If an activated AIS target is not transmitting
speed information, or if the vessel is not moving, a projected
course line does not appear.‍ Changes in the speed, course over
ground, or rate of turn information transmitted by the vessel can
impact the calculation of the projected course line.‍
When course over ground, heading, and rate of turn information
are provided by an activated AIS target, the projected course of
the target is calculated based on the course over ground and
the rate of turn information.‍ The direction in which the target is
turning, which is also based on the rate of turn information, is
indicated by the direction of the barb at the end of the heading
line.‍ The length of the barb does not change.‍
When course over ground and heading information are provided
by an activated AIS target, but rate of turn information is not
provided, the projected course of the target is calculated based
on the course over ground information.‍
Showing AIS and MARPA Vessels on a Chart or on a
3D Chart View
Before you can show AIS vessels on a chart, you must have an
external AIS device and active transponder signals from other
vessels.‍ Mini Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (MARPA)
functionality works with radar.‍
You can configure how other vessels appear on a chart or on a
3D chart view.‍ The display range and MARPA settings
configured for one chart or one 3D chart view are applied only
to that chart or to that 3D chart view.‍ The details, projected
heading, and trails settings configured for one chart or one 3D
chart view are applied to all charts and to all 3D chart views.‍
1 From a chart or a 3D chart view, select Menu > Chart Menu
> Other Vessels > Display Setup.‍
2 Select an option:
• To indicate the distance from your location in which AIS
vessels appear, select Display Range, and select a
distance.‍
• To show MARPA-tagged vessels, select MARPA >
Show.‍
• To show details about AIS-activated and MARPA-tagged
vessels, select Details > Show.‍
• To set the projected heading time for AIS-activated and
MARPA-tagged vessels, select Proj.‍ Heading, and enter
the time.‍
• To show the tracks of AIS vessels, select the length of the
track that appears using a trail, select Trails, and select
the length.‍
Activating a Target for an AIS Vessel
1 From a chart or a 3D chart view, select an AIS vessel.‍
2 Select AIS Vessel > Activate Target.‍
Viewing Information about a Targeted AIS Vessel
You can view the AIS signal status, MMSI, GPS speed, GPS
heading, and other information that is reported about a targeted
AIS vessel.‍
1 From a chart or a 3D chart view, select an AIS vessel.‍
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2 Select AIS Vessel.‍
Deactivating a Target for an AIS Vessel
1 From a chart or a 3D chart view, select an AIS vessel.‍
2 Select AIS Vessel > Deactivate.‍
Viewing a List of AIS and MARPA Threats
1 From a chart or a 3D chart view, select Menu > Other
Vessels > AIS & MARPA List > Show.‍
2 Select the type of threats to include in the list.‍
Setting the Safe-Zone Collision Alarm
Before you can set a collision alarm, you must have a
compatible chartplotter connected to an AIS device or radar.‍
The safe-zone collision alarm is used only with AIS and
MARPA.‍ MARPA functionality works with radar.‍ The safe zone
is used for collision avoidance and can be customized.‍
1 Select Settings > Alarms > AIS > Collision Alarm > On.‍
A message banner appears and an alarm sounds when a
MARPA-tagged object or an AIS-activated vessel enters the
safe-zone area around your boat.‍ The object is also labeled
as dangerous on the screen.‍ When the alarm is off, the
message banner and audible alarm are disabled, but the
object is still labeled as dangerous on the screen.‍
2 Select Range.‍
3 Select a distance for the safe-zone radius around your
vessel.‍
4 Select Time To.‍
5 Select a time at which the alarm will sound if a target is
determined to intersect the safe zone.‍
For example, to be notified of a pending intersection 10
minutes before it will likely occur, set Time To to 10, and the
alarm will sound 10 minutes before the vessel intersects the
safe zone.‍
AIS Distress Signals
Self-contained AIS distress signal devices transmit emergency
position reports when activated.‍ The chartplotter can receive
signals from Search and Rescue Transmitters (SART),
Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB), and
other man overboard signals.‍ Distress signal transmissions are
different than standard AIS transmissions, so they appear
differently on the chartplotter.‍ Instead of tracking a distress
signal transmission for collision avoidance, you track a distress
signal transmission to locate and assist a vessel or person.‍
Navigating to a Distress Signal Transmission
When you receive a distress signal transmission, a distress
signal alarm appears.‍
Select Review > Go To to begin navigation to the
transmission.‍
AIS Distress Signal Device Targeting Symbols
Symbol Description
AIS distress signal device transmission.‍ Select to see more
information about the transmission and begin navigation.‍
Transmission lost.‍
Transmission test.‍ Appears when a vessel initiates a test of
their distress signal device, and does not represent a true
emergency.‍
Transmission test lost.‍
Enabling AIS Transmission Test Alerts
To avoid a large number of test alerts and symbols in crowded
areas such as marinas, you can select to receive or ignore AIS
test messages.‍ To test an AIS emergency device, you must
enable the chartplotter to receive test alerts.‍
1 Select Settings > Alarms > AIS.‍
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2 Select an option:
• To receive or ignore Emergency Position Indicating Radio
Beacon (EPRIB) test signals, select AIS-EPIRB Test.‍
• To receive or ignore Man Overboard (MOB) test signals,
select AIS-MOB Test.‍
• To receive or ignore Search and Rescue Transponder
(SART) test signals, select AIS-SART Test.‍
Turning Off AIS Reception
AIS signal reception is turned on by default.‍
Select Settings > Other Vessels > AIS > Off.‍
All AIS functionality on all charts and 3D chart views is
disabled.‍ This includes AIS vessel targeting and tracking,
collision alarms that result from AIS vessel targeting and
tracking, and the display of information about AIS vessels.‍
Chart and 3D Chart View Settings
NOTE: Not all settings apply to all charts and 3D chart views.‍
Some options require premium maps or connected accessories,
such as radar.‍
These settings apply to the charts and 3D chart views, except
the radar overlay and Fish Eye 3D (Fish Eye 3D Settings).‍
From a chart or a 3D chart view, select Menu > Chart Menu.‍
Waypoints & Tracks: See Waypoints and Tracks Settings on
the Charts and Chart Views.‍
Other Vessels: See Other Vessels Settings on the Charts and
Chart Views.‍
Surface Radar: Shows surface radar details on the Perspective
3D or Mariner's Eye 3D chart views.‍
Weather Radar: Shows weather radar imaging on the
Perspective 3D or Mariner's Eye 3D chart views.‍
Navaids: Shows navigational aids on the Fishing chart.‍
Laylines: Adjusts the laylines, when in sailing mode (Laylines
Settings).‍
Chart Setup: See Navigation and Fishing Chart Setup.‍
Chart Appearance: See Chart Appearance Settings.‍ This might
appear in the Chart Setup menu.‍
Navigation and Fishing Chart Setup
NOTE: Not all settings apply to all charts and 3D chart views.‍
Some settings require external accessories or applicable
premium charts.‍
From the Navigation chart or Fishing chart, select Menu >
Chart Menu > Chart Setup.‍
Satellite Photos: Shows high-resolution satellite images on the
land or on both land and sea portions of the Navigation chart,
when certain premium maps are used (Showing Satellite
Imagery on the Navigation Chart).‍
Water Overlay: Enables relief shading, which shows the
gradient of the bottom with shading, or sonar imagery, which
helps identify the density of the of the bottom.‍ This feature is
available only with some premium maps.‍
Tides & Currents: Shows current station indicators and tide
station indicators on the chart (Showing and Configuring
Tides and Currents) and enables the tides and current slider,
which sets the time for which tides and currents are reported
on the map.‍
Roses: Shows a compass rose around your boat, indicating
compass direction oriented to the heading of the boat.‍ A true
wind direction or apparent wind direction indicator appears if
the chartplotter is connected to a compatible marine wind
sensor.‍ When in sailing mode, true and apparent wind are
shown on the wind rose.‍
Lake Level: Sets the present water level of the lake.‍ This
feature is available only with some premium maps.‍
Charts and 3D Chart Views
Inset Map: Shows a small map centered on your present
location.‍
Weather: Sets which weather items are shown on the chart,
when the chartplotter is connected to a compatible weather
receiver with an active subscription.‍ Requires a compatible,
connected antenna and an active subscription.‍
Chart Appearance: See Chart Appearance Settings.‍
Waypoints and Tracks Settings on the Charts and
Chart Views
From a chart or a 3D chart view, select Menu > Chart Menu >
Waypoints & Tracks.‍
Tracks: Shows tracks on the chart or 3D chart view.‍
Waypoints: Shows the list of waypoints (Viewing a List of all
Waypoints).‍
Create Waypoint: Creates a new waypoint.‍
Waypoint Display: Sets how to display waypoints on the chart.‍
Active Tracks: Shows the active track options menu.‍
Saved Tracks: Shows the list of saved tracks (Viewing a List of
Saved Tracks).‍
Tracks Display: Sets which tracks to display on the chart
based on track color.‍
Chart Appearance Settings
You can adjust the appearance of the different chart views.‍
Each setting is specific for the type of chart view that you are in.‍
NOTE: Not all settings apply to all charts and 3D chart views
and chartplotter models.‍ Some options require premium maps
or connected accessories, such as radar.‍
From a chart or 3D chart view, select Menu > Chart Menu >
Chart Setup > Chart Appearance.‍
Orientation: Sets the perspective of the map.‍
Detail: Adjusts the amount of detail shown on the map, at
different zoom levels.‍
Heading Line: Shows and adjusts the heading line, which is a
line drawn on the map from the bow of the boat in the
direction of travel, and sets the data source for the heading
line.‍
World Map: Uses either a basic world map or a shaded relief
map on the chart.‍ These differences are visible only when
zoomed out too far to see the detailed charts.‍
Spot Depths: Turns on spot soundings and sets a dangerous
depth.‍ Spot depths that are equal to or more shallow than
the dangerous depth are indicated by red text.‍
Safety Shading: Sets the shades from the shoreline to the
specified depth.‍
Depth Range Shading: Specifies an upper and lower depth to
shade between.‍
Symbols: Shows and configures the appearance of various
symbols on the chart, such as the vessel icon, navaid
symbols, land POIs, and light sectors.‍
Style: Sets how the chart appears over 3D terrain.‍
Hazard Colors: Shows shallow water and land with a color
scale.‍ Blue indicates deep water, yellow is shallow water,
and red is very shallow water.‍
Safe Depth: Sets the appearance of a safe depth for Mariner’s
Eye 3D.‍
NOTE: This setting affects only the appearance of hazard
colors in Mariner’s Eye 3D.‍ It does not affect the safe water
depth Auto Guidance setting or the sonar shallow water
alarm setting.‍
Range Rings: Shows and configures the appearance of range
rings, which help you to visualize distances in some chart
views.‍
Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
Lane Width: Specifies the width of the navigation lane, which is
the magenta line in some chart views that indicates the
course to your destination.‍
Other Vessels Settings on the Charts and Chart
Views
NOTE: These options require connected accessories, such as
an AIS receiver or VHF radio.‍
From a chart or a 3D chart view, select Menu > Chart Menu >
Other Vessels.‍
AIS & MARPA List: Shows a list of AIS and MARPA vessels.‍
DSC: Shows the DSC list and sets the DSC trails on the chart.‍
Collision Alarm: Sets the safe-zone collision alarm (Setting the
Safe-Zone Collision Alarm).‍
Display Setup: See Showing AIS and MARPA Vessels on a
Chart or on a 3D Chart View.‍
Laylines Settings
When in sailing mode (Setting the Vessel Type), you can
display laylines on the navigation chart.‍ Laylines can be very
helpful when racing.‍
From the navigation chart, select Menu > Chart Menu >
Laylines.‍
Display: Sets how the laylines and vessel are shown on the
chart, and sets the length of the laylines.‍
Sailing Ang.‍: Allows you to select how the device calculates
laylines.‍ The Actual option calculates the laylines using the
measured wind angle from the wind sensor.‍ The Manual
option calculates the laylines using manually entered
windward and leeward angles.‍
Tide Correction: Corrects the laylines based on the tide.‍
Fish Eye 3D Settings
NOTE: This feature is available with premium charts, in some
areas.‍
From the Fish Eye 3D chart view, select Menu > Chart Menu.‍
View: Sets the perspective of the 3D chart view.‍
Tracks: Shows tracks.‍
Sonar Cone: Shows a cone that indicates the area covered by
the transducer.‍
Fish Symbols: Shows suspended targets.‍
Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
Waypoints
Waypoints are locations you record and store in the device.‍
Marking Your Present Location as a Waypoint
From any screen, select Mark.‍
Creating a Waypoint at a Different Location
1 Select Info > User Data > Waypoints > Create Waypoint.‍
2 Select an option:
• To create the waypoint by entering position coordinates,
select Enter Coordinates, and enter the coordinates.‍
• To create the waypoint using a chart, select Use Chart,
select the location, and select Select.‍
Marking an SOS Location
You can mark an SOS location.‍ When a Garmin VHF radio is
connected using NMEA 2000®, you can select different SOS
types, such as Man Overboard and Piracy.‍
1 From the Home screen, select SOS.‍
2 Select the SOS type.‍
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3 If necessary, select OK to navigate to the man overboard
location.‍
If you selected OK, the chartplotter sets a direct course back to
the location.‍ If you selected another type of SOS, the call details
are sent to the VHF radio.‍ You must send the call using the
radio.‍
Viewing a List of all Waypoints
Select Info > User Data > Waypoints.‍
Editing a Saved Waypoint
1 Select Info > User Data > Waypoints.‍
2 Select a waypoint.‍
3 Select Review > Edit.‍
4 Select an option:
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To add a name, select Name, and enter a name.‍
To change the symbol, select Symbol.‍
To change the depth, select Depth.‍
To change the water temperature, select Water Temp.‍.‍
To change the comment, select Comment.‍
Moving a Saved Waypoint
1 Select Info > User Data > Waypoints.‍
2 Select a waypoint.‍
3 Select Review > Move.‍
4 Indicate a new location for the waypoint:
• To move the waypoint while using the chart, select Use
Chart, select a new location on the chart, and select
Move Waypoint.‍
• To move the waypoint using coordinates, select Enter
Coordinates, and enter the new coordinates.‍
Browsing for and Navigating to a Saved Waypoint
CAUTION
The Auto Guidance feature is based on electronic chart
information.‍ That data does not ensure obstacle and bottom
clearance.‍ Carefully compare the course to all visual sightings,
and avoid any land, shallow water, or other obstacles that may
be in your path.‍
When using Go To, a direct course and a corrected course may
pass over land or shallow water.‍ Use visual sightings, and steer
to avoid land, shallow water, and other dangerous objects.‍
NOTE: Auto Guidance is available with premium charts, in
some areas.‍
Before you can navigate to a waypoint, you must create a
waypoint.‍
1 Select Info > User Data > Waypoints.‍
2 Select a waypoint.‍
3 Select Navigate To.‍
4 Select an option:
• To navigate directly to the location, select Go To.‍
• To create a route to the location, including turns, select
Route To.‍
• To use Auto Guidance, select Guide To.‍
5 Review the course indicated by the magenta line.‍
NOTE: When using Auto Guidance, a gray segment within
any part of the magenta line indicates that Auto Guidance
cannot calculate part of the Auto Guidance line.‍ This is due
to the settings for minimum safe water depth and minimum
safe obstacle height.‍
6 Follow the magenta line, steering to avoid land, shallow
water, and other obstacles.‍
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Deleting a Waypoint or an MOB
1 Select Info > User Data > Waypoints.‍
2 Select a waypoint or an MOB.‍
3 Select Review > Delete.‍
Deleting All Waypoints
Select Info > User Data > Clear User Data > Waypoints >
All.‍
Routes
Creating and Navigating a Route From Your Present
Location
You can create and immediately navigate a route on the
Navigation chart or the Fishing chart.‍ This procedure does not
save the route or the waypoint data.‍
NOTE: The offshore Fishing chart is available with premium
charts, in some areas.‍
1 From the Navigation chart or Fishing chart, select a
destination.‍
2 Select Navigate To > Route To.‍
3 Select the location of the last turn before the destination.‍
4 Select Add Turn.‍
5 If necessary, repeat step 3 and 4 to add additional turns,
working backward from the destination to the present
location of your vessel.‍
The last turn you add should be the first turn you make,
starting from your present location.‍ It should be the turn
closest to your vessel.‍
6 If necessary, select Menu.‍
7 Select Navigate Route.‍
8 Review the course indicated by the magenta line.‍
9 Follow the magenta line, steering to avoid land, shallow
water, and other obstacles.‍
Creating and Saving a Route
This procedure saves the route and all the waypoints in it.‍ The
starting point can be your present location or another location.‍
1 Select Info > User Data > Routes > New Route > Use
Chart.‍
2 Select the starting location of the route.‍
3 Select Add Turn.‍
4 Select the location of the next turn on the chart.‍
5 Select Add Turn.‍
The chartplotter marks the location of the turn with a
waypoint.‍
6 If necessary, repeat steps 4 and 5 to add more turns.‍
7 Select the final destination.‍
Viewing a List of Routes
Select Info > User Data > Routes.‍
Editing a Saved Route
You can change the name of a route or change the turns the
route contains.‍
1 Select Info > User Data > Routes.‍
2 Select a route.‍
3 Select Review > Edit Route.‍
4 Select an option:
• To change the name, select Name, and enter the name.‍
• To select a waypoint from the turn list, select Edit Turns
> Use Turn List, and select a waypoint from the list.‍
Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
• To select a turn using the chart, select Edit Turns > Use
Chart, and select a location on the chart.‍
Browsing for and Navigating a Saved Route
Before you can browse a list of routes and navigate to one of
them, you must create and save at least one route.‍
1 Select Info > User Data > Routes.‍
2 Select a route.‍
3 Select Navigate To.‍
4 Select an option:
• To navigate the route from the starting point used when
the route was created, select Forward.‍
• To navigate the route from the destination point used
when the route was created, select Backward.‍
A magenta line appears.‍ In the center of the magenta line is
a thinner purple line that represents the corrected course
from your present location to the destination.‍ The corrected
course is dynamic, and it moves with your boat when you are
off course.‍
5 Review the course indicated by the magenta line.‍
6 Follow the magenta line along each leg in the route, steering
to avoid land, shallow water, and other obstacles.‍
7 If you are off course, follow the purple line (corrected course)
to go to your destination, or steer back to the magenta line
(direct course).‍
Browsing for and Navigating Parallel to a Saved
Route
Before you can browse a list of routes and navigate to one of
them, you must create and save at least one route.‍
1 Select Info > User Data > Routes.‍
2 Select a route.‍
3 Select Navigate To.‍
4 Select Offset to navigate parallel to the route, offset from it
by a specific distance.‍
5 Indicate how to navigate the route:
• To navigate the route from the starting point used when
the route was created, to the left of the original route,
select Forward – Port.‍
• To navigate the route from the starting point used when
the route was created, to the right of the original route,
select Forward – Starboard.‍
• To navigate the route from the destination point used
when the route was created, to the left of the original
route, select Backward – Port.‍
• To navigate the route from the destination point used
when the route was created, to the right of the original
route, select Backward – Starboard.‍
6 If necessary, select Done.‍
A magenta line appears.‍ In the center of the magenta line is
a thinner purple line that represents the corrected course
from your present location to the destination.‍ The corrected
course is dynamic, and it moves with your boat when you are
off course.‍
7 Review the course indicated by the magenta line.‍
8 Follow the magenta line along each leg in the route, steering
to avoid land, shallow water, and other obstacles.‍
9 If you are off course, follow the purple line (corrected course)
to go to your destination, or steer back to the magenta line
(direct course).‍
Deleting a Saved Route
1 Select Info > User Data > Routes.‍
2 Select a route.‍
Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks
3 Select Review > Delete.‍
Deleting All Saved Routes
Select Info > User Data > Clear User Data > Routes.‍
Tracks
A track is a recording of the path of your boat.‍ The track
currently being recorded is called the active track, and it can be
saved.‍ You can show tracks in each chart or 3D chart view.‍
Showing Tracks
From a chart or a 3D chart view, select Menu > Chart Menu
> Waypoints & Tracks > Tracks > On.‍
A trailing line on the chart indicates your track.‍
Setting the Color of the Active Track
1 Select Info > User Data > Tracks > Active Track Options >
Track Color.‍
2 Select a track color.‍
Saving the Active Track
The track currently being recorded is called the active track.‍
1 Select Info > User Data > Tracks > Save Active Track.‍
2 Select an option:
• Select the time the active track began.‍
• Select Entire Log.‍
3 Select Save.‍
Viewing a List of Saved Tracks
Select Info > User Data > Tracks > Saved Tracks.‍
Editing a Saved Track
1 Select Info > User Data > Tracks > Saved Tracks.‍
2 Select a track.‍
3 Select Edit Track.‍
4 Select an option:
• Select Name, and enter the new name.‍
• Select Track Color, and select a color.‍
Saving a Track as a Route
1 Select Info > User Data > Tracks > Saved Tracks.‍
2 Select a track.‍
3 Select Select > Edit Track > Save Route.‍
Browsing for and Navigating a Recorded Track
Before you can browse a list of tracks and navigate to them, you
must record and save at least one track (Tracks).‍
1 Select Info > User Data > Tracks > Saved Tracks.‍
2 Select a track.‍
3 Select Follow Track.‍
4 Select an option:
• To navigate the track from the starting point used when
the track was created, select Forward.‍
• To navigate the track from the destination point used
when the track was created, select Backward.‍
Review the course indicated by the colored line.‍
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6 Follow the line along each leg in the route, steering to avoid
land, shallow water, and other obstacles.‍
Deleting a Saved Track
1 Select Info > User Data > Tracks > Saved Tracks.‍
2 Select a track.‍
3 Select Select > Delete.‍
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Deleting All Saved Tracks
Select Info > User Data > Clear User Data > Saved
Tracks.‍
Retracing the Active Track
The track currently being recorded is called the active track.‍
1 Select Info > User Data > Tracks > Follow Active Track.‍
2 Select an option:
• Select the time the active track began.‍
• Select Entire Log.‍
3 Review the course indicated by the colored line.‍
4 Follow the colored line, steering to avoid land, shallow water,
and other obstacles.‍
Clearing the Active Track
Select Info > User Data > Tracks > Clear Active Track.‍
The track memory is cleared, and the active track continues
to be recorded.‍
Managing the Track Log Memory During Recording
1 Select Info > User Data > Tracks > Active Track Options.‍
2 Select Record Mode.‍
3 Select an option:
• To record a track log until the track memory is full, select
Fill.‍
• To continuously record a track log, replacing the oldest
track data with new data, select Wrap.‍
Navigation with a Chartplotter
CAUTION
If your vessel has an autopilot system, a dedicated autopilot
control display must be installed at each steering helm in order
to disable the autopilot system.‍
The Auto Guidance feature is based on electronic chart
information.‍ That data does not ensure obstacle and bottom
clearance.‍ Carefully compare the course to all visual sightings,
and avoid any land, shallow water, or other obstacles that may
be in your path.‍
NOTE: Auto Guidance is available with premium charts, in
some areas.‍
NOTE: Mariner's Eye 3D and Fish Eye 3D chart views are
available with premium charts, in some areas.‍
NOTE: The offshore Fishing chart is available with premium
charts, in some areas.‍
To navigate, you must choose a destination, set a course or
create a route, and follow the course or route.‍ You can follow
the course or the route on the Navigation chart, Fishing chart,
Perspective 3D chart view, or Mariner’s Eye 3D chart view.‍
Basic Navigation Questions
Question
Answer
How do I make the chartplotter Navigate using Go To.‍ See Setting
point me in the direction in
and Following a Direct Course Using
which I want to go (bearing)? Go To.‍
How do I make the device
guide me along a straight line
(minimizing cross track) to a
location using the shortest
distance from the present
location?
Build a single-leg route and navigate it
using Route To.‍ See Creating and
Navigating a Route From Your
Present Location.‍
How do I make the device
guide me to a location while
avoiding charted obstacles?
Build a multi-leg route and navigate it
using Route To.‍ See Creating and
Navigating a Route From Your
Present Location.‍
How do I make the device
steer my automatic pilot?
Navigate using Route To.‍ See Creating and Navigating a Route From
Your Present Location.‍
Can the device create a path
for me?
If you have premium maps that
support Auto Guidance and are in an
area covered by Auto Guidance,
navigate using Auto Guidance.‍ See Setting and Following a Course Using
Auto Guidance.‍
Synchronizing User Data Across the Garmin
Marine Network
How do I change the Auto
Guidance settings for my
boat?
See Auto Guidance Line
Configurations.‍
NOTICE
Before you synchronize the user data across the network, you
should backup your user data to prevent possible data loss.‍ See Backing Up Data to a Computer.‍
Destinations
Configuring the Recording Interval of the Track Log
You can indicate the frequency at which the track plot is
recorded.‍ Recording more frequent plots is more accurate but
fills the track log faster.‍ The resolution interval is recommended
for the most efficient use of memory.‍
1 Select Info > User Data > Tracks > Active Track Options >
Interval > Interval.‍
2 Select an option:
• To record the track based on a distance between points,
select Distance > Change, and enter the distance.‍
• To record the track based on a time interval, select Time
> Change, and enter the time interval.‍
• To record the track plot based on a variance from your
course, select Resolution > Change, and enter the
maximum error allowed from the true course before
recording a track point.‍
You can share waypoints, tracks, and routes with all compatible
devices connected to the Garmin Marine Network (Ethernet)
automatically.‍
NOTE: This feature is not available on all models.‍
Select Settings > Preferences > User Data Sharing > On.‍
If a change is made to a waypoint, track, or route on one
chartplotter, that data is synchronized automatically across all
chartplotters on the Ethernet network.‍
Deleting All Saved Waypoints, Routes, and
Tracks
Select Info > User Data > Clear User Data > All > OK.‍
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You can select destinations using various charts and 3D chart
views or using the lists.‍
Searching for a Destination by Name
You can search for saved waypoints, saved routes, saved
tracks, and marine services destinations by name.‍
1 Select Info > Services > Search by Name.‍
2 Enter at least a portion of the name of your destination.‍
3 If necessary, select Done.‍
The 50 nearest destinations that contain your search criteria
appear.‍
4 Select the destination.‍
Selecting a Destination Using the Navigation Chart
From the Navigation chart, select a destination.‍
Navigation with a Chartplotter
Searching for a Marine Services Destination
NOTE: This feature is available with premium charts, in some
areas.‍
The chartplotter contains information for thousands of
destinations offering marine services.‍
1 Select Info > Services.‍
2 Select Offshore Services or Inland Services.‍
3 If necessary, select the marine service category.‍
The chartplotter shows a list of the nearest locations and the
distance and bearing to each.‍
4 Select a destination.‍
You can select Next Page or Previous Page to view
additional information or to show the location on a chart.‍
Courses
CAUTION
The Auto Guidance feature is based on electronic chart
information.‍ That data does not ensure obstacle and bottom
clearance.‍ Carefully compare the course to all visual sightings,
and avoid any land, shallow water, or other obstacles that may
be in your path.‍
When using Go To, a direct course and a corrected course may
pass over land or shallow water.‍ Use visual sightings, and steer
to avoid land, shallow water, and other dangerous objects.‍
NOTE: Auto Guidance is available with premium charts, in
some areas.‍
CAUTION
Garmin recommends using Guide To only under motor power.‍
Using Guide To while under sail can cause an unexpected
gybe, risking damage to the sailboat.‍ Unattended sails and
rigging can be damaged or cause injury to any crew or
passengers during an unexpected gybe maneuver.‍
You can set and follow a course to a destination using one of
three methods: Go To, Route To, or Guide To.‍
Go To: Takes you directly to the destination.‍ This is the
standard option for navigating to a destination.‍ The
chartplotter creates a straight line course or navigation line to
the destination.‍ The path may run over land and other
obstacles.‍
Route To: Creates a route from your location to a destination,
allowing you to add turns along the way.‍ This option provides
a straight line course to the destination, but allows you to add
turns into the route that avoid land and other obstacles.‍
Guide To: Creates a path to a destination using Auto Guidance.‍
This option is available only when using a compatible
premium chart in a compatible chartplotter.‍ It provides a turnby-turn navigation line to the destination, avoiding land and
other obstacles.‍ The navigation line is based on the chart
data and the safe depth, safe height, and shoreline distance
user-defined chartplotter settings.‍ Using these settings and
chart data, the chartplotter creates a navigation line that
avoids all areas that cannot be navigated between the
present location and the destination.‍ When you are using a
compatible Garmin autopilot connected to the chartplotter
using NMEA 2000, the autopilot follows the Auto Guidance
route.‍
Setting and Following a Direct Course Using Go To
CAUTION
When using Go To, a direct course and a corrected course may
pass over land or shallow water.‍ Use visual sightings, and steer
to avoid land, shallow water, and other dangerous objects.‍
Sonar
You can set and follow a direct course from your current
location to a selected destination.‍
1 Select a destination (Destinations).‍
2 Select Navigate To > Go To.‍
A magenta line appears.‍ In the center of the magenta line is
a thinner purple line that represents the corrected course
from your current location to the destination.‍ The corrected
course is dynamic, and it moves with your boat when you are
off course.‍
3 Follow the magenta line, steering to avoid land, shallow
water, and other obstacles.‍
4 If you are off course, follow the purple line (corrected course)
to go to your destination, or steer back to the magenta line
(direct course).‍
Setting and Following a Course Using Auto Guidance
CAUTION
The Auto Guidance feature is based on electronic chart
information.‍ That data does not ensure obstacle and bottom
clearance.‍ Carefully compare the course to all visual sightings,
and avoid any land, shallow water, or other obstacles that may
be in your path.‍
NOTE: Auto Guidance is available with premium charts, in
some areas.‍
1 Select a destination (Destinations).‍
2 Select Navigate To > Guide To.‍
3 Review the course indicated by the magenta Auto Guidance
line.‍
4 Follow the magenta line, steering to avoid land, shallow
water, and other obstacles.‍
NOTE: When using Auto Guidance, a gray segment within
any part of the magenta line indicates that Auto Guidance
cannot calculate part of the Auto Guidance line.‍ This is due
to the settings for minimum safe water depth and minimum
safe obstacle height.‍
Autopilot Navigation
When you start navigation (Go To, Route To, or Guide To), if
you are connected through a NMEA 2000 network to a
compatible Garmin autopilot, you are prompted to engage the
autopilot.‍
Recalculating the Auto Guidance Route
When navigating with Auto Guidance, select Menu >
Navigation Options > Recalculate Auto Guidance.‍
Stopping Navigation
While navigating, from the Navigation or Fishing chart, select
an option:
• Select Menu > Stop Navigation.‍
• When navigating with Auto Guidance, select Menu >
Navigation Options > Stop Navigation.‍
Sonar
When properly connected to an optional Garmin sounder
module and a transducer, your compatible chartplotter can be
used as a fishfinder.‍ There are different sonar views to help you
view the fish in the area.‍
The adjustments you can make to each sonar view vary
depending on the view you are in and the chartplotter model,
sounder module, and transducer you have connected.‍
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Sonar Views
The sonar views available vary depending on the type of
transducer and optional sounder module connected to the
chartplotter.‍ For example, you can view the Split Frequency
view only if you have a dual-frequency transducer connected.‍
There are four basic styles of sonar views available: a fullscreen view, a split-screen view that combines two or more
views, a split-zoom view, and a split-frequency view that
displays two different frequencies.‍ You can customize the
settings for each view in the screen.‍ For example, if you are
viewing the split-frequency view, you can adjust the gain for
each of the frequencies separately.‍
If you do not see an arrangement of sonar views to suit your
needs, you can create a custom screen (Customizing the
Layout of a Page).‍
Full-Screen Sonar View
There are several full-screen views available, depending on the
equipment connected.‍ The full-screen sonar views show a large
image of the sonar readings from a transducer.‍ The range scale
along the right side of the screen shows the depth of detected
objects as the screen scrolls from the right to the left.‍
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Left side of the boat
Right side of the boat
The transducer on your vessel
Trees
Old tires
Logs
Distance from the side of the boat
SideVü/DownVü Scanning Technology
Instead of a more common conical beam, the SideVü/DownVü
transducer uses a flat beam to scan the water and ground to the
sides of your boat.‍
Depth information
Suspended targets or fish
Bottom of the body of water
DownVü Sonar View
NOTE: Not all models support DownVü sonar technology and
transducers.‍
NOTE: To receive DownVü scanning sonar, you need a
compatible chartplotter or fishfinder and a compatible
transducer.‍
DownVü high-frequency sonar provides a clearer picture below
the boat, providing a more detailed representation of structures
the boat is passing over.‍
Traditional transducers emit a conical beam.‍ The DownVü
scanning sonar technology emits a narrow beam, similar to the
shape of the beam in a copying machine.‍ This beam provides a
clearer, picture-like image of what is beneath the boat.‍
SideVü Sonar View
NOTE: Not all models support SideVü sonar and scanning
transducers.‍
NOTE: To receive SideVü scanning sonar, you need a
compatible chartplotter, a compatible sounder module, and a
compatible transducer.‍
SideVü scanning sonar technology shows you a picture of what
lies to the sides of the boat.‍ You can use this as a search tool to
find structures and fish.‍
Split-Zoom Sonar View
The split-zoom sonar view shows a full-view graph of sonar
readings, and a magnified portion of that graph, on the same
screen.‍
Split-Frequency Sonar View
In the split-frequency sonar view, one side of the screen shows
a full-view graph of high frequency sonar data, and the other
side of the screen shows a full-view graph of lower frequency
sonar data.‍
NOTE: The split-frequency sonar view requires the use of a
dual-frequency transducer.‍
Changing the Sonar View
1 From a sonar view, select Menu.‍
2 Select Edit Combo or Edit Layout.‍
3 Select a sonar view.‍
Creating a Waypoint on the Sonar Screen
1 From a sonar view, select a location.‍
2 Select New Wpt.‍
3 If necessary, edit the waypoint information.‍
Viewing Sonar History
You can scroll the sonar display to view historical sonar data.‍
1 From a sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Menu > Pause
Sonar.‍
2 Drag the screen or use the arrow keys.‍
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Sonar
Pausing the Sonar Display
From a Sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Menu > Pause
Sonar.‍
Viewing Sonar History
You can scroll the sonar display to view historical sonar data.‍
1 From a sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Menu > Pause
Sonar.‍
2 Drag the screen or use the arrow keys.‍
Sonar Sharing
This feature may not be available on all chartplotter models.‍
You can view the sonar data from all compatible sources on the
Garmin Marine Network.‍ You can view sonar data from a
compatible external sonar module, such as a GCV™ sonar
module.‍ In addition, you can view the sonar data from other
chartplotters that have a built-in sonar module.‍
Each chartplotter on the network can display sonar data from
every compatible sonar module and transducer on the network,
no matter where the chartplotters and transducers are mounted
on your boat.‍ For example, from the GPSMAP 8212 mounted at
the back of the boat, you can view the sonar data from an
echoMAP™ 70dv mounted at the front of your boat.‍
Chartplotters can only display sonar types they are compatible
with.‍ For example, the echoMAP 50dv and GPSMAP 547 can
display traditional and DownVü data, but not SideVü data.‍
When sharing sonar data, the values of some sonar settings,
such as Range and Gain are synchronized across the devices
on the network.‍ The values of other sonar settings, such as the
Appearance settings, are not synchronized and should be
configured on each individual device.‍ In addition, the scroll rates
of the various traditional and DownVü sonar views are
synchronized to make the split views more cohesive.‍
NOTE: Using multiple transducers simultaneously can create
cross talk, which can be removed by adjusting the Interference
sonar setting.‍
Selecting a Sonar Source
This feature may not be available with all models.‍
When you are using more than one sonar data source for a
particular sonar view, you can select the source to use for that
sonar view.‍ For example, if you have two sources for DownVü,
you can select the source to use from the DownVü sonar view.‍
1 Open the sonar view for which you will change the source.‍
2 Select Menu > Sonar Menu > Sonar Setup > Source.‍
3 Select the source for this sonar view.‍
Renaming a Sonar Source
You can rename a sonar source to easily identify that source.‍
For example, you use "Bow" as the name of the transducer on
the bow of your boat.‍
The source is renamed for the present view only.‍ For example,
to rename the DownVü sonar source, you must open the
DownVü sonar view.‍
1 From the sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Menu > Sonar
Setup > Source > Rename Sonar Source.‍
2 Enter the name.‍
Adjusting the Level of Detail
You can control the level of detail and noise shown on the sonar
screen either by adjusting the gain for traditional transducers, or
by adjusting the brightness for DownVü and SideVü/DownVü
transducers.‍
If you want to see the highest intensity signal returns on the
screen, you can lower the gain or brightness to remove lower
intensity returns and noise.‍ If you want to see all return
Sonar
information, you can increase the gain or brightness to see
more information on the screen.‍ This also increases noise, and
can make it more difficult to recognize actual returns.‍
1 From a sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Menu.‍
2 Select Gain or Brightness.‍
3 Select an option:
• To increase or decrease the gain or brightness manually,
select Up or Down.‍
• To allow the chartplotter to adjust the gain or brightness
automatically, select an automatic option.‍
Adjusting the Color Intensity
You can adjust the intensity of colors and highlight areas of
interest on the sonar screen by adjusting the color gain for
traditional transducers or the contrast for DownVü and SideVü/
DownVü transducers.‍ This setting works best after you have
adjusted the level of detail shown on the screen using the gain
or brightness settings.‍
If you want to highlight smaller fish targets or create a higher
intensity display of a target, you can increase the color gain or
contrast setting.‍ This causes a loss in the differentiation of the
high intensity returns at the bottom.‍ If you want to reduce the
intensity of the return, you can reduce the color gain or contrast.‍
1 From a sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Menu.‍
2 Select an option:
• While in the DownVü or SideVü sonar view, select
Contrast.‍
• While in another sonar view, select Sonar Setup >
Advanced > Color Gain.‍
3 Select an option:
• To increase or decrease the color intensity manually,
select Up or Down.‍
• To use the default setting, select Default.‍
Adjusting the Range of the Depth or Width
Scale
You can adjust the range of the depth scale traditional and
DownVü sonar views and the range of the width scale for the
SideVü sonar view.‍
Allowing the device to adjust the range automatically keeps the
bottom within the lower or outer third of the sonar screen, and
can be useful for tracking a bottom that has minimal or
moderate terrain changes.‍
Manually adjusting the range enables you to view a specified
range, which can be useful for tracking a bottom that has large
terrain changes, such as a drop-offs or cliffs.‍ The bottom can
appear on the screen as long as it appears within the range you
have set.‍
1 From a sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Menu > Range.‍
2 Select an option:
• To allow the chartplotter to adjust the range automatically,
select Auto.‍
• To increase or decrease the range manually, select Up or
Down.‍
TIP: From the sonar screen, you can select or to
manually adjust the range.‍
Setting the Zoom Level on the Sonar Screen
1 From a sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Menu > Zoom.‍
2 Select an option:
• To zoom in on the sonar data from the bottom depth,
select Bottom Lock.‍
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NOTE: When the bottom lock feature is enabled, the
Range feature changes to Span.‍
• To set the depth range of the magnified area manually,
select Set Zoom, select View Up or View Down to set
the depth range of the magnified area, and select Zoom
In or Zoom Out to increase or decrease the magnification
of the magnified area.‍
• To set the depth and zoom automatically, select Set
Zoom > Auto.‍
• To cancel the zoom, select No Zoom.‍
Setting the Scroll Speed
You can set the rate at which the sonar image moves across
the screen.‍ A higher scroll speed shows more detail, especially
while moving or trolling.‍ A lower scroll speed displays sonar
information on the screen longer.‍ Setting the scroll speed on
one sonar view applies to all the sonar views.‍
1 From a sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Menu > Sonar
Setup > Scroll Speed.‍
2 Select an option:
• To adjust the scroll speed automatically using speedover-ground or water speed data, select Auto.‍
The Auto setting selects a scroll rate to match the boat
speed, so targets in the water are drawn with the correct
aspect ratio and appear less distorted.‍ When viewing
DownVü or SideVü sonar views, it is recommend to use
the Auto setting.‍
• To use a very fast scroll speed, select Ultrascroll®.‍
The Ultrascroll option quickly scrolls new sonar data, but
with a reduced image quality.‍ For most situations, the
Fast option provides a good balance between a quickly
scrolling image and targets that are less distorted.‍
Sonar Frequencies
NOTE: The frequencies available depend on the chartplotter,
sounder modules, and transducer being used.‍
Adjusting the frequency helps adapt the sonar for your particular
goals and the present depth of the water.‍
Higher frequencies use narrow beam widths, and are better for
high-speed operation and rough sea conditions.‍ Bottom
definition and thermocline definition can be better when using a
higher frequency.‍
Lower frequencies use wider beam widths, which can let the
fisherman see more targets, but could also generate more
surface noise and reduce bottom signal continuity during rough
sea conditions.‍ Wider beam widths generate larger arches for
fish target returns, making them ideal for locating fish.‍ Wider
beam widths also perform better in deep water, because the
lower frequency has better deep water penetration.‍
Chirp frequencies allow you to sweep each pulse through a
range of frequencies, resulting in better target separation in
deep water.‍ Chirp can be used to distinctly identify targets, like
individual fish in a school, and for deep water applications.‍
Chirp generally performs better than single frequency
applications.‍ Because some fish targets may show up better
using a fixed frequency, you should consider your goals and
water conditions when using Chirp.‍
Some sonar black boxes and transducers also provide the
ability to customize preset frequencies for each transducer
element, which enables you to change the frequency quickly
using the presets as the water and your goals change.‍
Viewing two frequencies concurrently using the split-frequency
view allows you to see deeper with the lower frequency return
and, at the same time, see more detail from the higher
frequency return.‍
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Selecting Frequencies
NOTE: You cannot adjust the frequency for all sonar views and
transducers.‍
You can indicate which frequencies appear on the sonar
screen.‍
1 From a sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Menu >
Frequency.‍
2 Select a frequency suited to your needs and water depth.‍
For more information on frequencies, see Sonar
Frequencies.‍
Creating a Frequency Preset
NOTE: Not available with all transducers.‍
You can create a preset to save a specific sonar frequency,
which allows you to change frequencies quickly.‍
1 From a sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Menu >
Frequency.‍
2 Select Manage Frequencies > New Preset.‍
3 Enter a frequency.‍
Turning On the A-Scope
NOTE: This feature is not available in all sonar views.‍
The a-scope is a vertical flasher along the right side of the fullscreen sonar view.‍ This feature expands the most recently
received sonar data so that it is easier to see.‍ It can also be
helpful for detecting fish that are close to the bottom.‍
From a sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Menu > Sonar
Setup > Appearance > A-Scope > On.‍
Selecting the Transducer Type
Before you can select the transducer type, you must know what
kind of transducer you have.‍
If you are connecting a transducer that was not included with
the chartplotter, you may need to set the transducer type to
make the sonar function properly.‍ If the device automatically
detected your transducer, this option does not appear.‍
1 From a sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Setup >
Installation > Transducer Type.‍
2 Select an option:
• If you have a 200/77 kHz, dual-beam transducer, select
Dual Beam.‍
• If you have a 200/50 kHz, dual-frequency transducer,
select Dual Frequency.‍
• If you have another type of transducer, select it from the
list.‍
Sonar Setup
NOTE: Not all options and settings apply to all models, sounder
modules, and transducers.‍
Sonar Settings
From a sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Menu > Sonar
Setup.‍
Scroll Speed: Sets the rate at which the sonar scrolls from right
to left (Setting the Scroll Speed).‍
In shallow water, you can select a slower scroll speed to
extend the length of time the information is displayed on
screen.‍ In deeper water, you can select a faster scroll speed.‍
Automatic scroll speed adjusts the scrolling speed to the
speed the boat is traveling.‍
Noise Reject: Reduces the interference and the amount of
clutter shown on the sonar screen (Sonar Noise Rejection
Settings).‍
Sonar
Appearance: Configures the appearance of the sonar screen
(Sonar Appearance Settings).‍
Alarms: Sets sonar alarms (Sonar Alarm Settings).‍
Advanced: Configures various sonar display and data source
settings (Advanced Sonar Settings).‍
Installation: Configures the transducer (Transducer Installation
Settings).‍
Sonar Noise Rejection Settings
From a sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Menu > Sonar Setup
> Noise Reject.‍
Interference: Adjusts the sensitivity to reduce the effects of
interference from nearby sources of noise.‍
The lowest interference setting that achieves the desired
improvement should be used to remove interference from the
screen.‍ Correcting installation issues that cause noise is the
best way to eliminate interference.‍
Color Limit: Hides part of the color palette to help eliminate
fields of weak clutter.‍
By setting the color limit to the color of the undesired returns,
you can eliminate the display of undesired returns on the
screen.‍
Smoothing: Removes noise that is not part of a normal sonar
return, and adjusts the appearance of returns, such as the
bottom.‍
When smoothing is set to high, more of the low-level noise
remains than when using the interference control, but the
noise is more subdued because of averaging.‍ Smoothing
can remove speckle from the bottom.‍ Smoothing and
interference work well together to eliminate low-level noise.‍
You can adjust the interference and smoothing settings
incrementally to remove undesirable noise from the display.‍
Surface Noise: Hides surface noise to help reduce clutter.‍
Wider beam widths (lower frequencies) can show more
targets, but can generate more surface noise.‍
TVG: Adjusts the time varying gain, which can reduce noise.‍
This control is best used for situations when you want to
control and suppress clutter or noise near the water surface.‍
It also allows for the display of targets near the surface that
are otherwise hidden or masked by surface noise.‍
Sonar Appearance Settings
From a sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Menu > Sonar Setup
> Appearance.‍
Color: Sets the color scheme and color gain.‍
Overlay Data: Sets the data shown on the sonar screen.‍
A-Scope: Displays a vertical flasher along the right side of the
screen that shows instantaneously the range to targets along
a scale.‍
Depth Line: Shows a quick-reference depth line.‍
Edge: Highlights the strongest signal from the bottom to help
define the hardness or softness of the signal.‍
Pic.‍ Advance: Allows the sonar picture to advance faster by
drawing more than one column of data on the screen for
each column of sounder data received.‍ This is especially
helpful when you are using the sounder in deep water,
because the sonar signal takes longer to travel to the water
bottom and back to the transducer.‍
The 1/1 setting draws one column of information on the
screen per sounder return.‍ The 2/1 setting draws two
columns of information on the screen per sounder return,
and so on for the 4/1 and 8/1 settings.‍
Range Lines: Shows the vertical lines indicating the distance to
the right and left of the boat.‍ Available for SideVü sonar view.‍
Sonar
Sonar Alarm Settings
NOTE: Some settings require external accessories.‍
Select Settings > Alarms > Sonar.‍
Shallow Water: Sets an alarm to sound when the depth is less
than the specified value.‍
Deep Water: Sets an alarm to sound when the depth is greater
than the specified value.‍
Water Temp.‍: Sets an alarm to sound when the transducer
reports a temperature that is 2°F (1.‍1°C) above or below the
specified temperature.‍
Contour: Sets an alarm to sound when the transducer detects a
suspended target within the specified depth from the surface
of the water and from the bottom.‍
Fish Alarm: Sets an alarm to sound when the transducer
detects a suspended target within the specified depth range
and the specified color range.‍
Advanced Sonar Settings
From a sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Menu > Sonar Setup
> Advanced.‍
Transmit: Stops the transducer from transmitting.‍
Shift: Allows you to set the depth range on which the sonar is
focused.‍ This allows you to zoom in a higher resolution in the
focused depth.‍
When using shift, bottom tracking may not work effectively,
because the sonar looks for data within the depth range of
the focused area, which may not include the bottom.‍ Using
shift also can impact the scroll speed, because data outside
the depth range of the focused area is not processed, which
reduces the time required to receive and display the data.‍
You can zoom in to the focused area, which enables you to
evaluate target returns more closely at a higher resolution
than just zooming alone.‍
Echo Stretch: Adjusts the size of the echoes on the screen to
make it easier to see separate returns on the screen.‍
When targets are difficult to see, echo stretch makes the
target returns more pronounced and easier to see on the
screen.‍ If the echo stretch value is too high, the targets blend
together, and if the value is too low, the targets might be
small and difficult to see.‍
You can use echo stretch and filter width together to obtain
the preferable resolution and noise reduction.‍ With echo
stretch and filter width set to low, the display has the highest
resolution, but is the most susceptible to noise.‍ With echo
stretch set to high and filter width set to low, the display has
a lower resolution, but has wider targets.‍ With echo stretch
and filter width set to high, the display has the lowest
resolution, but is the least susceptible to noise.‍ It is not
recommended to set echo stretch to low and filter width to
high.‍
Bottom Track: Sets the frequency used for determining depth.‍
The bottom tracking control allows you to select the specific
channel that is used to track the bottom.‍ For example, you
can set the bottom tracking for the low frequency for deep
water operation.‍
Temp.‍ Source: Sets the channel for the water temperature log
when more than one water-temperature sensor or
temperature-capable transducer is connected.‍
Transducer Installation Settings
From a sonar view, select Menu > Sonar Menu > Sonar Setup
> Installation.‍
Transmit Rate: Sets the length of time between sonar pings.‍
Increasing the transmit rate increases the scroll speed, but it
may also increase self-interference.‍
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Reducing the transmit rate increases the spacing between
transmit pulses and can resolve self-interference.‍
Transmit Power: Reduces transducer ringing near the surface.‍
A lower transmit power value reduces transducer ringing.‍
Filter Width: Defines the edges of the target.‍ A shorter filter
defines the edges of the targets, but may allow more noise.‍
A longer filter creates softer target edges, and may also
reduce noise.‍
Transducer Diagnostics: Shows details about the transducer.‍
Flip Left/Right: Changes the SideVü view orientation from left
to right.‍
Sonar Recordings
Recording the Sonar Display
NOTE: Not all models support sonar recording.‍
1 Insert a memory card into the card slot.‍
2 From a sonar view, select Menu > Record Sonar.‍
15 minutes of sonar recording uses approximately 200 MB of
space of the inserted memory card.‍ You can record sonar
until the card reaches capacity.‍
Stopping the Sonar Recording
Before you can stop recording the sonar, you must begin
recording it (Recording the Sonar Display).‍
From a sonar view, select Menu > Stop Recording.‍
Deleting a Sonar Recording
1 Insert a memory card into the card slot.‍
2 Select Sonar > Sonar Recordings.‍
3 Select a recording.‍
4 Select Delete.‍
Playing Sonar Recordings
Before you can play back the sonar recordings, you must
download and install the HomePort™ application and record
sonar data onto a memory card.‍
1 Remove the memory card from the device.‍
2 Insert the memory card into a card reader attached to a
computer.‍
3 Open the HomePort application.‍
4 Select a sonar recording from your device list.‍
5 Right-click the sonar recording in the lower pane.‍
6 Select Playback.‍
Radar
WARNING
The marine radar transmits microwave energy that has the
potential to be harmful to humans and animals.‍ Before
beginning radar transmission, verify that the area around the
radar is clear.‍ The radar transmits a beam approximately 12°
above and below a line extending horizontally from the center of
the radar.‍ Avoid looking directly at the radar, because the eyes
are the most susceptible parts of the body.‍
NOTE: Not all models support radar.‍
When you connect your compatible chartplotter to an optional
Garmin marine radar, such as a GMR™ 1206 xHD or a GMR 24
HD, you can view more information about your surroundings.‍
The GMR transmits a narrow beam of microwave energy as it
rotates to a 360° pattern.‍ When the transmitted energy contacts
a target, some of that energy is reflected back to the radar.‍
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Radar Display Modes
NOTE: Not all modes are available with all radar devices and all
chartplotters.‍
Select Radar > Menu > Radar Menu > Change Radar, and
select a mode.‍
Cruising Mode: Shows a full-screen image of the gathered
radar information.‍
Harbor Mode: Intended for use in inland waters, this mode
works best with short-range signals (2 nm or less).‍
Offshore Mode: Intended for use in open waters, this mode
works best with long-range signals.‍
Sentry Mode: Allows you to put the radar into timed-transmit
mode, in which you can configure a radar transmit and
standby cycle to conserve power.‍ You can also enable a
guard zone in this mode, which identifies a safe zone around
your boat.‍ If you switch from Sentry mode to another mode,
the radar switches to full-time transmission and disables all
guard zones.‍
Radar Overlay Mode: Shows a full-screen image of the
gathered radar information on top of the Navigation chart.‍
The Radar overlay displays data based on the most recently
used radar mode.‍
Dual Range Mode: Provides a side-by-side view of both shortrange and long-range radar data.‍
Changing the Radar Mode
1 From a Radar screen, select Menu > Radar Menu >
Change Radar.‍
2 Select a radar mode.‍
Transmitting Radar Signals
NOTE: As a safety feature, the radar enters standby mode after
it warms up.‍ This gives you an opportunity to verify the area
around the radar is clear before beginning radar transmission.‍
1 With the chartplotter off, connect your radar as described in
the radar installation instructions.‍
2 Turn on the chartplotter.‍
The radar warms up and a countdown alerts you when the
radar is ready.‍
3 Select Radar > Menu > Radar Menu > Change Radar.‍
4 Select a radar mode.‍
A countdown message appears while the radar is starting up.‍
5 Select Menu > Transmit Radar.‍
Adjusting the Radar Range
The range of the radar signal indicates the length of the pulsed
signal transmitted and received by the radar.‍ As the range
increases, the radar transmits longer pulses in order to reach
distant targets.‍ Closer targets, especially rain and waves, also
reflect the longer pulses, which can add noise to the Radar
screen.‍ Viewing information about longer-range targets can also
decrease the amount of space available on the Radar screen
for viewing information about shorter-range targets.‍
• Select to decrease the range.‍
• Select to increase the range.‍
Tips for Selecting a Radar Range
• Determine what information you need to see on the Radar
screen.‍
For example, do you need information about nearby weather
conditions or targets and traffic, or are you more concerned
about distant weather conditions?
• Assess the environmental conditions where the radar is
being used.‍
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Especially in inclement weather, longer-range radar signals
can increase the clutter on the Radar screen and make it
more difficult to view information about shorter-range targets.‍
In rain, shorter-range radar signals can enable you to view
information about nearby objects more effectively, if the rain
clutter setting is configured optimally.‍
• Select the shortest effective range, given your reason for
using radar and the present environmental conditions.‍
2 Touch and drag the location of the outer guard-zone corner
À.‍
Zooming In and Out of the Radar Screen
• Pinch two fingers together to zoom out.‍
• Spread two fingers apart to zoom in.‍
• Drag the screen to pan, and then select
necessary.‍
or
to zoom, if
Marking a Waypoint on the Radar Screen
1 From a Radar screen or the Radar overlay, select a location.‍
2 Select Create Waypoint.‍
Sentry Mode
Sentry mode allows you to put the radar into timed-transmit
mode, in which you can configure a radar transmit and standby
cycle to conserve power.‍ You can also enable a guard zone in
this mode, which identifies a safe zone around your boat and
sounds an alarm when a radar object enters the zone.‍ Sentry
mode works with all Garmin GMR model radars.‍
Enabling Timed Transmit
From the sentry screen, select Menu > Radar Menu >
Sentry Setup > Timed Transmit > On.‍
Setting the Standby and Transmit Times
Before you can set the standby and transmit times, you must
enable timed transmit (Enabling Timed Transmit).‍
To help conserve power, you can indicate the radar standby
time and the transmit time to implement periodic radar signal
transmissions at set intervals.‍
1 From the sentry screen, select Menu > Radar Menu >
Sentry Setup.‍
2 Select Stdby Time.‍
3 Enter the time interval between radar signal transmissions.‍
4 Select Transmit Time.‍
5 Enter the duration of each radar signal transmission.‍
Enabling a Guard Zone
From the sentry screen, select Menu > Radar Menu >
Sentry Setup > Enable Guard Zone.‍
Defining a Circular Guard Zone
Before you can define the boundaries of the guard zone, you
must enable a guard zone (Enabling a Guard Zone).‍
You can define a circular guard zone that completely
encompasses your boat.‍
1 From the sentry screen, select Menu > Radar Menu >
Sentry Setup > Adjust Guard Zone > Adjust Guard Zone
> Circle.‍
2 Select the location of the outer guard zone circle.‍
3 Select the location of the inner guard zone circle to define
the width of the guard zone.‍
Defining a Partial Guard Zone
You can define the boundaries of a guard zone that does not
completely encompass your boat.‍
1 From the sentry screen, select Menu > Radar Menu >
Sentry Setup > Adjust Guard Zone > Adjust Guard Zone
> Corner 1.‍
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3 Select Corner 2.‍
4 Touch the location of the inner guard-zone corner Á to
define the width of the guard zone.‍
Radar Targeting and MARPA
Radar targeting enables you to identify and track objects.‍
Mini-automatic radar plotting aid (MARPA) is primarily used for
collision avoidance.‍ To use MARPA, you assign a MARPA tag
to a target.‍ The radar system automatically tracks the tagged
object and provides you with information about the object,
including the range, bearing, speed, GPS heading, nearest
approach, and time to nearest approach.‍ MARPA indicates the
status of each tagged object (acquiring, lost, tracking, or
dangerous), and the chartplotter can sound a collision alarm if
the object enters your safe zone.‍
MARPA Targeting Symbols
Acquiring a target.‍ Concentric, dashed green rings radiate from
the target while the radar is locking onto it.‍
Target has been acquired.‍ A solid green ring indicates the
location of a target that the radar has locked onto.‍ A dashed
green line attached to the circle indicates the projected course
over ground or the GPS heading of the target.‍
Dangerous target is in range.‍ A red ring flashes from the target
while an alarm sounds and a message banner appears.‍ After
the alarm has been acknowledged, a solid red dot with a
dashed red line attached to it indicates the location and the
projected course over ground or the GPS heading of the target.‍
If the safe-zone collision alarm has been set to Off, the target
flashes, but the audible alarm does not sound and the alarm
banner does not appear.‍
Target has been lost.‍ A solid green ring with an X through it
indicates that the radar could not lock onto the target.‍
Closest point of approach and time to closest point of approach
to a dangerous target.‍
Assigning a MARPA Tag to an Object
Before you can use MARPA, you must have a heading sensor
connected and an active GPS signal.‍ The heading sensor must
provide the NMEA 2000 parameter group number (PGN)
127250 or the NMEA® 0183 HDM or HDG output sentence.‍
1 From the Harbor, Offshore, or Cruising Radar screen, select
an object or location.‍
2 Select Acquire Target > MARPA Target.‍
Viewing Information about a MARPA-tagged Object
You can view the range, bearing, speed, and other information
about a MARPA-tagged object.‍
1 From a radar screen, select a targeted object.‍
2 Select MARPA Target.‍
Removing a MARPA Tag from a Targeted Object
1 From the Radar screen, select a MARPA target.‍
2 Select MARPA Target > Remove.‍
Viewing a List of AIS and MARPA Threats
From any Radar screen or the Radar overlay, you can view and
customize the appearance of a list of AIS and MARPA threats.‍
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1 From a Radar screen, select Menu > Radar Menu > Other
Vessels > AIS & MARPA List > Show.‍
2 Select the type of threats to include in the list.‍
Showing AIS Vessels on the Radar Screen
AIS requires the use of an external AIS device and active
transponder signals from other vessels.‍
You can configure how other vessels appear on the Radar
screen.‍ If any setting (except the AIS display range) is
configured for one radar mode, the setting is applied to every
other radar mode.‍ The details and projected heading settings
configured for one radar mode are applied to every other radar
mode and to the Radar overlay.‍
1 From a Radar screen or the Radar overlay, select Menu >
Radar Menu > Other Vessels > Display Setup.‍
Select
an option:
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• To indicate the distance from your location within which
AIS vessels appear, select Display Range, and select a
distance.‍
• To show details about AIS-activated vessels, select
Details > Show.‍
• To set the projected heading time for AIS-activated
vessels, select Projected Heading, and enter the time.‍
VRM and EBL
The variable range marker (VRM) and the electronic bearing
line (EBL) measure the distance and bearing from your boat to
a target object.‍ On the Radar screen, the VRM appears as a
circle that is centered on the present location of your boat, and
the EBL appears as a line that begins at the present location of
your boat and intersects the VRM.‍ The point of intersection is
the target of the VRM and the EBL.‍
Showing the VRM and the EBL
The VRM and the EBL configured for one mode are applied to
other radar modes.‍
NOTE: The VRM and the EBL cannot be changed in sentry
mode.‍
From a Radar screen, select Menu > Radar Menu > Show
VRM/EBL.‍
Adjusting the VRM and the EBL
Before you can adjust the VRM and the EBL, you must show
them on the Radar screen (Showing the VRM and the EBL).‍
You can adjust the diameter of the VRM and the angle of the
EBL, which moves the intersection point of the VRM and the
EBL.‍ The VRM and the EBL configured for one mode are
applied to all other radar modes.‍
1 From a Radar screen, select a new location for the
intersection point of the VRM and the EBL.‍
2 Select Drop VRM/EBL.‍
3 Select Stop Pointing.‍
Measuring the Range and Bearing to a Target Object
Before you can adjust the VRM and the EBL, you must show
them on the Radar screen (Showing the VRM and the EBL).‍
1 From a Radar screen, select the target location.‍
2 Select Measure Distance.‍
The range and the bearing to the target location appear in
the upper-left corner of the screen.‍
Radar Overlay
When you connect your chartplotter to an optional Garmin
marine radar, you can use the Radar overlay to overlay radar
information on the Navigation chart or on the Fishing chart.‍
The Radar overlay superimposes radar information on the
Navigation chart or the Fishing chart.‍ Data appears on the
Radar overlay based on the most recently used radar mode
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(such as Harbor, Offshore, or Sentry), and all settings
configurations applied to the Radar overlay are also applied to
the last-used radar mode.‍ For example, if you use Harbor mode
and then you switch to the Radar overlay, the Radar overlay
would show Harbor mode radar data.‍ If you changed the gain
setting using the Radar overlay menu, the gain setting for
Harbor mode would change automatically.‍
Radar Overlay and Chart Data Alignment
When using the Radar overlay, the chartplotter aligns radar data
with chart data based on the boat heading, which is based by
default on data from a magnetic heading sensor connected
using a NMEA 0183 or NMEA 2000 network.‍ If a heading
sensor is not available, the boat heading is based on GPS
tracking data.‍
GPS tracking data indicates the direction in which the boat is
moving, not the direction in which the boat is pointing.‍ If the
boat is drifting backward or sideways due to a current or wind,
the Radar overlay may not perfectly align with the chart data.‍
This situation should be avoided by using boat-heading data
from an electronic compass.‍
If the boat heading is based on data from a magnetic heading
sensor or an automatic pilot, the heading data could be
compromised due to incorrect setup, mechanical malfunction,
magnetic interference, or other factors.‍ If the heading data is
compromised, the Radar overlay may not align perfectly with
the chart data.‍
Showing the Radar Overlay
The Radar overlay displays data based on the most recently
used radar mode.‍
From a Radar screen, select Menu > Radar Menu >
Change Radar > Radar Overlay.‍
The radar picture appears in orange and overlays the
Navigation chart.‍
Stopping the Transmission of Radar Signals
From a Radar screen, select Menu > Radar Menu > Radar
to Standby.‍
TIP: Press from any screen to quickly stop radar
transmission.‍
Optimizing the Radar Display
You can adjust the radar display settings for reduced clutter and
increased accuracy.‍
NOTE: You can optimize the radar display for each radar mode.‍
1 Select a radar range (Adjusting the Radar Range).‍
2 Restore the default value of the gain setting (Adjusting Gain
on the Radar Screen Automatically).‍
3 Adjust the gain setting manually (Adjusting Gain on the
Radar Screen Manually).‍
Radar Gain and Clutter
Adjusting Gain on the Radar Screen Automatically
The automatic gain setting for each radar mode is optimized for
that mode, and may differ from the automatic gain setting used
for another mode.‍
NOTE: Depending upon the radar in use, the gain setting
configured for use in one radar mode may or may not be
applied to other radar modes or to the Radar overlay.‍
NOTE: Not all options and settings are available on all radar
and chartplotter models.‍
1 From a Radar screen or the Radar overlay, select Menu >
Radar Menu > Gain.‍
2 Select an available option:
• Select Auto.‍
Radar
The chartplotter sets the gain automatically once, based
on average conditions, the range of the radar signal, and
the selected radar mode.‍ The chartplotter does not adjust
the gain automatically in response to changing conditions.‍
• Select Harbor or Offshore.‍
The chartplotter automatically adjusts the gain for the
conditions.‍
Adjusting Gain on the Radar Screen Manually
For optimal radar performance, you can manually adjust the
gain.‍
NOTE: Depending upon the radar in use, the gain setting
configured for use in one radar mode may or may not be
applied to other radar modes or to the Radar overlay.‍
1 From a Radar screen or the Radar overlay, select Menu >
Radar Menu > Gain.‍
2 Select Up to raise the gain, until light speckles appear across
the Radar screen.‍
Data on the Radar screen is refreshed every few seconds.‍
As a result, the effects of manually adjusting the gain may
not appear instantly.‍ Adjust the gain slowly.‍
3 Select Down to lower the gain until the speckles disappear.‍
4 If boats, land, or other targets are within range, select Down
to lower the gain until the targets begin to blink.‍
5 Select Up to raise the gain until the boats, land, or other
targets appear steadily lit on the Radar screen.‍
6 Minimize the appearance of nearby large objects, if
necessary.‍
7 Minimize the appearance of side-lobe echoes, if necessary.‍
Minimizing Nearby Large-Object Interference
Nearby targets of significant size, such as jetty walls, can cause
a very bright image of the target to appear on the Radar screen.‍
This image can obscure smaller targets located near it.‍
NOTE: Depending upon the radar in use, the gain setting
configured for use in one radar mode may or may not be
applied to other radar modes or to the Radar overlay.‍
1 From a Radar screen or the Radar overlay, select Menu >
Radar Menu > Gain.‍
2 Select Down to lower the gain until the smaller targets are
clearly visible on the Radar screen.‍
Reducing the gain to eliminate nearby large-object
interference may cause smaller or distant targets to blink or
disappear from the Radar screen.‍
Minimizing Side-Lobe Interference on the Radar Screen
Side-lobe interference may appear to streak outward from a
target in a semi-circular pattern.‍ Side-lobe effects can be
avoided by reducing the gain or reducing the radar range.‍
NOTE: Depending upon the radar in use, the gain setting
configured for use in one radar mode may or may not be
applied to other radar modes or to the Radar overlay.‍
1 From a Radar screen or the Radar overlay, select Menu >
Radar Menu > Gain.‍
2 Select Down to lower the gain until the semi-circular,
streaked pattern disappears from the Radar screen.‍
Reducing the gain to eliminate side-lobe interference may
cause smaller or distant targets to blink or disappear from
the Radar screen.‍
Adjusting Sea Clutter on the Radar Screen Automatically
You can set the chartplotter to automatically adjust the
appearance of clutter caused by choppy sea conditions.‍
NOTE: Depending upon the radar in use, the sea clutter setting
configured for use in one radar mode may or may not be
applied to other radar modes or to the radar overlay.‍
Radar
NOTE: Not all options and settings are available on all radar
and chartplotter models.‍
1 From a radar screen or the radar overlay, select Menu >
Radar Menu > Noise Rejection > Sea Clutter.‍
2 Select Presets or Auto.‍
3 Select a setting that reflects the present sea conditions.‍
When using a compatible radar model, the chartplotter adjusts
the sea clutter based on the sea conditions automatically.‍
Adjusting Rain Clutter on the Radar Screen
You can adjust the appearance of clutter caused by rain.‍
Reducing the radar range also can minimize rain clutter
(Zooming In and Out of the Radar Screen).‍
The rain clutter setting affects the appearance of nearby rain
clutter and targets more than it affects the appearance of distant
rain clutter and targets.‍ A higher rain clutter setting reduces the
appearance of clutter caused by nearby rain, but it can also
reduce or eliminate the appearance of nearby targets.‍
NOTE: Depending upon the radar in use, the rain clutter
settings configured for use in one radar mode may or may not
be applied to other radar modes or to the Radar overlay.‍
1 From a Radar screen or the Radar overlay, select Menu >
Radar Menu > Noise Rejection > Rain Clutter.‍
2 Select Up or Down to decrease or increase the appearance
of nearby rain clutter until other targets are clearly visible on
the Radar screen.‍
Clutter caused by rain may still be visible.‍
Reducing Cross Talk Clutter on the Radar Screen
You can reduce the appearance of clutter caused by
interference from another nearby radar source, when the cross
talk reject setting is on.‍
NOTE: Depending upon the radar in use, the cross talk reject
setting configured for use in one radar mode may or may not be
applied to other radar modes or to the Radar overlay.‍
From a Radar screen or the Radar overlay, select Menu >
Radar Menu > Noise Rejection > Cross Talk Reject.‍
Radar Display Settings
From any Radar screen or the Radar overlay, select Menu >
Radar Menu > Radar Setup.‍
Orientation: Sets the perspective of the radar display.‍ The
orientation setting applies to every radar mode.‍ This setting
does not apply to the Radar overlay.‍
Appearance: Sets the color scheme, look-ahead speed, and
navigation appearance.‍
Front of Boat: Compensates for the physical location of the
radar scanner on a boat, if the radar scanner does not align
with the bow-stern axis.‍
Radar Appearance Settings
From a Radar screen, select Menu > Radar Menu > Radar
Setup > Appearance.‍
NOTE: These settings do not apply to the Radar overlay.‍
Color Scheme: Sets the color scheme.‍
Look-Ahead Speed: Shifts your present location toward the
bottom of the screen automatically as your speed increases.‍
Enter your top speed for the best results.‍
Heading Line: Shows an extension from the bow of the boat in
the direction of travel on the radar screen.‍
Rings: Shows the range rings that help you to visualize
distances on the radar screen.‍
Nav.‍ Lines: Shows the navigation lines that indicate the course
you have set using Route To, Guide To, or Go To.‍
Waypoints: Shows waypoints on the radar screen.‍
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Front-of-Boat Offset
The front-of-boat offset compensates for the physical location of
the radar scanner on a boat, if the radar scanner does not align
with the bow-stern axis.‍
Measuring the Potential Front-of-Boat Offset
The front-of-boat offset compensates for the physical location of
the radar scanner on a boat, if the radar scanner does not align
with the bow-stern axis.‍
1 Using a magnetic compass, take an optical bearing of a
stationary target located within viewable range.‍
2 Measure the target bearing on the radar.‍
3 If the bearing deviation is more than +/- 1°, set the front-ofboat offset.‍
Setting the Front-of-Boat Offset
Before you can set the front-of-boat offset, you must measure
the potential front-of-boat offset.‍
The front-of-boat offset setting configured for use in one radar
mode is applied to every other radar mode and to the Radar
overlay.‍
1 From a Radar screen or the Radar overlay, select Menu >
Radar Menu > Radar Setup > Front of Boat.‍
2 Select Up or Down to adjust the offset.‍
Autopilot
WARNING
You can use the autopilot feature only at a station installed next
to a helm, throttle, and helm control device.‍
You are responsible for the safe and prudent operation of your
vessel.‍ The autopilot is a tool that enhances your capability to
operate your boat.‍ It does not relieve you of the responsibility of
safely operating your boat.‍ Avoid navigational hazards and
never leave the helm unattended.‍
Always be prepared to promptly regain manual control of your
boat.‍
Learn to operate the autopilot on calm and hazard-free open
water.‍
Use caution when operating the autopilot near hazards in the
water, such as docks, pilings, and other boats.‍
The autopilot system continuously adjusts the steering of your
boat to maintain a constant heading (heading hold).‍ The system
also allows manual steering and several modes of automaticsteering functions and patterns.‍
Autopilot Screen
Engaging the Autopilot
When you engage the autopilot, the autopilot takes control of
the helm and steers the boat to maintain your heading.‍
From any screen, select Engage.‍
Your intended heading shows in the center of the Autopilot
screen.‍
Adjusting the Heading with the Helm
NOTE: You must enable the Shadow Drive™ feature before you
can adjust the heading using the helm (Enabling Shadow
Drive).‍
With the autopilot engaged, manually steer the boat.‍
The autopilot activates Shadow Drive mode.‍
When you release the helm and manually maintain a specific
heading for a few seconds, the autopilot resumes a heading
hold at the new heading.‍
Adjusting the Heading with the Chartplotter in Step
Steering Mode
Before you can steer your boat using the keys at the bottom of
the autopilot screen, you must engage the autopilot (Engaging
the Autopilot).‍
• Select <1° or 1°> to initiate a single 1° turn.‍
• Select <<10° or 10°>> to initiate a single 10° turn.‍
• Hold <1° or 1°> to initiate a rate-controlled turn.‍
The boat continues to turn until you let go of the key.‍
• Hold <<10° or 10°>> to initiate a sequence of 10° turns.‍
Adjusting the Heading with the Chartplotter in
Rudder Steering Mode
Before you can steer your boat using the keys at the bottom of
the autopilot screen, you must engage the autopilot (Engaging
the Autopilot).‍
• Select or to steer the boat in a single 1° turn.‍
• Hold or to steer the boat in a rate-controlled turn.‍
The boat continues to turn until you let go of the key.‍
Autopilot Settings
NOTE: Some settings and options are available only in power
boat or sailing mode.‍
Before you can control the autopilot with the chartplotter or the
helm control device, you must configure the autopilot using the
helm control device.‍ For more information about configuring the
autopilot, see the instructions that came with the autopilot or the
helm control device.‍ There are some settings that you can
configure using the chartplotter to suit your needs.‍
Selecting the Steering Mode
Rudder steering mode turns the boat in 1° increments when you
select a key.‍
Step steering mode turns the boat in increments of 10°.‍ You can
customize step turn size increments (Adjusting the Step
Steering Increment).‍
1 From the autopilot screen, select Menu > Autopilot Menu.‍
2 Select Steering Mode to toggle between rudder steering
mode and step steering mode.‍
NOTE: Rudder steering mode is for use only on power
planing hull or power displacement hull boats.‍
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Actual heading
Intended heading (heading the autopilot is steering toward)
Actual heading (when in standby mode)
Intended heading (when engaged)
Rudder position indicator (This functionality is available only when
a rudder sensor is connected.‍)
Adjusting the Step Steering Increment
1 From the Autopilot screen, select Menu > Autopilot Setup >
Steering Mode > Step Turn Size.‍
2 Select an increment.‍
Setting the Power Saver
You can adjust the level of rudder activity.‍
Autopilot
1 From the Autopilot screen, select Menu > Autopilot Menu >
Autopilot Setup > Power Saver.‍
2 Select a percentage.‍
Selecting a higher percentage reduces rudder activity at the
expense of heading performance.‍ The higher the
percentage, the more the course deviates before the
autopilot corrects it.‍
TIP: In choppy conditions at low speeds, increasing the
Power Saver percentage reduces rudder activity.‍
Enabling Shadow Drive
NOTE: The Shadow Drive feature is available only on hydraulic
steering systems.‍
From the Autopilot screen, select Menu > Autopilot Menu >
Autopilot Setup > Shadow Drive > Enabled.‍
Adjusting Shadow Drive Sensitivity
Select Menu > Autopilot Menu > Autopilot Setup >
Shadow Drive Sensitivity.‍
Direction Control
Direction control informs the autopilot which direction the boat is
moving (forward or reverse) using the helm control.‍
Enabling Direction Control
1 Select Menu > Autopilot Menu > Autopilot Setup >
Direction Control.‍
2 Select Enabled.‍
Using Direction Control
Before you can use direction control, you must enable the
direction control functionality (Enabling Direction Control).‍
When traveling in standby mode, select Direction.‍
appears in the upper-right corner.‍
Steering Patterns
WARNING
You are responsible for the safe operation of your boat.‍ Do not
begin a pattern until you are certain that the water is clear of
obstacles.‍
The autopilot can steer the boat in preset patterns for fishing,
and it can also perform other specialty maneuvers such as Uturns and Williamson turns.‍
Following the U-Turn Pattern
You can use the u-turn pattern to turn the boat around 180° and
maintain the new heading.‍
1 Form the autopilot screen, select Menu > Autopilot Menu >
Pattern Steering > U-Turn > Engage.‍
2 Select Engage Port or Engage Starboard.‍
Setting Up and Following the Circles Pattern
You can use the circles pattern to steer the boat in a continuous
circle, in a specified direction, and at a specified time interval.‍
1 From the Autopilot screen, select Menu > Autopilot Menu >
Pattern Steering > Circles.‍
2 If necessary, select Time, and select a time for the autopilot
to steer one complete circle.‍
3 Select Engage Port or Engage Starboard.‍
Setting Up and Following the Zigzag Pattern
You can use the zigzag pattern to steer the boat from port to
starboard and back, over a specified time and angle, across
your present heading.‍
1 From the Autopilot screen, select Menu > Autopilot Menu >
Pattern Steering > Zigzag.‍
2 If necessary, select Amplitude, and select a degree.‍
Autopilot
3 If necessary, select Period, and select a length of time.‍
4 Select Engage Zigzag.‍
Following the Williamson Turn Pattern
You can use the Williamson turn pattern to steer the boat
around with the intent of running alongside the location where
the Williamson turn pattern was initiated.‍ The Williamson turn
pattern can be used in man overboard situations.‍
1 From the Autopilot screen, select Menu > Autopilot Menu >
Pattern Steering > Williamson Turn.‍
2 Select Engage Port or Engage Starboard.‍
Following an Orbit Pattern
You can use the orbit pattern to steer the boat in a continuous
circle around the active waypoint.‍ The size of the circle is
defined by your distance from the active waypoint when you
begin the orbit pattern.‍
1 From the Autopilot screen, select Menu > Autopilot Menu >
Pattern Steering > Orbit.‍
2 Select Engage Port or Engage Starboard.‍
Setting Up and Following the Cloverleaf Pattern
You can use the cloverleaf pattern to steer the boat to
repeatedly pass over an active waypoint.‍ When you begin the
cloverleaf pattern, the autopilot drives the boat toward the active
waypoint and begins the cloverleaf pattern.‍
You can adjust the distance between the waypoint and the
location where the autopilot turns the boat for another pass over
the waypoint.‍ The default setting turns the boat at a range of
1000 ft.‍ (300 m) from the active waypoint.‍
1 From the Autopilot screen, select Menu > Autopilot Menu >
Pattern Steering > Cloverleaf.‍
2 If necessary, select Length, and select a distance.‍
3 Select Engage Port or Engage Starboard.‍
Setting Up and Following a Search Pattern
You can use the search pattern to steer the boat in increasingly
larger circles outward from the active waypoint, forming a spiral
pattern.‍ When you begin the search pattern, the autopilot drives
the boat to the active waypoint and begins the pattern.‍
You can adjust the distance between each circle in the spiral.‍
The default distance between circles is 50 ft.‍ (20 m).‍
1 From the Autopilot screen, select Menu > Autopilot Menu >
Pattern Steering > Search.‍
2 If necessary, select Search Spacing, and select a distance.‍
3 Select Engage Port or Engage Starboard.‍
Cancelling a Steering Pattern
• Physically steer the boat.‍
NOTE: Shadow Drive must be enabled to cancel a steering
pattern by physically steering the boat.‍
• Select or to cancel a pattern using step steering mode.‍
• Select Standby.‍
Sailboat Autopilot Operation
CAUTION
When engaged, the autopilot controls only the rudder.‍ You and
your crew remain responsible for the sails while the autopilot is
engaged.‍
In addition to heading hold, you can use the autopilot to
maintain a wind hold.‍ You can also use the autopilot to control
the rudder while tacking and gybing.‍
Wind Hold
You can set the autopilot to maintain a specific bearing relative
to the current wind angle.‍ Your device must be connected to a
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NMEA 2000 or NMEA 0183 compatible wind sensor to perform
a wind hold or a wind-based tack or gybe.‍
Setting the Wind Hold Type
Before you can enable the wind hold type, you must connect a
NMEA 2000 or NMEA 0183 wind sensor to the autopilot.‍
For advanced autopilot configuration, see the installation
instructions included with your autopilot.‍
1 From the autopilot screen, select Menu > Autopilot Menu >
Autopilot Setup > Wind Hold Type.‍
Select
Apparent or True.‍
2
Engaging Wind Hold
Before you can enable the wind hold type, you must connect a
NMEA 2000 or NMEA 0183 wind sensor to the autopilot.‍
When the autopilot is in standby mode, select Wind Hold.‍
Engaging Wind Hold from Heading Hold
Before you can enable the wind hold type, you must connect a
NMEA 2000 or NMEA 0183 wind sensor to the autopilot.‍
With heading hold engaged, select Menu > Wind Hold.‍
Adjusting the Wind Hold Angle with the Autopilot
You can adjust the wind hold angle on the autopilot when wind
hold is engaged.‍
• To adjust the wind hold angle in increments of 1°, select or
.‍
• To adjust the wind hold angle in increments of 10°, hold or
.‍
Tack and Gybe
You can set the autopilot to perform a tack or gybe while
heading hold or wind hold is engaged.‍
Tacking and Gybing from Heading Hold
1 Engage heading hold (Engaging the Autopilot).‍
2 Select Menu > Autopilot Menu > Tack Gybe.‍
3 Select a direction.‍
The autopilot steers your boat through a tack or gybe.‍
Tacking and Gybing from Wind Hold
Before you can engage wind hold, you must have a wind sensor
installed.‍
1 Engage wind hold (Engaging Wind Hold).‍
2 Select Menu > Tack Gybe.‍
3 Select Tack or Gybe.‍
The autopilot steers your boat through a tack or gybe, and
information about the progress of the tack or gybe appears
on the screen.‍
Setting a Tack and Gybe Delay
The tack and gybe delay allows you to delay steering a tack and
gybe after you initiate the maneuver.‍
1 From the autopilot screen, select Menu > Autopilot Menu >
Autopilot Setup > Sailing Setup > Tack Delay.‍
2 Select the length of the delay.‍
3 If necessary, select Done.‍
Enabling the Gybe Inhibitor
NOTE: The gybe inhibitor does not prevent you from manually
performing a gybe using the helm or step steering.‍
The gybe inhibitor prevents the autopilot from performing a
gybe.‍
1 Select Menu > Autopilot Menu > Autopilot Setup > Sailing
Setup > Gybe Inhibitor.‍
2 Select Enabled.‍
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Digital Selective Calling
Networked Chartplotter and VHF Radio
Functionality
If you have a NMEA 0183 VHF radio or a NMEA 2000 VHF
radio connected to your chartplotter, these features are
enabled.‍
• The chartplotter can transfer your GPS position to your radio.‍
If your radio is capable, GPS position information is
transmitted with DSC calls.‍
• The chartplotter can receive digital selective calling (DSC)
distress and position information from the radio.‍
• The chartplotter can track the positions of vessels sending
position reports.‍
If you have a Garmin NMEA 2000 VHF radio connected to your
chartplotter, these features are also enabled.‍
• The chartplotter allows you to quickly set up and send
individual routine call details to your Garmin VHF radio.‍
• When you initiate a man-overboard distress call from your
radio, the chartplotter shows the man-overboard screen and
prompts you to navigate to the man-overboard point.‍
• When you initiate a man-overboard distress call from your
chartplotter, the radio shows the Distress Call page to initiate
a man-overboard distress call.‍
Turning On DSC
Select Settings > Other Vessels > DSC.‍
DSC List
The DSC list is a log of the most recent DSC calls and other
DSC contacts you have entered.‍ The DSC list can contain up to
100 entries.‍ The DSC list shows the most recent call from a
boat.‍ If a second call is received from the same boat, it replaces
the first call in the call list.‍
Viewing the DSC List
Before you can view the DSC list, the chartplotter must be
connected to a VHF radio that supports DSC.‍
Select Info > DSC List.‍
Adding a DSC Contact
You can add a vessel to your DSC list.‍ You can make calls to a
DSC contact from the chartplotter.‍
1 Select Info > DSC List > Add Contact.‍
2 Enter the Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) of the
vessel.‍
3 Enter the name of the vessel.‍
Incoming Distress Calls
If your compatible chartplotter and VHF radio are connected
using NMEA 0183 or NMEA 2000, your chartplotter alerts you
when your VHF radio receives a DSC distress call.‍ If position
information was sent with the distress call, that information is
also available and recorded with the call.‍
designates a distress call in the DSC list and marks the
position of the vessel on the Navigation chart at the time of the
DSC distress call.‍
Navigating to a Vessel in Distress
designates a distress call in the DSC list and marks the
position of a vessel on the Navigation chart at the time of the
DSC distress call.‍
1 Select Info > DSC List.‍
2 Select a position-report call.‍
3 Select Review > Navigate To.‍
Digital Selective Calling
4 Select Go To or Route To.‍
Man-Overboard Distress Calls Initiated from a VHF
Radio
When the chartplotter is connected to a compatible VHF radio
with NMEA 2000, and you initiate a man-overboard DSC
distress call from the radio, the chartplotter shows the manoverboard screen and prompts you to navigate to the manoverboard point.‍ If you have a compatible autopilot system
connected to the network, the chartplotter prompts you to start a
Williamson’s turn to the man-overboard point.‍
If you cancel the man-overboard distress call on the radio, the
chartplotter screen prompting you to activate navigation to the
man-overboard location disappears.‍
Man-Overboard and SOS Distress Calls Initiated from
the Chartplotter
When your chartplotter is connected to a Garmin NMEA 2000
compatible radio and you mark an SOS or man-overboard
location, the radio shows the Distress Call page so you can
quickly initiate a distress call.‍
For information on placing distress calls from your radio, see the
VHF radio owner’s manual.‍ For information about marking an
MOB or SOS location, see Marking an SOS Location.‍
Position Tracking
When you connect the chartplotter to a VHF radio using NMEA
0183, you can track vessels that send position reports.‍
This feature is also available with NMEA 2000, when the vessel
sends the correct PGN data (PGN 129808; DSC Call
Information).‍
Every position report call received is logged in the DSC list
(DSC List).‍
Viewing a Position Report
1 Select Info > DSC List.‍
2 Select a position-report call.‍
3 Select Review.‍
4 Select an option:
• To switch to a Navigation chart marking the location,
select Next Page.‍
• To view the position report details, select Previous Page.‍
Navigating to a Tracked Vessel
1 Select Info > DSC List.‍
2 Select a position-report call.‍
3 Select Review > Navigate To.‍
4 Select Go To or Route To.‍
Creating a Waypoint at the Position of a Tracked
Vessel
1 Select Info > DSC List.‍
2 Select a position-report call.‍
3 Select Review > Create Waypoint.‍
Editing Information in a Position Report
1 Select Info > DSC List.‍
2 Select a position-report call.‍
3 Select Review > Edit.‍
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To enter the name of the vessel, select Name.‍
To select a new symbol, select Symbol, if available.‍
To enter a comment, select Comment.‍
To show a trail line for the vessel if your radio is tracking
the position of the vessel, select Trail.‍
• To select a color for the trail line, select Trail Line.‍
Gauges and Graphs
Deleting a Position-Report Call
1 Select Info > DSC List.‍
2 Select a position-report call.‍
3 Select Review > Clear Report.‍
Viewing Vessel Trails on the Chart
You can view trails for all tracked vessels on some chart views.‍
By default, a black line indicates the path of the vessel, a black
dot indicates each previously reported position of a tracked
vessel, and a blue flag indicates the last reported position of the
vessel.‍
1 From a chart or 3D chart view, select Menu > Chart Setup >
Other Vessels > DSC > DSC Trails.‍
2 Select the number of hours to show tracked vessels on the
chart.‍
For example, if you select 4 Hours, all trail points that are
less than four hours old appear for all tracked vessels.‍
Individual Routine Calls
When you connect the chartplotter to a Garmin VHF radio, you
can use the chartplotter interface to set up an individual routine
call.‍
When setting up an individual routine call from your chartplotter,
you can select the DSC channel on which you want to
communicate.‍ The radio transmits this request with your call.‍
Selecting a DSC Channel
NOTE: The selection of a DSC channel is limited to those
channels that are available in all frequency bands.‍ The default
channel is 72.‍ If you select a different channel, the chartplotter
uses that channel for subsequent calls until you call using
another channel.‍
1 Select Info > DSC List.‍
2 Select a vessel or a station to call.‍
3 Select Review > Call with Radio > Channel.‍
4 Select an available channel.‍
Making an Individual Routine Call
NOTE: When initiating a call from the chartplotter, if the radio
does not have an MMSI number programmed, the radio will not
receive call information.‍
1 Select Info > DSC List.‍
2 Select a vessel or a station to call.‍
3 Select Review > Call with Radio.‍
4 If necessary, select Channel, and select a new channel.‍
5 Select Send.‍
The chartplotter sends information about the call to the radio.‍
6 On your Garmin VHF radio, select Call.‍
Making an Individual Routine Call to an AIS Target
1 From a chart or 3D chart view, select an AIS target.‍
2 Select AIS Vessel > Call with Radio.‍
3 If necessary, select Channel, and select a new channel.‍
4 Select Send.‍
The chartplotter sends information about the call to the radio.‍
5 On your Garmin VHF radio, select Call.‍
Gauges and Graphs
The gauges and graphs provide various information about the
engine and environment.‍ To view the information, a compatible
transducer or sensor must be connected to the network.‍
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Viewing Engine and Fuel Gauges
Before you can view engine and fuel gauges, you must be
connected to a NMEA 2000 network capable of sensing engine
and fuel data.‍ See the installation instructions for details.‍
Select Info > Gauges.‍
Changing the Data Shown in a Gauge
1 From a gauges screen, hold a gauge.‍
2 Select a data type.‍
3 Select the data to display.‍
Customizing Engine Gauge and Fuel Gauge Limits
You can configure the upper and lower limits and the range of
desired standard operation of a gauge.‍ When a value exceeds
the range of standard operation, the gauge becomes red.‍
NOTE: Not all options are available for all gauges.‍
1 From the engine gauges screen, select Menu > Gauge
Setup > Set Gauge Limits.‍
2 Select a gauge.‍
3 Select Gauge Limits > Mode.‍
4 Select an option:
• To set the minimum value of the standard operating
range, select Rated Min.‍.‍
• To set the maximum value of the standard operating
range, select Rated Max.‍.‍
• To set the lower limit of the gauge lower than the rated
minimum, select Scale Min.‍.‍
• To set the upper limit of the gauge higher than the rated
maximum, select Scale Max.‍.‍
5 Select the limit value.‍
6 Repeat steps 4 and 5 to set additional gauge limits.‍
Enabling Status Alarms for Engine Gauges
You can enable the chartplotter to display engine status alarms.‍
From the engine gauges screen, select Menu > Gauge
Setup > Status Alarms > On.‍
When an engine alarms is triggered, a gauge status alarm
message appears and the gauge may become red depending
on the type of alarm.‍
Enabling Some Engine Gauge Status Alarms
1 From the engine gauges screen, select Menu > Gauge
Setup > Status Alarms > Custom.‍
Setting the Fuel Capacity of the Vessel
1 Select Settings > My Vessel > Fuel Capacity.‍
2 Enter the combined total capacity of the fuel tanks.‍
Synchronizing the Fuel Data with the Actual Vessel
Fuel
You can synchronize the fuel levels in the chartplotter with the
actual fuel in the vessel when you add fuel to your vessel.‍
1 Select Info > Gauges > Engine > Menu.‍
2 Select an option:
• After you have filled up all the fuel tanks on the vessel,
select Fill Up All Tanks.‍ The fuel level is reset to
maximum capacity.‍
• After you have added less than a full tank of fuel, select
Add Fuel to Boat, and enter the amount added.‍
• To specify the total fuel in the vessel tanks, select Set
Total Fuel Onboard, and enter the total amount of fuel in
the tanks.‍
Setting the Fuel Alarm
Before you can set a fuel level alarm, a compatible fuel flow
sensor must be connected to the NMEA 2000 network.‍
You can set an alarm to sound when the total amount of
remaining onboard fuel reaches the level you specify.‍
1 Select Settings > Alarms > Fuel > Fuel Alarm > On.‍
2 Enter the remaining amount of fuel that triggers the alarm.‍
Viewing Trip Gauges
Trip gauges show information for odometer, speed, time, and
fuel for your present trip.‍
Select Info > Trip & Graphs > Trip.‍
Resetting Trip Gauges
1 Select Info > Trip.‍
2 Select an option:
• To set all the readings for the present trip to zero, select
Reset Trip.‍
• To set the maximum speed reading to zero, select Reset
Maximum Speed.‍
• To set the odometer reading to zero, select Reset
Odometer.‍
• To set all the readings to zero, select Reset All.‍
2 Select one or more engine gauge alarms to turn on or off.‍
Viewing the Wind Gauges
Selecting the Number of Engines Shown in Gauges
Before you can view wind information, you must have a wind
sensor connected to the chartplotter.‍
Select Gauges > Wind.‍
You can show information for up to four engines.‍
1 From the engine gauges screen, select Menu > Gauge
Setup > Engine Selection > Num.‍ Engines.‍
2 Select an option:
• Select the number of engines.‍
• Select Auto Configure to automatically detect the
number of engines.‍
Customizing the Engines Shown in Gauges
Before you can customize how the engines are shown in the
gauges, you must manually select the number of engines
(Selecting the Number of Engines Shown in Gauges).‍
1 From the engine gauges screen, select Menu > Gauge
Setup > Engine Selection > Edit Engines.‍
2 Select First Engine.‍
3 Select the engine to display in the first gauge.‍
4 Repeat for the remaining engine bars.‍
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Configuring the Sailing Wind Gauge
You can configure the sailing wind gauge to show true or
apparent wind speed and angle.‍
1 From the wind gauge, select Menu > Sailing Wind Gauge.‍
2 Select an option:
• To show true or apparent wind angle, select Needle, and
select an option.‍
• To show true or apparent wind speed, select Wind
Speed, and select an option.‍
Configuring the Speed Source
You can specify whether the vessel speed data displayed on
the gauge and used for wind calculations is based on water
speed or GPS speed.‍
1 From the wind gauge, select Menu > Compass Gauge >
Speed Display.‍
Gauges and Graphs
2 Select an option:
• To calculate the vessel speed based on data from the
water-speed sensor, select Water Speed.‍
• To calculate the vessel speed based on GPS data, select
GPS Speed.‍
Configuring the Heading Source of the Wind Gauge
You can specify the source of the heading displayed on the
wind gauge.‍ Magnetic heading is the heading data received
from a heading sensor, and GPS heading is calculated by your
chartplotter GPS (course over ground).‍
1 From the wind gauge, select Menu > Compass Gauge >
Heading Source.‍
2 Select GPS Hdg or Magnetic.‍
NOTE: When moving at low speeds or when stationary, the
magnetic compass source is more accurate than the GPS
source.‍
Customizing the Close-Hauled Wind Gauge
You can specify the range of the close-hauled wind gauge for
both the upwind scale and the downwind scale.‍
1 From the wind gauge, select Menu > Compass Gauge >
Set Gauge Type > Close Hauled Gauge.‍
2 Select an option:
• To set the maximum and minimum values that appear
when the upwind close-hauled wind gauge appears,
select Change Upwind Scale, and set the angles.‍
• To set the maximum and minimum values that appear
when the downwind close-hauled wind gauge appears,
select Change Downwind Scale, and set the angles.‍
• To view true or apparent wind, select Wind, and select an
option.‍
Current Station Information
NOTE: Current station information is available with certain
detailed maps.‍
You can view information about a current station for a specific
date and time, including the current speed and level of the
current.‍ By default, the chartplotter shows current information
for the most recently viewed current station and for the present
date and time.‍
Select Info > Tides & Currents > Currents.‍
Celestial Information
You can view information about sunrise, sunset, moonrise,
moonset, moon phase, and the approximate sky view location
of the sun and moon.‍ The center of the screen represents the
sky overhead, and the outermost rings represent the horizon.‍
By default, the chartplotter shows celestial information for the
present date and time.‍
Select Info > Tides & Currents > Celestial.‍
Viewing Tide Station, Current Station, or
Celestial Information for a Different Date
1 Select Info > Tides & Currents.‍
2 Select Tides, Currents, or Celestial.‍
3 Select an option.‍
• To view information for a different date, select Change
Date > Manual, and enter a date.‍
• To view information for today, select Change Date >
Current.‍
• If available, to view information for the day after the date
shown, select Next Day.‍
• If available, to view information for the day before the date
shown, select Previous Day.‍
Viewing Graphs
Before you can view graphs of various environmental changes,
such as temperature, depth, and wind, you must have an
appropriate transducer or sensor connected to the network.‍
Select Info > Trip & Graphs > Graphs.‍
Setting the Graph Range and Time Scales
You can indicate the amount of time and the range of depth that
appear in the depth and water temperature graphs.‍
1 From a graph, select Graph Setup.‍
2 Select an option:
• To set a time-elapsed scale, select Duration.‍ The default
setting is 10 minutes.‍ Increasing the time-elapsed scale
allows you to view variations over a longer period of time.‍
Decreasing the time-elapsed scale allows you to view
more detail over a shorter period of time.‍
• To set the graph scale, select Scale.‍ Increasing the scale
allows you to view more variation in readings.‍ Decreasing
the scale allows you to view more detail in the variation.‍
Tide, Current, and Celestial
Information
Tide Station Information
You can view information about a tide station for a specific date
and time, including the tide height, and when the next high and
low tides will occur.‍ By default, the chartplotter shows tide
information for the most recently viewed tide station and for the
present date and time.‍
Select Info > Tides & Currents > Tides.‍
Tide, Current, and Celestial Information
Viewing Information for a Different Tide or
Current Station
1
2
3
4
Select Info > Tides & Currents.‍
Select Tides or Currents.‍
Select Nearby Stations.‍
Select a station.‍
Viewing Almanac Information from the
Navigation Chart
1 From a chart or 3D chart view, select a location.‍
2 Select Information.‍
3 Select Tides, Currents, or Celestial.‍
Sailing Features
Setting the Vessel Type
You can select your boat type to configure the chartplotter
settings and to use features customized for your boat type.‍
1 Select Settings > My Vessel > Vessel Type.‍
2 Select Powerboat or Sailboat.‍
Laylines Settings
When in sailing mode (Setting the Vessel Type), you can
display laylines on the navigation chart.‍ Laylines can be very
helpful when racing.‍
From the navigation chart, select Menu > Chart Menu >
Laylines.‍
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Display: Sets how the laylines and vessel are shown on the
chart, and sets the length of the laylines.‍
Sailing Ang.‍: Allows you to select how the device calculates
laylines.‍ The Actual option calculates the laylines using the
measured wind angle from the wind sensor.‍ The Manual
option calculates the laylines using manually entered
windward and leeward angles.‍
Tide Correction: Corrects the laylines based on the tide.‍
Setting the Keel Offset
You can enter a keel offset to compensate the surface reading
for the depth of a keel, making it possible to measure depth
from the bottom of the keel instead of from the transducer
location.‍ Enter a positive number to offset for a keel.‍ You can
enter a negative number to compensate for a large vessel that
may draw several feet of water.‍
1 Complete an action, based on the location of the transducer:
• If the transducer is installed at the water line À, measure
the distance from the transducer location to the keel of the
boat.‍ Enter this value in steps 3 and 4 as a positive
number.‍
• If the transducer is installed at the bottom of the keel Á,
measure the distance from the transducer to the water
line.‍ Enter this value in steps 3 and 4 as a negative
number.‍
For advanced autopilot configuration, see the installation
instructions included with your autopilot.‍
1 From the autopilot screen, select Menu > Autopilot Menu >
Autopilot Setup > Wind Hold Type.‍
2 Select Apparent or True.‍
Engaging Wind Hold
Before you can enable the wind hold type, you must connect a
NMEA 2000 or NMEA 0183 wind sensor to the autopilot.‍
When the autopilot is in standby mode, select Wind Hold.‍
Engaging Wind Hold from Heading Hold
Before you can enable the wind hold type, you must connect a
NMEA 2000 or NMEA 0183 wind sensor to the autopilot.‍
With heading hold engaged, select Menu > Wind Hold.‍
Adjusting the Wind Hold Angle with the Autopilot
You can adjust the wind hold angle on the autopilot when wind
hold is engaged.‍
• To adjust the wind hold angle in increments of 1°, select or
.‍
• To adjust the wind hold angle in increments of 10°, hold or
.‍
Tack and Gybe
You can set the autopilot to perform a tack or gybe while
heading hold or wind hold is engaged.‍
Tacking and Gybing from Heading Hold
1 Engage heading hold (Engaging the Autopilot).‍
2 Select Menu > Autopilot Menu > Tack Gybe.‍
3 Select a direction.‍
The autopilot steers your boat through a tack or gybe.‍
Tacking and Gybing from Wind Hold
Before you can engage wind hold, you must have a wind sensor
installed.‍
1 Engage wind hold (Engaging Wind Hold).‍
2 Select Menu > Tack Gybe.‍
3 Select Tack or Gybe.‍
The autopilot steers your boat through a tack or gybe, and
information about the progress of the tack or gybe appears
on the screen.‍
2 Select Settings > My Vessel > Keel Offset.‍
3 Select or based on the location of the transducer.‍
4 Enter the distance measured in step 1.‍
Sailboat Autopilot Operation
CAUTION
When engaged, the autopilot controls only the rudder.‍ You and
your crew remain responsible for the sails while the autopilot is
engaged.‍
In addition to heading hold, you can use the autopilot to
maintain a wind hold.‍ You can also use the autopilot to control
the rudder while tacking and gybing.‍
Setting a Tack and Gybe Delay
The tack and gybe delay allows you to delay steering a tack and
gybe after you initiate the maneuver.‍
1 From the autopilot screen, select Menu > Autopilot Menu >
Autopilot Setup > Sailing Setup > Tack Delay.‍
Select the length of the delay.‍
2
3 If necessary, select Done.‍
Enabling the Gybe Inhibitor
NOTE: The gybe inhibitor does not prevent you from manually
performing a gybe using the helm or step steering.‍
The gybe inhibitor prevents the autopilot from performing a
gybe.‍
1 Select Menu > Autopilot Menu > Autopilot Setup > Sailing
Setup > Gybe Inhibitor.‍
2 Select Enabled.‍
Wind Hold
You can set the autopilot to maintain a specific bearing relative
to the current wind angle.‍ Your device must be connected to a
NMEA 2000 or NMEA 0183 compatible wind sensor to perform
a wind hold or a wind-based tack or gybe.‍
Setting the Wind Hold Type
Before you can enable the wind hold type, you must connect a
NMEA 2000 or NMEA 0183 wind sensor to the autopilot.‍
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Warning Manager
Viewing Messages
1 Select Info > Warning Manager.‍
2 Select a message.‍
3 Select Review.‍
Warning Manager
Sorting and Filtering Messages
1 Select Info > Warning Manager > Sort/Filter.‍
2 Select an option to sort or filter the message list.‍
Saving Messages to a Memory Card
1 Insert a memory card into the card slot.‍
2 Select Info > Warning Manager > Save to Card.‍
Clearing all of the Messages
Select Info > Warning Manager > Clear Warning Manager.‍
Media Player
4 Select the media player from the options on your Bluetooth
device.‍
Playing Music
Browsing for Music
1 From the media screen, select Browse or Menu > Browse.‍
2 Select Select or select an option.‍
Enabling Alphabetical Search
You can enable the alphabetical search feature to find a song or
album in a large list.‍
From the media screen, select Menu > Media Menu >
Installation > Alpha Search.‍
Setting a Song to Repeat
1 While playing a song, select Menu > Media Menu > Repeat.‍
2 If necessary, select Single.‍
NOTE: The media player feature is not compatible with all
chartplotter models.‍
If you have a Garmin Meteor™ media player or a stereo
equipped with FUSION-Link™ connected to the NMEA 2000
network, you can control the stereo using the chartplotter.‍ The
chartplotter should automatically detect the media player when
it is first connected.‍
You can play media from sources connected to the media
player and sources connected to the NMEA 2000 network.‍ Your
chartplotter and iPod® can be connected using a Garmin
Meteor.‍
2 If necessary, select an option.‍
Opening the Media Player
Listening to the Radio
Before you can open the media player, you must have a
compatible device connected to the chartplotter.‍
Select Media.‍
Saving a Channel as a Preset
You can save up to 15 AM stations and 15 FM stations as
presets.‍
1 From the AM, FM, or VHF page, tune the device to a
channel.‍
2 Select Presets > Add Current Channel.‍
Icons
NOTE: Not all devices have these icons.‍
Icon
Description
Saves or deletes a channel as a preset
Repeats all songs
Repeats one song
Searches for stations or skips songs
Shuffles
Selecting the Media Source
When you have multiple media devices connected on a
network, such as the NMEA 2000 network, you can select the
media source you want to control from your chartplotter.‍
NOTE: You can play media only from sources that are
connected to the device.‍
NOTE: Not all features are available on all media sources.‍
1 From the media screen, select Source.‍
NOTE: The source menu appears only for devices that
support multiple media sources.‍
2 Select a source.‍
Connecting a Bluetooth® Wireless Device to the
Meteor Media Player
You can wirelessly connect the media player to a Bluetooth
device.‍
1 Place the Bluetooth device within 33 ft.‍ (10 m) of the media
player.‍
2 From the media screen, select BT Devices or Bluetooth
Devices.‍
3 Enable the Discoverable mode on the Bluetooth device.‍
A list of devices appears.‍
Media Player
Setting All Songs to Repeat
From the media screen, select Menu > Media Menu >
Repeat > All.‍
Setting Songs to Shuffle
1 From the media screen, select Menu > Media Menu >
Shuffle.‍
Removing a Channel Preset
1 Tune the device to a channel.‍
2 Select Menu > Media Menu > Presets > Remove Current
Channel.‍
Changing the Tuning Mode
You can change how you select a station for some media types,
such as FM or AM radio.‍
NOTE: Not all tuning modes are available for all media sources.‍
1 From the media screen, select Menu > Media Menu >
Tuning Mode.‍
2 Select an option.‍
3 If necessary, select Select.‍
Setting the Tuner Region
1 From the media screen, select Menu > Media Menu >
Installation > Tuner Region.‍
2 Select an option.‍
Opening the MTP Source
Before you can open the MTP source, you must connect your
MTP device to a compatible media device.‍
You can access music on your Media Transfer Protocol (MTP)
device, such as an Android™ device.‍ You can also charge your
phone or media player while it is connected and playing music.‍
1 Connect your MTP source through USB, such as the stereo,
the external USB plug, or an external dock.‍
2 From the media screen, select Source > MTP.‍
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Adjusting the Volume
Customizing the Channel Guide
Enabling and Disabling Zones
If you have wired your vessel's speakers into zones, you can
enable needed zones and disable unused zones.‍
1 From the media screen, select Menu > Media Menu >
Audio Levels > Enable/Disable Zones.‍
2 Select a zone.‍
Muting the Media Volume
1 From the media screen, select
2 If necessary, select Select.‍
.‍
Scanning VHF Channels
Before you can scan VHF channels, you must set the source to
VHF.‍
You can monitor VHF channels saved as presets for activity and
automatically switch to an active channel.‍
From the VHF media screen, select Scan.‍
Adjusting the VHF Squelch
NOTE: Your media player must support VHF radio to use this
feature.‍
1 From the VHF source page, select Menu > Media Menu >
Squelch.‍
2 Use the slider bar to adjust the VHF squelch.‍
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
When you have a Garmin Meteor 300 and SiriusXM Connect
Tuner installed and connected to the chartplotter, you may have
access to SiriusXM satellite radio, depending on your
subscription.‍
Locating a SiriusXM Radio ID
Before you can activate your SiriusXM subscription, you must
have the radio ID of your SiriusXM Connect Tuner.‍
You can locate the SiriusXM Radio ID on the back of the
SiriusXM Connect Tuner, on the back of its packaging, or by
tuning your chartplotter to channel 0.‍
1 Select an option:
• Select Media > Source > SiriusXM.‍
• Select Settings > System > System Information.‍
If necessary, tune to channel 0 or 1.‍
2
The SiriusXM radio ID does not include the letters I, O, S, or
F.‍
Activating a SiriusXM Subscription
When the SiriusXM tuner is properly installed and turned on,
you can hear a preview channel on SiriusXM channel 0 or 1.‍
1 Contact SiriusXM listener care by phone at (866) 635-2349
or go to www.siriusxm.com/‍activatenow to subscribe in the
United States.‍ Contact SiriusXM by phone at (877) 438-9677
or go to www.siriusxm.ca/‍activatexm to subscribe in Canada.‍
2 Provide the necessary information to the SiriusXM
representative or on the web site to activate your SiriusXM
Connect Tuner.‍
Subscription Updated appears on the chartplotter display
when it is in SiriusXM mode and the tuner has received the
activation message.‍
3 If the service is not activated within the hour, go to
care.siriusxm.com/‍refresh or contact SiriusXM by phone at
1-855-MYREFRESH (697-3373).‍
NOTE: For the SiriusXM Connect Tuner to receive the
activation message, it must be powered on and receiving the
SiriusXM signal.‍
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SiriusXM radio channels are grouped in categories.‍ You can
select the category of channels that appear in the channel
guide.‍
1 Select Media > Category.‍
2 Select a category.‍
Saving a SiriusXM Channel to the Presets List
You can save your favorite channels to the presets list.‍
1 Select Media.‍
2 Select the channel you want to save as a preset.‍
3 Select Menu > Presets > Add Current Channel.‍
Adjusting SiriusXM Satellite Radio Volume
1 Select Media > Menu.‍
2 Select or .‍
Unlocking SiriusXM Parental Controls
1 From the media screen, select Browse > Parental >
Unlock.‍
2 Enter your passcode.‍
The default passcode is 0000.‍
Setting Parental Controls on SiriusXM Radio Channels
Before you can set parental controls, the parental controls must
be unlocked.‍
The parental control feature allows you to limit access to any
SiriusXM channels, including those with mature content.‍ When
enabled, the parental control feature requires you to enter a
passcode to tune to the locked channels.‍
Select Browse > Parental > Lock/Unlock.‍
A list of channels appears.‍ A checkmark indicates a locked
channel.‍
NOTE: When you view the channels after setting parental
controls, the display changes:
•
indicates a locked channel.‍
•
indicates an unlocked channel.‍
Changing a Parental Passcode on a SiriusXM Radio
Before you can change the passcode, the parental controls
must be unlocked.‍
1 From the media screen, select Browse > Parental >
Change Pin.‍
2 Enter your passcode and select Done.‍
3 Enter a new passcode.‍
4 Confirm the new passcode.‍
Restoring Default Parental Control Settings Values
This process deletes all the settings information you have
entered.‍ When you restore the parental control settings to their
default values, the passcode value is reset to 0000.‍
1 From the media menu, select Installation > Factory
Defaults.‍
2 Select Yes.‍
Clearing All Locked Channels on a SiriusXM Radio
Before you can clear all locked channels, the parental controls
must be unlocked.‍
1 From the media screen, select Browse > Parental > Clear
All Locked.‍
2 Enter your passcode.‍
Setting the Device Name
1 From the media screen, select Menu > Media Menu >
Installation > Set Device Name.‍
2 Enter a device name.‍
Media Player
3 Select Select or Done.‍
SiriusXM Weather
WARNING
The weather information provided through this product is
subject to service interruptions and may contain errors,
inaccuracies, or outdated information, and consequently should
not be relied upon exclusively.‍ Always use common sense while
navigating, and check alternate weather information sources
prior to making safety-related decisions.‍ You acknowledge and
agree that you shall be solely responsible for use of the weather
information and all decisions taken with respect to navigating in
weather.‍ Garmin will not be responsible for any consequences
of using SiriusXM weather information.‍
NOTE: SiriusXM data is not available in all regions.‍
A Garmin SiriusXM satellite weather receiver and antenna
receives satellite weather data and shows it on various Garmin
devices, including the Navigation chart on a compatible
chartplotter.‍ The weather data for each feature comes from
reputable weather data centers such as the National Weather
Service and the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center.‍ For
more information, go to www.siriusxm.com/‍sxmmarine.‍
SiriusXM Equipment and Subscription
Requirements
To use satellite weather, you must have a compatible satellite
weather receiver.‍ To use SiriusXM satellite radio, you must
have a compatible satellite radio receiver.‍ Go to www.garmin.com for more information.‍ You must also have a
valid subscription to receive satellite weather and radio.‍ For
more information, refer to the instructions for your satellite
weather and radio equipment.‍
Weather Data Broadcasts
Weather data is broadcast at different intervals for each weather
feature.‍ For example, radar is broadcast at five-minute intervals.‍
When the Garmin receiver is turned on, or when a different
weather feature is selected, the receiver must receive new data
before it can be shown.‍ You might experience a delay before
weather data or a different feature appears on the chart.‍
NOTE: Any weather feature can change in appearance if the
source that provides the information changes.‍
the service provider generated the weather radar frame
currently displayed on the screen.‍
Cloud Cover: Shows cloud cover data.‍
Waypoints: Shows waypoints.‍
Legend: Shows the weather legend.‍
Storm Cell and Lightning Information
Storm cell are represented by
on the weather precipitation
chart.‍ They indicate both the present position of a storm and the
projected path of that storm in the immediate future.‍
Red cones appear with a storm cell icon, and the widest part of
each cone points in the direction of the projected path of the
storm cell.‍ The red lines in each cone indicate where the storm
will most likely be in the near future.‍ Each line represents 15
minutes.‍
Lightning strikes are represented by .‍ Lightning appears on
the weather precipitation chart if strikes were detected within the
last seven minutes.‍ The ground-based lightning detection
network detects cloud-to-ground lightning only.‍
NOTE: This feature is not available on all devices and in all
subscriptions.‍
Hurricane Information
The weather Precipitation chart can show the present position
of a hurricane , a tropical storm, or a tropical depression.‍ A
red line stemming from a hurricane icon indicates the projected
path of the hurricane.‍ Darkened dots on the red line indicate the
projected locations through which the hurricane will pass, as
received from the weather data provider.‍
Weather Warnings and Weather Bulletins
When a marine weather warning, weather watch, weather
advisory, weather bulletin, or other weather statement is issued,
shading indicates the area to which the information applies.‍ The
aqua lines on the chart indicate the boundaries of marine
forecasts, coastal forecasts, and offshore forecasts.‍ Weather
bulletins may consist of either weather watches or weather
advisories.‍
To view information about the warning or bulletin, select the
shaded area.‍
Color
Marine Weather Group
Cyan
Flash Flood
Blue
Flood
Changing the Weather Chart
Red
Marine
1 From a weather chart, select Menu > Weather Menu >
Yellow
Severe Storm
Red
Tornado
Change Weather.‍
Select a weather chart.‍
2
Viewing Precipitation Information
Precipitation ranging from very light rain and snow, up to strong
thunderstorms, is indicated in varying shades and colors.‍
Precipitation is shown either independently or with other
weather information.‍
Select Weather > Menu > Weather Menu > Change
Weather > Precipitation.‍
The time stamp in the upper-left corner of the screen
indicates the elapsed time since the weather data provider
last updated the information.‍
Precipitation Views
From the precipitation weather chart, select Menu > Weather
Menu.‍
Radar Loop: Shows precipitation information as an image of
the latest update or as an animated loop of the latest
updates.‍ The time stamp indicates the elapsed time since
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Forecast Information
The Forecast chart shows city forecasts, marine forecasts,
warnings, hurricane warnings, METARS, county warnings,
weather fronts and pressure centers, surface pressure, and
weather buoys.‍
Viewing Forecast Information for Another Time
Period
1 Select Weather > Menu > Weather Menu > Change
Weather > Forecast.‍
2 Select an option:
• To view the weather forecast for the next 12 hours, select
Next Forecast or , and to view forecasts up to 48 hours,
in 12-hour increments, select Next Forecast or again.‍
• To view the weather forecast for the previous 12 hours,
select Previous Forecast or , and to view previous
forecasts, up to 48 hours ago, in 12-hour increments,
select Previous Forecast or again.‍
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Weather Fronts and Pressure Centers
Weather fronts appear as lines that indicate the leading edge of
an air mass.‍
Front Symbol
Description
Cold front
Warm front
Stationary front
Occluded front
Trough
Pressure-center symbols often appear near weather fronts.‍
PressureCenter
Symbol
Description
Wind Speed
Wind Barb
Wind Speed
Calm
20 knots
5 knots
50 knots
10 knots
65 knots
15 knots
Wave Height, Wave Period, and Wave Direction
Wave heights for an area appear as variations in color.‍ Different
colors indicate different wave heights, as shown in the legend.‍
The wave period indicates the time (in seconds) between
successive waves.‍ Wave period lines indicate areas that have
the same wave period.‍
Wave directions appear on the chart using red arrows.‍ The
direction of each arrow pointer indicates the direction in which a
wave is moving.‍
Indicates a low-pressure center, which is a region of
relatively lower pressure.‍ Moving away from a lowpressure center results in increased pressure.‍ Winds
flow counterclockwise around low-pressure centers in
the northern hemisphere.‍
Viewing Forecast Sea Conditions Information for
Another Time Period
1 Select Weather > Menu > Weather Menu > Change
Indicates a high-pressure center, which is a region of
relatively higher pressure.‍ Moving away from a highpressure center results in decreased pressure.‍ Winds
flow clockwise around high-pressure centers in the
northern hemisphere.‍
2 Select an option:
Viewing a Marine Forecast or an Offshore Forecast
1 Select Weather > Menu > Weather Menu > Change
Weather > Forecast.‍
2 Pan the chart to an offshore location.‍
The Marine Forecast or Offshore Forecast options appear
when forecast information is available.‍
3 Select Marine Forecast or Offshore Forecast.‍
City Forecasts
City forecasts appear as weather symbols.‍ The forecast is
viewed in 12-hour increments.‍
Symbol Weather
Symbol Weather
Partly cloudy
Fair (sunny, hot, clear)
Cloudy
Rain (drizzle, sleet, showers)
Windy
Foggy
Thunderstorms
Snow (snow showers, flurries,
blizzard, blowing snow, sleet,
freezing rain, freezing drizzle)
Smoke (dusty, hazy)
Viewing Sea Conditions
The Sea Conditions chart shows information about surface
conditions, including winds, wave height, wave period, and
wave direction.‍
Select Weather > Menu > Weather Menu > Change
Weather > Sea Conditions.‍
Surface Winds
Surface wind vectors appear on the Sea Conditions chart using
wind barbs that indicate the direction from which the wind is
blowing.‍ A wind barb is a circle with a tail.‍ The line or flag
attached to the tail of the wind barb indicates the wind speed.‍ A
short line represents 5 knots, a long line represents 10 knots,
and triangle represents 50 knots.‍
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Wind Barb
Weather > Sea Conditions.‍
• To view forecasted sea conditions for the next 12 hours,
select Next Forecast or , and to view forecasts, up to 36
hours, in 12-hour increments, select Next Forecast or
again.‍
• To view the forecasted sea conditions for the previous 12
hours, select Previous Forecast or , and to view
previous forecasts, up to 36 hours ago, in 12-hour
increments, select Previous Forecast or again.‍
Viewing Fishing Information
The weather Fishing chart shows present water temperature,
present surface pressure conditions, and fishing forecasts.‍
Select Weather > Menu > Weather Menu > Change
Weather > Fishing.‍
Surface Pressure and Water Temperature Data
Surface-pressure information appears as pressure isobars and
pressure centers.‍ Isobars connect points of equal pressure.‍
Pressure readings can help to determine weather and wind
conditions.‍ High-pressure areas are generally associated with
fair weather.‍ Low-pressure areas are generally associated with
clouds and the chance of precipitation.‍ Isobars packed closely
together show a strong pressure gradient.‍ Strong pressure
gradients are associated with areas of stronger winds.‍
Pressure units are shown in millibars (mb), inches of Mercury
(inHg), or hectopascals (hPa).‍
Colored shading indicates the surface temperature of the water,
as shown in the legend in the corner of the display.‍
Forecasting Fish Locations
You can show areas that contain optimal weather conditions for
specific species of fish.‍
NOTE: This feature is not available on all devices and in all
subscriptions.‍
1 From the weather Fishing chart, select Menu > Weather
Menu > Fish Species.‍
2 Select a species of fish.‍
3 Select On.‍
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to show areas with optimal weather
conditions for additional species of fish.‍
Shaded areas indicate optimal fishing areas.‍ If you have
selected more than one species of fish, you can select a
shaded area to view the fish species that are included in the
shaded area.‍
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Changing the Sea Surface Temperature Color Range
You can change the color range dynamically to view higher
resolution sea surface temperature readings.‍
1 From the weather Fishing chart, select Menu > Weather
Menu > Sea Temperature.‍
2 Select an option:
• To allow the chartplotter to adjust the temperature range
automatically, select Auto Configure.‍
The chartplotter automatically finds the lower and upper
limits for the current screen, and updates the
temperature-color scale.‍
• To enter the lower and upper limits for the temperature
range, select Lower Limit or Upper Limit, and enter the
lower or upper limit.‍
Visibility Information
Visibility is the forecast maximum horizontal distance that can
be seen at the surface, as shown in the legend on the left of the
screen.‍ Variations in the visibility shading show the forecast
change in surface visibility.‍
NOTE: This feature is not available on all devices and in all
subscriptions.‍
Select Weather > Menu > Weather Menu > Change Weather
> Visibility.‍
Viewing Forecast Visibility Information for Another
Time Period
1 Select Weather > Menu > Weather Menu > Change
Weather > Visibility.‍
2 Select an option:
• To view the visibility forecast for the next 12 hours, select
Next Forecast or , and to view forecasts, up to 36 hours,
in 12-hour increments, select Next Forecast or again.‍
• To view the visibility forecast for the previous 12 hours,
select Previous Forecast or , and to view previous
forecasts, up to 36 hours ago, in 12-hour increments,
select Previous Forecast or again.‍
Viewing Buoy Reports
Report readings are taken from buoys and coastal observation
stations.‍ These readings are used to determine air temperature,
dew point, water temperature, tide, wave height and period,
wind direction and speed, visibility, and barometric pressure.‍
1 From a weather chart, select .‍
2 Select Buoy.‍
Viewing Local Weather Information near a Buoy
You can select an area near a buoy to view forecast
information.‍
1 From a weather chart, select a location on the chart.‍
2 Select Local Weather.‍
3 Select an option:
• To view present weather conditions from a local weather
service, select Current Conditions.‍
• To view a local weather forecast, select Forecast.‍
• To view surface wind and barometric pressure
information, select Sea Surface.‍
• To view wind and wave information, select Marine
Bulletin.‍
Creating a Waypoint on a Weather Chart
1 From a weather chart, select a location.‍
2 Select Create Waypoint.‍
Viewing Video
Weather Overlay
The weather overlay superimposes weather and weatherrelated information on the Navigation chart, the Fishing chart,
and the Perspective 3D chart view.‍ The Navigation chart and
the Fishing chart can show weather radar, height of cloud tops,
lightning, weather buoys, county warnings, and hurricane
warnings.‍ The Perspective 3D chart view can show weather
radar.‍
Weather overlay settings configured for use on one chart are
not applied to another chart.‍ The weather overlay settings for
each chart must be configured separately.‍
NOTE: The offshore Fishing chart is available with premium
charts, in some areas.‍
Turning On the Weather Overlay on a Chart
From the Navigation chart or Fishing chart, select Menu >
Chart Setup > Weather > Weather > On.‍
Weather Overlay Settings on the Navigation Chart
From the Navigation chart, select Menu > Chart Setup >
Weather.‍
Weather: Turns on and off the weather overlay.‍
Precipitation: Shows precipitation data.‍
Cloud Cover: Shows cloud cover data.‍
Visibility: Shows visibility data.‍
Buoys: Shows weather buoys.‍
Legend: Shows the weather legend.‍
Weather Overlay Settings on the Fishing Chart
From the Fishing chart, select Menu > Chart Setup > Weather.‍
Precipitation: Shows precipitation radar.‍
Sea Temperature: Shows sea temperature data.‍
Buoys: Shows weather buoys.‍
Legend: Shows the weather legend.‍
Viewing Weather Subscription Information
You can view information about the weather services you have
subscribed to and how many minutes have passed since the
data for each service was updated.‍
From a weather chart, select Menu > Weather Menu >
Change Weather > Weather Subscription.‍
Viewing Video
Before you can view video, you must connect to a compatible
source.‍
Select Info > Video.‍
Selecting a Video Source
NOTE: Not all options are available on all camera models and
chartplotter models.‍
1 From the video screen, select Menu > Video Menu >
Source.‍
2 Select the source of the video feed:
• To display video for the inputs connected to the
chartplotter, select a video option.‍
• To view component video, select Component.‍
• To display real-time data from a computer, select Analog
PC or Digital PC.‍
• To simultaneously display four RCA video inputs, select
Quad Video.‍
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Alternating Among Multiple Video Sources
If you have two or more video sources, you can alternate
between them using a specific time interval.‍
1 From the video screen, select Menu > Video Menu >
Source > Alternate.‍
2 Select Time, and select the amount of time each video
appears.‍
3 Select Source, and select the video sources to add to the
alternating sequence.‍
Associating the Camera to a Video Source
You may need to associate the camera with a video source.‍
1 From the video screen, select Menu > Video Menu >
Source.‍
2 Select the camera.‍
3 Select Video Setup > Set Input.‍
4 Select the video input.‍
Configuring the Video Appearance
NOTE: Not all options are available on all camera models and
chartplotter models.‍
1 From the video screen, select Menu > Video Menu.‍
2 If necessary, select Video Setup.‍
3 Select an option:
• To show the video using a stretched aspect ratio, select
Aspect > Stretch.‍ The video cannot be stretched beyond
the dimensions provided by the connected video device,
and it may not fill the entire screen.‍
• To show the video using a standard aspect ratio, select
Aspect > Standard.‍
• To adjust the brightness, select Brightness, and select
Up, Down, or Auto.‍
• To adjust the color saturation, select Saturation, and
select Up, Down, or Auto.‍
• To adjust the contrast, select Contrast, and select Up,
Down, or Auto.‍
• To allow the chartplotter to automatically select the source
format, select Standard > Auto.‍
Configuring the PC Display
Before you can configure the PC display mode, you must set
the video source to analog or digital PC.‍
1 When in PC display mode, select anywhere on the screen.‍
2 Select an option:
• To adjust the screen brightness, select the brightness
arrows.‍
• To adjust the screen contrast, select the contrast arrows.‍
Exiting PC Display Mode
1 When in PC display mode, select anywhere on the screen.‍
2 Select the display mode icon in the upper-left corner.‍
The video source changes to Video 1.‍
Controlling the Camera
NOTICE
Do not aim the camera at the sun or extremely bright objects.‍
Damage to the lens may occur.‍
Always use the chartplotter on-screen controls or buttons to pan
and tilt the camera.‍ Do not manually move the camera unit.‍
Manually moving the camera may damage the camera.‍
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NOTE: This feature is available only when a compatible camera
is connected.‍ You may need to update the camera software to
use this feature.‍
• To pan and tilt the camera, select the arrow keys.‍
• To return the camera to the home position, select .‍
• To zoom the camera in and out, select and .‍
Camera Settings
Some cameras provide additional options to control the camera
view.‍
NOTE: Not all options are available on all camera models and
chartplotter models.‍ You may need to update the camera
software to use this feature.‍
From the infrared video screen, select Menu > Video Menu.‍
IR/Visible: Displays an infrared or visible camera image.‍
Scan: Surveys the surrounding area.‍
Freeze: Pauses the camera image.‍
Polarity: Reverses the colors in the infrared image, like a photo
negative.‍
Change Colors: Selects the color scheme of the infrared
image.‍
Change Screen: Selects the infrared image mode, such as day,
night, MOB, or docking.‍
Video Setup: Opens more video options.‍
Video Settings
Some cameras provide additional setup options.‍
NOTE: Not all options are available on all camera models and
chartplotter models.‍ You may need to update the camera
software to use this feature.‍
From the video screen, select Menu > Video Menu > Video
Setup.‍
Set Input: Associates the camera with a video source.‍
Mirror: Reverses the image like a rearview mirror.‍
Standby: Places the camera in standby mode to conserve
power and protect the lens when not in use.‍
Home Position: Sets the home position of the camera.‍
Scan Speed: Sets how quickly the camera moves during a
scan.‍
Scan Width: Sets the width of the image captured by the
camera during a scan.‍
Name: Allows you to enter a new name for this camera.‍
FLIR™ Menu: Provides access to the settings for the camera.‍
Device Configuration
Turning On the Chartplotter Automatically
You can set the chartplotter to turn on automatically when the
power is applied.‍ Otherwise, you must turn on the chartplotter
by pressing .‍
Select Settings > System > Auto Power Up.‍
NOTE: When Auto Power Up is On, and the chartplotter is
turned off using , and power is removed and reapplied
within less than two minutes, you may need to press to
restart the chartplotter.‍
System Settings
Select Settings > System.‍
Simulator: Turns the simulator on or off and allows you to set
the time, date, speed, and simulated location.‍
Beeper and Display: Adjusts the display and sound settings.‍
Device Configuration
GPS: Provides information about the GPS satellites and
settings.‍
System Information: Provides information about the devices
on the network and the software version.‍
Station Information: Adjusts the setup of the station.‍
Auto Power Up: Turns the device on automatically when power
is applied.‍
Station Settings
Select Settings > System > Station Information.‍
Change Station: Sets the entire station to a new set of defaults
based on the location of this station.‍ You can also select to
use this display as a stand-alone, individual display, instead
of grouping it with other displays to make a station.‍
GRID Pairing: Allows you to pair a GRID™ remote input device
with this station.‍
Display Order: Sets the order of the displays, which is
important when using a GRID remote input device.‍
Reset Stations: Restores the factory default layouts for all
displays in the station.‍
Viewing System Software Information
You can view the software version, the basemap version, any
supplemental map information (if applicable), the software
version for an optional Garmin radar (if applicable), and the unit
ID number.‍ You may need this information to update the system
software or to purchase additional map data information.‍
Select Settings > System > System Information.‍
Viewing the Event Log
The event log shows a list of system events.‍
Select Settings > System > System Information > Event
Log.‍
Preferences Settings
Select Settings > Preferences.‍
Units: Sets units of measure.‍
Language: Sets the on-screen text language.‍
Navigation: Sets navigation preferences.‍
Keyboard Layout: Arranges the keys on the on-screen
keyboard.‍
Multi-Touch: Enables advanced touchscreen functionality, such
as pinch-to-zoom.‍
Units Settings
Select Settings > Preferences > Units.‍
System Units: Sets the unit format for the device.‍
Variance: Sets the magnetic declination, the angle between
magnetic north and true north, for your present location.‍
North Reference: Sets the direction references used in
calculating heading information.‍ True sets geographic north
as the north reference.‍ Grid sets grid north as the north
reference (000º).‍ Magnetic sets the magnetic north as the
north reference.‍
Position Format: Sets the position format in which a given
location reading appears.‍ Do not change this setting unless
you are using a map or chart that specifies a different
position format.‍
Map Datum: Sets the coordinate system on which the map is
structured.‍ Do not change this setting unless you are using a
map or chart that specifies a different map datum.‍
Time: Sets the time format, time zone, and daylight saving time.‍
Navigation Settings
NOTE: Some settings and options require additional charts or
hardware.‍
Device Configuration
Select Settings > Preferences > Navigation.‍
Route Labels: Sets the type of labels shown with route turns on
the map.‍
Turn Transition: Adjusts how the chartplotter transitions to the
next turn or leg or the route.‍ You can set the transition to be
based on time or distance before the turn.‍ You can increase
the time or distance value to help improve the accuracy of
the autopilot when navigating a route or an Auto Guidance
line with many frequent turns or at higher speeds.‍ For
straighter routes or slower speeds, lowering this value can
improve autopilot accuracy.‍
Auto Guidance: Sets the measurements for the Safe Depth,
Safe Height, and Shoreline Distance, when you are using
some premium maps.‍
Route Start: Selects a starting point for route navigation.‍
Auto Guidance Line Configurations
CAUTION
The Safe Depth and Safe Height settings influence how the
chartplotter calculates an Auto Guidance line.‍ If an area has an
unknown water depth or an unknown obstacle height, the Auto
Guidance line is not calculated in that area.‍ If an area at the
beginning or the end of an Auto Guidance line is shallower than
the safe water depth or lower than the safe obstacle height, the
Auto Guidance line is not calculated in that area.‍ On the chart,
the course through those areas appears as a gray line.‍ When
your boat enters one of those areas, a warning message
appears.‍
NOTE: Auto Guidance is available with premium charts, in
some areas.‍
You can set the parameters the chartplotter uses when
calculating an Auto Guidance line.‍
Safe Depth: Sets the minimum depth (chart depth datum) the
chartplotter uses when calculating an Auto Guidance line.‍
NOTE: The minimum safe depth for the premium charts is 3
feet.‍ If you enter a Safe Depth value of less than 3 feet, the
charts only use depths of 3 feet for Auto Guidance route
calculations.‍
Safe Height: Sets the minimum height (chart height datum) of a
bridge that your boat can safely travel under.‍
Shoreline Distance: Sets how close to the shore you want the
Auto Guidance line to be placed.‍ The Auto Guidance line
may move if you change this setting while navigating.‍ The
available values for this setting are relative, not absolute.‍ To
ensure that the Auto Guidance line is placed the appropriate
distance from shore, you can assess the placement of the
Auto Guidance line using one or more familiar destinations
that require navigation through a narrow waterway (Adjusting
the Distance from Shore).‍
Adjusting the Distance from Shore
CAUTION
The Auto Guidance feature is based on electronic chart
information.‍ That data does not ensure obstacle and bottom
clearance.‍ Carefully compare the course to all visual sightings,
and avoid any land, shallow water, or other obstacles that may
be in your path.‍
NOTE: Auto Guidance is available with premium charts, in
some areas.‍
The Shoreline Distance setting indicates how close to the shore
you want the Auto Guidance line to be placed.‍ The Auto
Guidance line may move if you change this setting while
navigating.‍ The available values for the Shoreline Distance
setting are relative, not absolute.‍ To ensure the Auto Guidance
line is placed the appropriate distance from shore, you can
assess the placement of the Auto Guidance line using one or
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more familiar destinations that require navigation through a
narrow waterway.‍
1 Dock your vessel or drop the anchor.‍
2 Select Settings > Preferences > Navigation > Auto
Guidance > Shoreline Distance > Normal.‍
3 Select a destination that you have navigated to previously.‍
4 Select Navigate To > Guide To.‍
5 Review the placement of the Auto Guidance line, and
determine whether the line safely avoids known obstacles
and the turns enable efficient travel.‍
6 Select an option:
• If the placement of the Auto Guidance line is satisfactory,
select Menu > Navigation Options > Stop Navigation,
and proceed to step 10.‍
• If the Auto Guidance line is too close to known obstacles,
select Settings > Preferences > Navigation > Auto
Guidance > Shoreline Distance > Far.‍
• If the turns in the Auto Guidance line are too wide, select
Settings > Preferences > Navigation > Auto Guidance
> Shoreline Distance > Near.‍
7 If you selected Near or Far in step 6, review the placement
of the Auto Guidance line, and determine whether the line
safely avoids known obstacles and the turns enable efficient
travel.‍
Auto Guidance maintains a wide clearance from obstacles in
open water, even if you set the Shoreline Distance setting to
Near or Nearest.‍ As a result, the chartplotter may not
reposition the Auto Guidance line, unless the destination
selected requires navigation through a narrow waterway.‍
8 Select an option:
• If the placement of the Auto Guidance line is satisfactory,
select Menu > Stop Navigation, and proceed to step 10.‍
• If the Auto Guidance line is too close to known obstacles,
select Settings > Navigation > Auto Guidance >
Shoreline Distance > Farthest.‍
• If the turns in the Auto Guidance line are too wide, select
Settings > Navigation > Auto Guidance > Shoreline
Distance > Nearest.‍
9 If you selected Nearest or Farthest in step 8, review the
placement of the Auto Guidance line, and determine whether
the line safely avoids known obstacles and the turns enable
efficient travel.‍
Auto Guidance maintains a wide clearance from obstacles in
open water, even if you set the Shoreline Distance setting to
Near or Nearest.‍ As a result, the chartplotter may not
reposition the Auto Guidance line, unless the destination
selected requires navigation through a narrow waterway.‍
10 Repeat steps 3 through 9 at least once more, using a
different destination each time, until you are familiar with the
functionality of the Shoreline Distance setting.‍
Communications Settings
NMEA 0183 Settings
Select Settings > Communications > NMEA 0183 Setup.‍
Port Types: See Setting the Communication Format for Each
NMEA 0183 Port.‍
Output Sentences: See Configuring NMEA 0183 Output
Sentences.‍
Posn Precision: Adjusts the number of digits to the right of the
decimal point for transmission of NMEA output.‍
XTE Precision: Adjusts the number of digits to the right of the
decimal point for NMEA crosstalk error output.‍
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Waypoint IDs: Sets the device to transmit waypoint names or
numbers via NMEA 0183 while navigating.‍ Using numbers
may resolve compatibility issues with older NMEA 0183
autopilots.‍
Defaults: Restores the NMEA 0183 settings to the original
factory defaults.‍
Diagnostics: Displays NMEA 0183 diagnostic information.‍
Configuring NMEA 0183 Output Sentences
You can enable and disable NMEA 0183 output sentences.‍
1 Select Settings > Communications > NMEA 0183 Setup >
Output Sentences.‍
2 Select an option.‍
3 Select one or more NMEA 0183 output sentences, and
select Back.‍
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to enable or disable additional output
sentences.‍
Setting the Communication Format for Each NMEA 0183
Port
You can configure the communication format for each internal
NMEA 0183 port when connecting your chartplotter to external
NMEA 0183 devices, a computer, or other Garmin devices.‍
1 Select Settings > Communications > NMEA 0183 Setup >
Port Types.‍
2 Select an input or output port.‍
3 Select a format:
• To support the input or output of standard NMEA 0183
data, DSC, and sonar NMEA input support for the DPT,
MTW, and VHW sentences, select NMEA Std.‍.‍
• To support the input or output of standard NMEA 0183
data for most AIS receivers, select NMEA High Speed.‍
• To support the input or output of Garmin proprietary data
for interfacing with Garmin software, select Garmin.‍
4 Repeat steps 2–3 to configure additional input or output
ports.‍
NMEA 2000 Settings
Select Settings > Communications > NMEA 2000 Setup.‍
Device List: Displays the devices connected to the network.‍
Label Devices: Changes the labels for available connected
devices.‍
Garmin Marine Network
The Garmin Marine Network allows you to share data from
Garmin peripheral devices with the chartplotters quickly and
easily.‍ You can connect a chartplotter to a Garmin Marine
Network to receive data from and share data with other Garmin
Marine Network-compatible devices and chartplotters.‍
Setting Alarms
Navigation Alarms
Select Settings > Alarms > Navigation.‍
Arrival: Sets an alarm to sound when you are within a specified
distance or time from a turn or a destination.‍
Anchor Drag: Sets an alarm to sound when you exceed a
specified drift distance while anchored.‍
Off Course: Sets an alarm to sound when you are off course by
a specified distance.‍
System Alarms
Alarm Clock: Sets an alarm clock.‍
Unit Voltage: Sets an alarm to sound when the battery reaches
a specified low voltage.‍
GPS Accuracy: Sets an alarm to sound when the GPS location
accuracy falls outside the user-defined value.‍
Device Configuration
Setting the Fuel Alarm
Before you can set a fuel level alarm, a compatible fuel flow
sensor must be connected to the NMEA 2000 network.‍
You can set an alarm to sound when the total amount of
remaining onboard fuel reaches the level you specify.‍
1 Select Settings > Alarms > Fuel > Fuel Alarm > On.‍
2 Enter the remaining amount of fuel that triggers the alarm.‍
Setting Weather Alarms
Before you can set weather alarms, you must have a
compatible chartplotter connected to a weather device, such as
a GXM™ device, and have a valid weather subscription.‍
1 Select Settings > Alarms > Weather.‍
2 Turn on alarms for specific weather events.‍
My Vessel Settings
NOTE: Some settings and options require additional charts or
hardware.‍
Select Settings > My Vessel.‍
Keel Offset: Offsets the surface reading for the depth of a keel,
making it possible to measure depth from the bottom of the
keel instead of from the transducer location (Setting the Keel
Offset).‍
Temperature Offset: Compensates for the water temperature
reading from a NMEA 0183 water-temperature sensor or a
temperature-capable transducer (Setting the Water
Temperature Offset).‍
Calibrate Water Speed: Calibrates the speed-sensing
transducer or sensor (xx).‍
Fuel Capacity: Sets the combined fuel capacity of all the fuel
tanks on your vessel (xx).‍
Vessel Type: Enables some chartplotter features based on the
boat type.‍
Setting the Keel Offset
You can enter a keel offset to compensate the surface reading
for the depth of a keel, making it possible to measure depth
from the bottom of the keel instead of from the transducer
location.‍ Enter a positive number to offset for a keel.‍ You can
enter a negative number to compensate for a large vessel that
may draw several feet of water.‍
1 Complete an action, based on the location of the transducer:
• If the transducer is installed at the water line À, measure
the distance from the transducer location to the keel of the
boat.‍ Enter this value in steps 3 and 4 as a positive
number.‍
• If the transducer is installed at the bottom of the keel Á,
measure the distance from the transducer to the water
line.‍ Enter this value in steps 3 and 4 as a negative
number.‍
2 Select Settings > My Vessel > Keel Offset.‍
3 Select or based on the location of the transducer.‍
4 Enter the distance measured in step 1.‍
Setting the Water Temperature Offset
Before you can set the water temperature offset, you must have
a NMEA 0183 water-temperature sensor or a temperaturecapable transducer to measure water temperature.‍
The temperature offset compensates for the temperature
reading from a temperature sensor.‍
1 Measure the water temperature using the temperature
sensor or temperature-capable transducer that is connected
to the chartplotter.‍
2 Measure the water temperature using a different temperature
sensor or a thermometer that is known to be accurate.‍
3 Subtract the water temperature measured in step 1 from the
water temperature measured in step 2.‍
This is the temperature offset.‍ Enter this value in step 5 as a
positive number if the sensor connected to the chartplotter
measures the water temperature as being colder than it
actually is.‍ Enter this value in step 5 as a negative number if
the sensor connected to the chartplotter measures the water
temperature as being warmer than it actually is.‍
4 Select Settings > My Vessel > Temperature Offset.‍
5 Enter the temperature offset calculated in step 3.‍
Calibrating a Water Speed Device
If you have a speed-sensing transducer connected to the
chartplotter, you can calibrate that speed-sensing device to
improve the accuracy of water-speed data displayed by the
chartplotter.‍
1 Select Settings > My Vessel > Calibrate Water Speed.‍
2 Follow the on-screen instructions.‍
If the boat is not moving fast enough or the speed sensor is
not registering a speed, a message appears.‍
3 Select OK, and safely increase the boat speed.‍
4 If the message appears again, stop the boat, and ensure the
speed-sensor wheel is not stuck.‍
5 If the wheel turns freely, check the cable connections.‍
6 If you continue to get the message, contact Garmin product
support.‍
Other Vessels Settings
When your compatible chartplotter is connected to an AIS
device or VHF radio, you can set up how other vessels are
displayed on the chartplotter.‍
Device Configuration
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Select Settings > Other Vessels.‍
AIS: Enables and disables AIS signal reception.‍
DSC: Enables and disables digital selective calling (DSC).‍
Collision Alarm: Sets the collision alarm (Setting the SafeZone Collision Alarm).‍
AIS-EPIRB Test: Enables test signals from Emergency Position
Indicating Radio Beacons (EPRIB).‍
AIS-MOB Test: Enables test signals from man overboard
(MOB) devices.‍
AIS-SART Test: Enables test transmissions from Search and
Rescue Transponders (SART).‍
Restoring the Original Chartplotter Factory
Settings
NOTE: This will delete all settings information you have
entered.‍
Select Settings > System > System Information > Factory
Settings > Reset.‍
Chartplotter Data Management
Copying Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks to a
Chartplotter
Before you can copy data to the chartplotter, you must have the
latest version of MapSource® or HomePort software programs
loaded on your computer and a memory card installed in the
chartplotter.‍
Select an option:
• Copy the data from HomePort to the prepared memory
card.‍
For more information, see the HomePort help file.‍
• Copy the data from MapSource to the prepared memory
card.‍
For more information, see the MapSource help file.‍
Copying Data from a Memory Card
1
2
3
4
Insert a memory card into a card slot.‍
Select Info > User Data > Data Transfer.‍
If necessary, select the memory card to copy data to.‍
Select an option:
• To transfer data from the memory card to the chartplotter
and combine it with existing user data, select Merge from
Card.‍
• To transfer data from the memory card to the chartplotter
and overwrite existing user data, select Replace from
Card.‍
5 Select the file name.‍
Copying Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks to a
Memory Card
1
2
3
4
Insert a memory card into the card slot.‍
Select Info > User Data > Data Transfer > Save to Card.‍
If necessary, select the memory card to copy data to.‍
Select an option:
• To create a new file, select Add New File, and enter a
name.‍ The file name is saved with an .‍adm extension.‍
• To add the information to an existing file, select the file
from the list.‍
Copying Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks to
or from all Chartplotters on the Network
You can transfer information for waypoints, routes, and tracks
from one chartplotter connected to the Garmin Marine Network
to every other chartplotter connected to the network.‍ The
transfer may take a long time, depending on the number of
waypoints being transferred.‍
1 Select Info > User Data > Data Transfer > Network.‍
2 Select an option:
• To transfer data from the chartplotter to the other
chartplotters connected to the network, select Clone User
Data.‍ Existing data is overwritten on those chartplotters.‍
• To transfer data between all the chartplotters connected
to the network, select Merge User Data.‍ Unique data is
combined with existing data on every chartplotter.‍
Copying Built-In Maps to a Memory Card
You can copy maps from the chartplotter to a memory card for
use with HomePort.‍
1 Insert a memory card into the card slot.‍
2 Select Info > User Data > Data Transfer.‍
3 Select Copy Built-In Map.‍
Backing Up Data to a Computer
1
2
3
4
Insert a memory card into the card slot.‍
Select Info > User Data > Data Transfer > Save to Card.‍
Select a file name from the list, or select Add New File.‍
Select Save to Card.‍
The file name is saved with an .‍adm extension.‍
5 Remove the memory card, and insert it into a card reader
attached to a computer.‍
6 Open the Garmin\UserData folder on the memory card.‍
7 Copy the backup file on the card and paste it to any location
on the computer.‍
Restoring Backup Data to a Chartplotter
1 Insert a memory card into a card reader that is attached to
the computer.‍
2 Copy a backup file from the computer to the memory card,
into a folder named Garmin\UserData.‍
3 Insert a memory card into the card slot.‍
4 Select Info > User Data > Data Transfer > Replace from
Card.‍
Saving System Information to a Memory
Card
You can save system information to a memory card as a
troubleshooting tool.‍ A product support representative may ask
you to use this information to retrieve data about the network.‍
1 Insert a memory card into the card slot.‍
2 Select Settings > System > System Information > Garmin
Devices > Save to Card.‍
3 If necessary, select the memory card to save system
information to.‍
4 Remove the memory card.‍
Appendix
Registering Your Device
Help us better support you by completing our online registration
today.‍
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Chartplotter Data Management
• Go to http:​/‍​/‍my​.garmin​.com.‍
• Keep the original sales receipt, or a photocopy, in a safe
place.‍
Digital Switching
Your chartplotter can be used to monitor or control circuits when
a compatible system is connected.‍
For example, you can control the interior lights and navigation
lights on the vessel.‍ You can also monitor live well circuits.‍
To access the digital switching controls, select Info > Circuit
Control.‍
For more information about purchasing and configuring a digital
switching system, contact your Garmin dealer.‍
Rotating the GRID Joystick
For certain installation situations, you can rotate the orientation
of the GRID joystick.‍
1 Select Settings > Communications > Marine Network.‍
2 Select the GRID device.‍
Cleaning the Screen
NOTICE
Cleaners containing ammonia will harm the anti-reflective
coating.‍
The device is coated with a special anti-reflective coating which
is very sensitive to skin oils, waxes, and abrasive cleaners.‍
1 Apply an eyeglass lens cleaner specified as safe for antireflective coatings to the cloth.‍
2 Gently wipe the screen with a soft, clean, lint-free cloth.‍
Screenshots
You can capture a screenshot of any screen shown on your
chartplotter as a bitmap (.‍bmp) file.‍ You can transfer the
screenshot to your computer.‍
Capturing Screenshots
1 Insert a memory card into the card slot.‍
2 Select Settings > Preferences > Screenshot Capture >
On.‍
3 Go to a screen you want to capture.‍
4 Hold Home for at least six seconds.‍
Copying Screenshots to a Computer
1 Remove the memory card from the chartplotter, and insert it
into a card reader that is attached to a computer.‍
2 From Windows® Explorer, open the Garmin\scrn folder on
the memory card.‍
3 Copy a .‍bmp file from the card and paste it to any location on
the computer.‍
Troubleshooting
My device will not acquire GPS signals
If the device is not acquiring satellite signals, there could be few
causes.‍ If the device has moved a large distance since the last
time it has acquired satellites or has been turned off for longer
than a few weeks or months, the device may not be able to
acquire the satellites correctly.‍
• Ensure the device is using the latest software.‍ If not, update
the device software (Updating the Device Software).‍
• If the device is using an internal GPS antenna, make sure
the device has a clear view of the sky so that the internal
antenna can receive the GPS signal.‍ If it is mounted inside of
a cabin, it should be close to a window so it can receive the
Appendix
GPS signal.‍ If the device is mounted inside a cabin and
cannot be placed in a location where the device can acquire
satellites, use an external GPS antenna.‍
• If the device is using an external GPS antenna, make sure
the antenna is connected to the chartplotter or the NMEA
network.‍
• If the device has more than one GPS antenna source, select
a different source (Selecting the GPS Source).‍
My device will not turn on or keeps turning off
Devices erratically turning off or not turning on could indicate an
issue with the power supplied to the device.‍ Check these items
to attempt to troubleshoot the cause of the power issue.‍
• Make sure the power source is generating power.‍
You can check this several ways.‍ For example, you can
check whether other devices powered by the source are
functioning.‍
• Check the fuse in the power cable.‍
The fuse should be located in a holder that is part of the red
wire of the power cable.‍ A 3 Amp fuse is used in this power
cable.‍ Check the fuse to make sure there is still a connection
inside of the fuse.‍ You can test the fuse using a multimeter.‍ If
the fuse is good, the multimeter reads 0 ohms.‍
• Check to make sure the device is receiving is at least 10
volts, but 12 volts is recommended.‍
To check the voltage, measure the female sockets 8 (power)
and 2 (ground) of the power cable for DC voltage.‍ If the
voltage is less than 10 volts, the device will not turn on.‍
• If the device is receiving enough power but does not turn on,
contact Garmin product support at www.garmin.com/‍support.‍
My device is not creating waypoints in the correct
location
You can manually enter a waypoint location to transfer and
share data from one device to the next.‍ If you have manually
entered a waypoint using coordinates, and the location of the
point does not appear where the point should be, the map
datum and position format of the device may not match the map
datum and position format originally used to mark the waypoint.‍
Position format is the way in which the GPS receiver's position
appears on the screen.‍ Commonly displayed as latitude/
longitude in degrees and minutes, with options for degrees,
minutes and second, degrees only, or one of several grid
formats.‍
Map datum is a math model which depicts a part of the surface
of the earth.‍ Latitude and longitude lines on a paper map are
referenced to a specific map datum.‍
1 Find out which map datum and position format was used
when the original waypoint was created.‍
If the original waypoint was taken from a map, there should
be a legend on the map that lists the map datum and position
format used to create that map.‍ Most often this is found near
the map key.‍
2 On the chartplotter, select Settings > Preferences > Units.‍
3 Select the correct map datum and position format settings.‍
4 Create the waypoint again.‍
NMEA 0183 Information
Type
Sentence Description
Transmit GPAPB
APB: Heading or track controller (autopilot)
sentence "B"
GPBOD
BOD: Bearing (origin to destination)
GPBWC
BWC: Bearing and distance to waypoint
GPGGA
GGA: Global positioning system fix data
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Type
Sentence Description
Type
PGN
Description
GPGLL
GLL: Geographic position (latitude and longitude)
127488 Engine parameters: Rapid update
GPGSA
GSA: GNSS DOP and active satellites
127493 Transmission parameters: Dynamic
GPGSV
GSV: GNSS satellites in view
127505 Fluid level
GPRMB
RMB: Recommended minimum navigation
information
128259 Speed: water referenced
GPRMC
RMC: Recommended minimum specific GNSS
data
129025 Position: rapid update
GPRTE
RTE: Routes
GPVTG
VTG: Course over ground and ground speed
GPWPL
WPL: Waypoint location
GPXTE
XTE: Cross track error
PGRME
E: Estimated error
PGRMM
M: Map datum
PGRMZ
Z: Altitude
SDDBT
DBT: Depth below transducer
SDDPT
DPT: Depth
129810 AIS class B "CS" static data report, part
B
SDMTW
MTW: Water temperature
130310 Environmental parameters
SDVHW
VHW: Water speed and heading
130311 Environmental parameters
Depth
130313 Humidity
DBT
Depth below transducer
130314 Actual pressure
MTW
Water temperature
VHW
Water speed and heading
WPL
Waypoint location
DSC
Digital selective calling information
DSE
Expanded digital selective calling
HDG
Heading, deviation, and variation
HDM
Heading, magnetic
MWD
Wind direction and speed
MDA
Meteorological composite
MWV
Wind speed and angle
VDM
AIS VHF data-link message
Receive DPT
NMEA 2000 PGN Information
Type
PGN
Transmit and
receive
059392 ISO acknowledgment
Description
059904 ISO request
060928 ISO address claim
126208 NMEA: Command, request, and
acknowledge group function
126464 Transmit and receive PGN list group
function
126996 Product information
129026 COG and SOG : Rapid update
128267 Water depth
129038 AIS class A position report
129039 AIS class B position report
129040 AIS class B extended position report
129539 GNSS DOPs
129794 AIS class A static and voyage related
data
129809 AIS class B "CS" static data report, part
A
Software License Agreement
BY USING THE DEVICE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY
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SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT.‍ PLEASE READ THIS
AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.‍
Garmin Ltd.‍ and its subsidiaries (“Garmin”) grant you a limited
license to use the software embedded in this device (the
“Software”) in binary executable form in the normal operation of
the product.‍ Title, ownership rights, and intellectual property
rights in and to the Software remain in Garmin and/or its thirdparty providers.‍
You acknowledge that the Software is the property of Garmin
and/or its third-party providers and is protected under the United
States of America copyright laws and international copyright
treaties.‍ You further acknowledge that the structure,
organization, and code of the Software, for which source code is
not provided, are valuable trade secrets of Garmin and/or its
third-party providers and that the Software in source code form
remains a valuable trade secret of Garmin and/or its third-party
providers.‍ You agree not to decompile, disassemble, modify,
reverse assemble, reverse engineer, or reduce to human
readable form the Software or any part thereof or create any
derivative works based on the Software.‍ You agree not to
export or re-export the Software to any country in violation of
the export control laws of the United States of America or the
export control laws of any other applicable country.‍
129029 GNSS position data
129540 GNSS satellites in view
130306 Wind data
130312 Temperature
Transmit
127250 Vessel heading
127258 Magnetic variance
128259 Speed: Water referenced
128267 Water depth
129025 Position: Rapid update
129283 Cross track error
129284 Navigation data
129285 Navigation route and waypoint info
Receive
126992 System time
127250 Vessel heading
127489 Engine parameters: Dynamic
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Appendix
Index
A
aerial photos 5
AIS 5–7
distress signal device 6
radar 18
SART 6
targeting 5, 6
threats 6, 17
turning on 35
alarms 34
anchor drag 34
arrival 34
collision 6, 35
deep water 15
engine 24
gauges 24
navigation 34
off course 34
shallow water 15
sonar 15
water temperature 15
weather 35
anchor drag alarm 34
animated currents, tides 4
antenna, GPS 2
arrival alarm 34
Auto Guidance 11, 33
line 33
shoreline distance 33
autopilot 11, 20
adjusting the heading 20
circles pattern 21
cloverleaf pattern 21
engaging 20
orbit pattern 21
pattern steering 21
power saver 20
reducing rudder activity 20
search pattern 21
Shadow Drive 21
steering increment 20
steering patterns 21
u-turn pattern 21
Williamson turn pattern 21
zigzag pattern 21
B
backlight 2
Bluetooth devices 27
buoy reports 31
C
camera
configuration 32
controlling 32
home position 32
panning 32
pausing 32
scanning 32
standby 32
tilting 32
zooming 32
celestial information 25
charts 2–4, 6, 7
appearance 7
details 3
heading line 7
measuring distance 3
navigation 3, 4
orientation 7
symbols 3
circuits 37
clock 34
alarm 34
collision alarm 6, 35
color mode 2
compass, rose 6
Index
courses 11
current stations 25
indicators 4
GRID pairing 33
Guide To 11
gybing. See tacking and gybing
D
H
data
backup 36
copying 36
data management 36
deleting, all user data 10
depth log 25
destinations
navigation chart 10
selecting 10
device
cleaning 37
registration 36
digital selective calling 22, 23
channels 23
contacts 22
individual routine call 23
turning on 22, 35
digital switching 37
direction control 21
distress call 22, 23
distress signal device 6
DownVü 12
DSC. See digital selective calling
hazard colors 7
heading 20
adjusting 20
heading hold 22, 26
holding 20
Shadow Drive 20
helm application 2
help. See product support
home screen 2
customizing 2
E
EBL 18
adjusting 18
measuring 18
showing 18
engine gauges 24
configuring 24
status alarms 24
EPIRB 6
event log 33
F
factory settings 36
stations 2
Fish Eye 3D
sonar cone 7
suspended targets 7
tracks 7
fishing chart 3, 31
setup 6
fuel alarm 24, 35
fuel capacity 24, 35
fuel gauges 24
status alarm 24, 35
synchronizing with actual fuel 24
fuel onboard 35
G
Garmin Marine Network 10, 34
Garmin product support, contact information 1
gauges 24
engine 24
fuel 24
limits 24
status alarms 24
trip 24
wind 24, 25
Go To 11
GPS 37
signals 2
source 2
GPS accuracy 34
graphs
air temperature 25
atmospheric pressure 25
configuring 25
depth 25
water temperature 25
wind angle 25
wind speed 25
GRID 37
J
jibing. See tacking and gybing
joystick 37
K
keel offset 26, 35
keyboard 33
L
lane width 7
language 32, 33
locking, screen 1
M
man overboard 7, 21, 23
marine services 11
mark location 7
MARPA 5
navigation chart 7
tagged object 17
targeting 17
threats 6, 17
measuring distance, charts 3
media player 27
alphabetical search 27
Android 27
device name 28
FUSION-Link 27
iPod 27
Meteor 27
MTP 27
muting 28
preset 27
radio 27, 28
repeating 27
shuffling 27
SiriusXM Satellite Radio 28
source 27
tuner region 27
tuning mode 27
VHF 28
Windows phone 27
zones 28
memory card 36
detailed maps 36
installing 1
Meteor. See media player
MOB, device 6
music player 27–29. See media player
N
navaids 3
navigation alarms 34
navigation chart 3, 4, 10, 31
aerial photos 6
marine service points 11
MARPA 7
radar overlay 18
setup 6
vessel trails 7, 23
networking. See Marine Network
NMEA 0183 22, 34
NMEA 2000 22, 34
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O
off course alarm 34
offset, front of boat 20
other vessels
AIS 7
trails 7
P
panning, camera 32
Perspective 3D 31
photos, aerial 5
position, tracking 23
position report 23
power key 1, 32
powerboat 2, 25
premium charts 4, 6
aerial photos 5
Fish Eye 3D 7
tide and current indicators 4
product registration 36
product support 1
contact information 1
R
radar 16–18
AIS 18
clutter 19
color scheme 19
field of view 19
front-of-boat offset 20
gain 18, 19
MARPA 6
optimizing display 19
overlay screen 18
range 16
range rings 19
sentry mode 17
timed transmit 17
transmitting 16
waypoints 17, 19
zoom scale 17
radar overlay 18
radio, SiriusXM 28
range rings 7
registering the device 36
resetting
settings 28
station layouts 2
Route To 11
routes
copying 36
creating 8
deleting 9
editing 8
navigating 9
navigating parallel to 9
synchronizing 10
viewing list of 8
waypoints 36
S
safe depth 33
safe height 33
safe-zone collision alarm 6, 35
sailboat 2, 25
sailing 7, 25
sailing gauges 24
SART 6
satellite imagery 4
satellite signals, acquiring 2
screen
brightness 2
locking 1
screenshots 37
capturing 37
sentry mode 17
guard zone 17
timed transmit 17
settings 32, 33, 35
radar display 19
40
system information 33
Shadow Drive
enabling 21
sensitivity 21
shoreline distance 33
SideVü 12
SiriusXM 29
SiriusXM Satellite Radio 28
software, updating 1
software license agreement 38
sonar 11, 12, 15
a-scope 14, 15
alarms 15
appearance 15
bottom lock 13
color gain 13
cone 7
depth 13
depth scale 13
DownVü 12
frequencies 14
gain 13
interference 15
noise 13
recording 16
scroll speed 14
sharing 13
SideVü 12
source 13
surface noise 15
suspended targets 15
views 12, 13
waypoint 12
whiteline 15
zoom 13
SOS 7, 23
stations 2
changing the station 33
customizing the home screen of 2
ordering the displays 33
restoring the layout 2, 33
steering mode, selecting 20
suspended targets 7
symbols 5
synchronizing, user data 10
system information 33, 36
T
tacking and gybing 22, 26
heading hold 22, 26
wind hold 22, 26
targeting 17
temperature log 25
tide stations 4, 25
indicators 4
touchscreen 1
tracks 9
clearing 10
copying 36
deleting 9, 10
editing 9
list 9
navigating 9, 10
recording 10
saving 9
saving as route 9
showing 7, 9
transducer 11, 14, 15
trip gauges 24
troubleshooting 37
V
vessel trails 7, 23
VHF radio 22
calling an AIS target 23
distress calls 22, 23
DSC channel 23
individual routine call 23
video 31, 32
configuring 32
source 31, 32
voltage 34
volume, adjusting 28
VRM 18
adjusting 18
measuring 18
showing 18
W
warning manager 26
messages 26, 27
water
speed 35
temperature log 25
temperature offset 35
waypoints 7, 37
copying 36
creating 7, 31
deleting 8
editing 8
man overboard 7
navigating to 8
radar 17
showing 7
sonar 12
synchronizing 10
tracked vessel 23
viewing list of 8
weather 31
weather 6, 29, 30
alarms 35
broadcasts 29
charts 29, 31
fishing 30
fishing chart 31
forecast 29–31
navigation chart 31
overlay 31
precipitation 29
sea conditions 30
subscription 29, 31
surface pressure 30
visibility 31
water temperature 30, 31
wave information 30
winds 30
wind angle graph 25
wind gauges 24, 25
wind hold 21, 22, 26
adjusting 22, 26
wind speed graph 25
wireless devices
Bluetooth devices 27
connecting a wireless device 27
Z
zoom
camera 32
chart 3
radar 17
sonar 13
U
unit ID 33
units of measure 33
updates, software 1
user data
deleting 10
synchronizing 10
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