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    New Smartcraft gauge called MercMonitor

    I was thinking of buying a SC1000 Monitor to take advantage of the diagnostic capabilities of my SmartCraft system and stumbled on this new MercMonitor gauge:
    http://www.mercurymarine.com/precisi...on_display.php

    Has anyone heard of this, anybody happen to have one? For $400'ish I'm now leaning toward this monitor instead. Heck I could almost return my new diagnostic tool.

    They offer it in an Eco-Gauge too which claims to help reduce fuel usage by up to 20%.
    "ECO-Screen is a digital instrument display that monitors boat speed, engine rpm, fuel flow and engine drive angle, and then coaches the boat operator to adjust throttle and trim to achieve the best fuel economy. When the boat is “dialed in” for best economy, the ECO-Screen display changes color, from yellow to green"

    Either style looks much nicer than the black or white SC1000 that I was going to hide in my engine compartment, now I'd pop this baby in on the dash next to all the chrome Livorsi gauges.
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    Re: New Smartcraft gauge called MercMonitor

    It won the West Marine "GREEN" award at Miami this year:

    http://www.boats.com/blog/2010/02/ma...nning-monitor/

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    Re: New Smartcraft gauge called MercMonitor

    It is NMEA 2000 compliant too. So, does that mean it will display everything on my Garmin 4208?

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    Re: New Smartcraft gauge called MercMonitor

    Yes that's the way I understand it, they are totally compatible with most GPS/ Lowrence systems too!
    I'm leaning more and more on this monitor instead of the SC1000 version.
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    Re: New Smartcraft gauge called MercMonitor

    I cant even find one to buy. Where do you get them?

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    Re: New Smartcraft gauge called MercMonitor

    I'm sure any Authorized Merc dealer could get you one.

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    Re: New Smartcraft gauge called MercMonitor

    Mercparts.com has them listed and Livorsi also has them but the best price I found so far was a seller on eBay who had a SC1000 for sale.
    When I asked about these instead he quoted me 10% or 15% off.
    His name is John at Leaders Marine in MI 269-544-2628

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    Re: New Smartcraft gauge called MercMonitor

    Thats what I needed. Cool!

    I am going to find out what this guy has.

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    Re: New Smartcraft gauge called MercMonitor

    I'M BUYING ONE TOO!!!
    In researching these I finally broke down and called Merc directly b/c they are so new no one seems to really know the ins and outs of the thing.
    CP Performance didn't even know they existed.
    Turns out all the gauges offer the same functions its just the data transfer input and output that changes from the 879337K51 single engine Data level 1 to the 879338K51 single engine data level 2 gauge.
    They all offer the ECO-Screen you just program it to show that screen. In fact I read that you can set up three preferences to be displayed and it rolls through them in 5 sec intervals. (I'm sure you can adjust that roll time too!)

    Since I'm not real worried about running a chart plotter and transferring data back and forth I'm going to buy the less expensive one at $380 from these guys: http://www.veradoclubparts.com/category_s/48.htm

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    Re: New Smartcraft gauge called MercMonitor

    Hold the presses I just found these things for $295 on the trader ($11.95 s/h) and they even had them in stock, so I placed my order right away
    Woooo Whooo
    http://www.boattrader.com/listing/20...itor--96146770

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