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    Fluxgate Compass Replacement

    The nav electronics on board are probably old enough to drink at this point but still functional for the type of boating that I do. ( for now)
    GPS, Radar and Autopilot were all taking heading data from a KVH 1000 fluxgate compass.
    This device has died- there is salt corrosion on the board that is terminal.

    Looking at a replacement KVH, new ones are going for $8-900 if you can find one and used on E-Bay is still +/- $400 and then taking chances with used gear.

    I have found a fluxgate heading sensor- Digital Yacht Hsc100 High Performance Fluxgate Sensor- https://www.hodgesmarine.com/dgyzdig...xoCIxkQAvD_BwE

    That seems to fit the bill and it is a new ( ie- not used ) device- it has standard NMEA 0183 HDG, HDM, HDT and HCC output. My GPS- Garmin GPSMAp 3010C appears to be looking for the same sentences. There is no backbone or networking on this gear, the devices are hardwired to each other- not pretty under the dask but was functional until recently.

    Since I do not need the the visual compass readout- does anyone have any words of caution against going this route?
    or
    Always glad to take an alternative approach.


    A new suite of electronics is in the plan, but not this year.
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    1992 3888
    W04C-TI 210 Hinos
    Westerbeke 8 KW Genset

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    NMEA 0183 sentence is a sentence regardless of what originated it. Your devices won't know what sent them. Should work.
    Tony Bacon,
    Washougal, WA
    Caspian, MMSI 338355743
    1997 3788 Cummins 250hp

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      Originally posted by Bacon View Post
      NMEA 0183 sentence is a sentence regardless of what originated it. Your devices won't know what sent them. Should work.
      Thanks for the validation. Uncharted territory for me.
      1992 3888
      W04C-TI 210 Hinos
      Westerbeke 8 KW Genset

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