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    Updated 9/29/20 - Upgrades have been pushed until 10/7/20

    Over the last two years, there have been updates to the environment that have introduced challenges in usability, performance, and security. Efforts to improve the technology, user interface and site performance have revealed weaknesses in the platform and outdated software our site uses. This has made it increasingly difficult and frustrating to support and upgrade to more modern reliable standards that users deserve. This is not the experience we want for the members of this community.

    Members want a fast site that performs well across all devices, to be able to find relevant and interesting content, and easily share through text, images, video, and messaging on a secure platform. Our goal is to provide this user experience to all members. We will be updating to a new platform to better meet the needs of this community and allow us to provide support more efficiently. Our focus is to create a sustainable platform that performs well and loads faster on all devices while offering seamless ways to search and connect. Technology is constantly innovating - by creating an environment that we control we can maintain the site with more frequent improvements and maintenance updates.

    Although change can be difficult, we are here to support you through the process. We make every effort to review existing settings and make the changes needed so the migration goes smoothly. If you notice something doesn’t seem correct once the site goes live, don’t panic! We’ll have a dedicated person monitoring as the site goes live to answer any questions and provide support through this change.

    What’s next?
    When will this be happening? The plan is to put our current forums into maintenance mode (off line) at around 9am MST on 10/7/2020! The whole transition should take 30-36 hours. We recognize the user experience is slow and there are bugs from the outdated software. The sooner we can change that the better we can make the experience for you. You’ll start to see activity related to cleanup in preparation for migration very shortly. We will post an announcement to the community prior to starting the actual data migration.

    We appreciate each member’s contribution to this community and look forward to an improved experience for you all.

    - Management

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  • Merc Engine Harness/Smartcraft data

    In my continuing efforts to learn.....

    I was looking over the engine harness and referencing the wiring diagram in the #31 manual so that I can identify all the sensors, etc.
    I noticed that some connectors are not connected to anything such as fuel level, digital trim, transom harness, etc.

    I've read up and found that I have ECM-555 which supports Smartcraft and I've started to look for the NMEA 2000 gateway so that I can display engine data on my GPS. Reading the Smartcraft info, I'm really interested in fuel data such as fuel used, gal/hr, etc.

    Since I noticed the engine harness connector for fuel level is not connected to anything, will this affect the fuel data? Or does the ECM just know that each time an injector fires, a certain amount of fuel is being used?

    If the fuel level connector needs to be connected to the fuel tank, it is a simple as connecting to the float level output that feeds the fuel gauge? I found it interesting that this fuel level connector is located at the back of the engine near the power steering cooler.
    2005 Chaparral 256 SSi - MX 6.2 MPI s/n 0W061713, Bravo 3

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    2005 Chaparral 204 SSi - 2009 5.0L TKS, Alpha I Gen II

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    I can't answer that question but you may find the information you are looking for in manual #36.

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      Hi

      unless you have the proper sender to suit, all you do is tell the smart craft vessel view how much fuel you have put in the tank. It then tells you the fuel used by measuring what the injectors are throwing out etc. It’s very very accurate.
      so basically. Run the tank down to a safe estimate of empty or nearly empty. That gives you a starting point. Then just tell the vessel view what you’ve put in. It will then tell you all you need to know. Range, time left, current usage etc etc.

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        Originally posted by Greg_E View Post
        I can't answer that question but you may find the information you are looking for in manual #36.
        Cool. Thanks.
        2005 Chaparral 256 SSi - MX 6.2 MPI s/n 0W061713, Bravo 3

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        2005 Chaparral 204 SSi - 2009 5.0L TKS, Alpha I Gen II

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