You raymarine guys kill me.  Defend it to the end and drag others down when 
it's obvious that Ray falls short. I've been saying it for years: friends don't 
let friends buy raymarine. 
Dave/others; Per Garmin FAQ, Here's the solution if/when you decide to leave 
the raymarine dark side :
"The easiest way to update the device is to purchase a NMEA 2000 Network 
Updater and attach it to the NMEA 2000 network that the device is connected to. 
The updater will add an SD card slot to the NMEA 2000 network which will allow 
and update to be sent to the device. A blank SD card with at least 300MB up to 
2GB of space is also required.
To create the update SD card, please follow these instructions:
Download the latest update from the Marine Software Update Page to your 
desktopDouble-click the file on the desktopWhen the window titled Marine 
Product Software Update appears, click the Next buttonChoose the drive letter 
that is assigned to the SD card readerClick the Next buttonOnce the update is 
completed, click the Finish buttonTake the SD card and the NMEA 2000 Network 
Updater to the boat. To connect the NMEA 2000 Network Updater into the NMEA 
2000 network, please follow these instructions:
Connect the NMEA 2000 Network Updater's cable to the T-Connector it came 
withDisconnect two T-Connectors in the NMEA 2000 network on the boatConnect the 
Network Updater's T-Connector to both of the disconnected T-Connectors from 
step 2To update the NMEA 2000 network, power on the NMEA 2000 network and all 
accessories and insert the SD card into the NMEA 2000 Network Updater.
To know when the update is complete, please review the color of the LED on the 
NMEA 2000 Network Updater:
Red - Error, no card inserted, or no update on cardOrange - Update in 
progressGreen - Update completed successfullyOnce the update is complete, the 
SD card can be removed from the Updater and all Garmin NMEA 2000 connected 
devices and accessories will be up to date."

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On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 7:40 AM -0500, "Frederick G Street via CnC-List" 
<> wrote:

I think Dave’s gripe had more to do with upgrading things other than the MFD; 
things like instruments and autopilots.  And having to do those through an MFD 
from the same manufacturer.
I don’t think I’d want to be able to upgrade a Raymarine autopilot through a 
Garmin MFD; Garmin might just sabotage the process…   :^)

Fred Street -- Minneapolis
S/V Oceanis (1979 C&C Landfall 38) -- Bayfield, WI

On Sep 20, 2016, at 7:26 AM, Paul Fountain via CnC-List <> 
My ray eS7 does the same …… Paul FountainPerception II1985 C&C 33-II k/cbPort 
Credit Yacht Club From: CnC-List [] On 
Behalf Of Hoyt, Mike via CnC-List
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 8:23 AM
Cc: Hoyt, Mike <>
Subject: Re: Stus-List Raymarine exits the instrument, vhf and autopilot 
business! My Garmin GPSMap 740 plotter uses a SD Card to update firmware after 
downloading the file to the SD card from a computer which in turn gets the file 
from the internet. MikePersistenceHalifax, NS


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