Where Credit is Due: February 2012
West Marine/Navico Reps
One of the problems we all face with electronics these days is the fact that a newly purchased unit can be close to obsolete before we open the box. I purchased a Lowrance GlobalMap 7600CHD with the intention of installing it after a refit of my Alberg 35 sloop. Needless to say, the project took 10 times longer than expected. So, in order to get my plotter close to current technology, I needed to replace the LGC-2000 antenna with a LGC-4000, and add a NMEA-2000 network.
The cable issues were a giant can of worms. As I was in West Marine (www.westmarine.com) looking for clues to my wiring puzzle, salesperson Dave Butts came to my rescue. When searching old catalogs turned into a dead end, he called West Coast Navico/Lowrance rep Steve Hamber (www.lowrance.com). Steve sent me the necessary cables free of charge, plus we exchanged emails and calls until it was clear to me how the connections should be made.
Both Dave and Steve went the extra mile. It is great to find folks willing to do more than ring a cash register.
Boreas, Alberg 35