How to setup XB-8000 or Vision with Coastal Explorer

Using WiFi you can setup Coastal Explorer to accept data from Vesper Marine XB-8000 and WatchMate Vision transponders.


1. Connect your computer to the XB-8000 or Vision via the Windows WiFi network settings


2. In Coastal Explorer, go to Tools - Configure Vessel and Electronics





3. Select Data Ports - click on Port Settings...





4.  Select Add Network Port...





5. If you have not changed the default IP address on your XB-8000 or WatchMate Vision transponder, this is the address format:

If you have changed them, adjust these numbers accordingly.


6. Click OK -- close -- OK

You are all done. Select Instruments and you should see your boat's position or select Vessels to see a list of AIS information.


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