Skipjack 24' - Fitting New Lowrance Fish Finder

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Skipjack 24' - Fitting New Lowrance Fish Finder

Post by Bob Fisher » Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:42 am

Fitting New Lowrance Fish Finder

So... a lot has happened since the last post. I've now got the bilge pump, blower and nav lights all working! And this long weekend I've fitted the Dual Frequency Transducer and Speed-Temp unit to the transom and run the cables to a new terminal block down the port side and into the cabin. My terminal block will allow expansion for NMEA 2000 network connections. I currently have the NMEA power and data cables taped up out of the way...

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Behind the dash wiring for the new Lowrance Fish Finder. Power is supplied directly from the Port Side Battery but can be shutoff with the toggle switch when not in use... Spiral wrap around the main cables and heat-shrink sleeves on all connections
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Lowrance X-17 Fish Finder

Spiral-wrap protects the cables
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Post by barra_on_fly » Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:04 pm

Very neatly done.
I shrink and solder everything, rarely use crimps on the boat.
I also try and use the shrink with glue/resin. Really eliminates corrosion.
I have wired up the doc's boats, and touch wood he has had no probs with them.
Good to see you using Lowrance gear!

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