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Garmin Echomap install on Scarab 195

BCat

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Finished my Garmin Echomap 44cv install. Installed transducer on right side of stern so I could run the wire down the right side of boat to the helm. I wanted to mention there's a fuse block with 7 open ports right at the helm. Very easy to use with a fuse tap, or just wire into an open slot with a blade connector like I did. The only issue is boats don't have a common ground like cars, so I had to decide where to hook up the ground wire. I decided on the courtesy light ground, and everything works great. As far as dash mounting, I chose the nice open spot to the right of the gauges. Drilled the 3 mounting holes and a center hole to run the wires directly into and under the mount. As far as picture quality, it works great at all speeds from neutral all the way to WOT. But if it's in reverse, the screen gets pretty fuzzy from all those bubbles. I don't mind that really because the only time I use reverse is to back it off the trailer. So overall I'm very happy with the install.
 

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Srsm

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Nice! Any photos of the transducer installed on the stern and where you drilled in from the outside? Thanks 🤞
 

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Sweet! I put a Garmin on mine as well. Didn’t put the transducer on yet because I don’t fish and the boat came with a depth finder. I put mine in the useless “phone holder” to the right of where your is.
I’d love to see where you drilled through the transom and where the transducer is.
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Im installing one also and am having trouble with the wiring. where did you guys ground it to? i see you said courtesy lights, did you tie it into a wire from there? any help would be greatly appreciated or if you have more photos also.
thanks in advance!
 
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HawaiiBreeze

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I have the same unit on a 2017 SX190 Yamaha and mounted the head unit the same way you did but the Transducer I custom mounted. I just didnt want to drill any holes for it or the cable. Mounted the unit to the Ride Plate and ran the cable up through a drain fitting which became a hose which I split and put a Tee fitting in. The Trans wire came out through the Tee and up through the storage holds to the dash and into the head unit. The Tee opening was sealed with silicone and the drain works fine. Mounted like this I get readings at all speeds, been good for more than 3 years.

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