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Installed a SImrad G07 on my 242

Discussion in 'Electronics-Stereo/GPS/Chartplotter/Electrical etc' started by tomcoombs, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. tomcoombs

    tomcoombs Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    21
    Location:
    Wellington, FL
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2014
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    So as part of the recent referb of our 242. I installed a Simrad G07 with a totalscan sonar.

    It went in really quickly and looks great!

    The head unit is on the center console right behind the wheel. Everything else is still easily visible.

    I installed the TotalScan right on the rear, in the center on Stern Saver fixed above the stern drain plug. The cable came up and in through the Scupper drain pipe, exiting the drain pipe right at the fwd end of the engine compartment and then into cable chase with the steering lines at that point (very easy and quick way to get the cable in with NO EXTRA HOLES).

    Wiring was easy too, I just plumbed right into the wires feeding the 12v power socket. It came with a 3am fuse and fuse holder. Very easy.

    IMG_3981.jpg
     
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  2. LionShare

    LionShare Member

    Messages:
    44
    Location:
    Ottawa, ON Canada
    Ratings:
    +14 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    X
    Boat Length:
    21
    Any chance you can post a pic of where you fed the transducer cable from the bottom of the boat? Not sure where the scupper drain pipe is and this could finally solve my "where the frick to fed my cable" for my upcoming Helix 7 install.

    Cheers
     
  3. tomcoombs

    tomcoombs Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    21
    Location:
    Wellington, FL
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2014
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    Absolutely, I will catch some photos of where I installed the TotalScan and also the cable entry / routing etc.

    Briefly, when I look at the rear of my boat, on the left side of the center keel, facing the port jet assembly, there is white drain fitting exit with a black rubber insert (to stop wave action coming up into the boat through the drain).

    This is connected to a white drain hose in the bilge area. (remove the cover between the clean out plugs)

    The hose enters the engine compartment runs between the two engines (at spark plug level) and connects to the central scupper drain from the cockpit.

    I pushed the cable in through that fitting, and on up through the hose ( I had to release the cable clamp at the engine compartment entry to get a clean line to push the cable through). I disconnected the hose from the deck drain fitting, and where it meets that fitting, I cut a notch in the hose, exited the cable from the scupper hose and re-attached the hose to the fitting with some sealant around the cable. From there you can use the steering cable runs to get to the console.

    The cable run from the transducer to the drain, I simply secured to the hull with a clear silicone sealant. (lifeseal).

    I will add photos, but it came out great.
     
  4. LionShare

    LionShare Member

    Messages:
    44
    Location:
    Ottawa, ON Canada
    Ratings:
    +14 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    X
    Boat Length:
    21
    Right on Tom - looking forward to the pics my good man
     
  5. Mark

    Mark Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
    145
    Location:
    27019
    Ratings:
    +72 / 3
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2011
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    Just got the same setup. Can't wait to see your finished install on the transducer.
     
  6. tomcoombs

    tomcoombs Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    21
    Location:
    Wellington, FL
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2014
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    How I installed my TotalScan transducer on a 2014 Yamaha 242 Limited S.

    Additional pictures of the transducer install / from the post above:

    Briefly, when I look at the rear of my boat, on the left side of the center keel, facing the port jet assembly, there is white drain fitting exit with a black rubber insert (to stop wave action coming up into the boat through the drain).
    The cable run from the transducer to the drain, I simply secured to the hull with a clear silicone sealant. (lifeseal).
    IMG_3992.jpg IMG_3993.jpg

    This is connected to a white drain hose in the bilge area. (remove the cover between the clean out plugs); The hose enters the engine compartment runs between the two engines (at spark plug level) and connects to the central scupper drain from the cockpit.

    I pushed the cable in through that external scupper drain fitting (you have to remove / replace the black rubber flap to get the connector through), and on up through the hose ( I had to release and reinstall the cable tie at the engine compartment entry to get a clean line to push the cable through).
    IMG_3994.jpg

    I disconnected the hose from the deck drain fitting, and where it meets that fitting, I cut a notch in the hose, exited the cable from the scupper hose and re-attached the hose to the fitting with some sealant around the cable.
    IMG_3995.jpg

    From there you can use the steering cable runs to get to the console.
    IMG_3999.jpg IMG_4001.jpg IMG_4002.jpg

    I mounted the bracket for the G07 on the center of the console, right behind the helm. It is secured by four screws. Drilled a 1" hole right under the center of where the mount is fitted, and brought the cables up and through.
    The mount itself has a raised section to allow for cables to exit from this point.

    IMG_3997.jpg

    Hope this helps.
     

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  7. tomcoombs

    tomcoombs Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    21
    Location:
    Wellington, FL
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2014
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    Happy to report. The transducer mounted in this center location works at all speeds >=30 mph , providing echo sounding and also structure scanning. The Navigation display is accurate on it's internal GPS antenna and updates quickly and seamlessly.

    Very happy with the setup and configuration.
     
  8. PortTobacco II

    PortTobacco II Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    53
    Location:
    Southern Maryland
    Ratings:
    +38 / 10
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    24
    Tom- You don't have any concern preventing the "black rubber insert" functioning the way it is intended now that the transducer cable is in its way? Do most people do it this way instead of drilling another hole in the boat?
     
  9. tomcoombs

    tomcoombs Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    21
    Location:
    Wellington, FL
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2014
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    It didn't seem to impact the boat this past weekend. No water came flooding back up into the cockpit when waves were approaching the stern, even when we slowed from high speed to low speed. I don't believe its impacting the operation.

    It would be very easy to nibble out an edge to allow it to move over the cable if I see something like that.

    I don't know about most people, but this will allow me to take my G07 off the boat if I choose to sell it, without having to repair a big hole in the stern...and it's one less penetration which has to be good right?
     
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  10. Benny Sibbitt

    Benny Sibbitt Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
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    Location:
    Winter Garden, FL / Orlando
    Ratings:
    +167 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24

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