Re: Garmin Chart Plotter Wiring Route
Originally Posted by weephee
I recently purchased a chart plotter and I would like to mount it to the SS pedestal guard. Just wondering how most of you sailors who have instruments at the helm
run the cables. Is there a water
proof grommet that I can purchase
to run the cables up from the cockpit
sole. The cables would be in the way if I come through the side and swing over to the guard. Not sure how to do this. I appreciate any direction Thx
If you have not done so already, check to ensure that your new plotter does not interfere with your steering compass before you mount it permanently. Some Garmin plotters have an internal magnet on the chip door that will effect a compass. Some also seem to effect a compass once they are energized. I tried several different plotters before I found a version that had no effect. One can temporarily power a plotter with a small 12v battery
to determine whether energizing a unit will have any effect.
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