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GPS Installation

To anyone who has ever installed a GPS, does this require a skill, or can anyone with a general mechanical aptitude handle the task?

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usually one just turns it on. To which specific hardware are you referringÉ

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Re: GPS Installation

Most newer GPS units have an internal antenna, so all you have to do is hook up the power and turn it on. If you need to integrate it into a NMEA network it's slightly more complicated, but not all that difficult.

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Piece of cake..just requires planning, patience and tools as its plug and play usually. What did you buy?

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Install. Remove. Read instructions. Reinstall correctly. Go sailing

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Like others have said they tend to be pretty simple and straight forward. Read the instructions first and it will save you time. If you are connecting it to a chart plotter you can probably find instructions online for your particular brands. Mine was four wires (If I recall correctly) and I found the instruction online.

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this is really pretty simple and I am sure you probably have this figured out - but NMEA "in" and "out" are different.

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It is a Raymarine plotter/GPS either the C series or E series

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Re: GPS Installation

The hardest part about installing the Raymarine e7d was deciding if I'd ever use the video features and if it was okay to cut the connector off of the wiring harness to fish it through my pedestal.

The answer was yes.

At it's simplest you just need to get power to the device and it is otherwise self contained.

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It's pretty much a plug and play device. Like the post above stated, you just need power. And, like any device, RTFD!

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