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06-08-2007 01:07 PM
geary126 Hey, guys. thanks for notes.

SteveMac. You would think they would have a large connector only on one end, wouldn't you? But that 3/8 connector, somehow, won't even fit through a 5/8" hole. I tried it the other day.

maybe routing on the outside is the way to go.

I asked Edson, and they said, they didn't recco it, re: inside the pedestal.

Kind of the equivalent of NIMBY. Not in my backyard!
06-08-2007 11:26 AM
SailorMitch Makes me glad I bought a Standard Horizon chartplotter a couple of years ago. I mounted it on the pedestal guard using a Snap-it Marine base I already had, and then made a bigger base using Starboard. The SH wires run through the binnacle (yes, it is a tight fit but doable) to a wiring block down below. No fittings at the ends of the SH wires. Makes a neat, clean installation.
06-08-2007 10:38 AM
Originally Posted by geary126
Question is, I think I need to drill a 3/4" into the rails...and then, into the cockpit sole. Bear in mind, the rail diameter is 1".
Don't, run the wire down the outside, sorry it's ugly.

Can you get into the pedistal instead?

Without pictures its a guessing game for us.

There are various deck attachments intended to take the cables from deck mounted masts through the deck. Would one of those fit?
06-08-2007 09:51 AM
stevemac00 Page 42 has big caution that cutting the transducer cable will void the warranty. Look at page 49 of the manual. You should be able to install the large connector to the 400 case, there are now two wire coming out (transducer and NMEA/Power) which should fit through the pedestal. The transducer connector appears to be about 3/8 which would easily fit through a hole in the pedestal.
06-07-2007 03:06 PM
geary126 Garmin 440s.
06-07-2007 02:06 PM
stevemac00 Some transducers must have a fixed cable length due to frequency electrical characteristics. You cannot shorten or even splice these cables without affecting the response. Your manual will tell you if you can cut or not. What model Garmin transducer? Some manufactuers say it will void warranty if cable is cut. Others say no problem. You can probably always cut and splice GPS cables with no harm.
06-07-2007 10:00 AM
geary126 Anyone else cut their sounder cables? how tough was the soldering?
06-06-2007 07:32 PM
geary126 Yikes! I've sent an email to Garmin.

Maybe I should put the Garmin and Edson reps in a ring, and let them battle it out.

3/4 " Connectors on both ends. What a pain in the ass. Don't these guys live in the real world?
06-06-2007 05:12 PM
Freesail99 Geary, Please take lots and lots of pictures as I need to do the same thing.
06-06-2007 04:43 PM
stevemac00 Usually not a good idea to cut sounder transducer wire unless it's outputting NMEA (simple serial line). Check with Garmin if it's ok to cut transducer line. If not, in a previous boat I was able to run a RADAR wire up the pedestal using the pedestal hole at bottom. The connector was rectangular so I was able to cut off the boot and bring the connector out at an angle. Get a dremel to grind the sharp edges. Just wrap the wire good at the exit point.
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