Idiots guide to installing fishfinder
Having taken the plunge to fit a rev counter (installed on the annual service) - my only wired in electronics, I'm now getting ambitious & want to fit a fishfindr.
I think I've identified a suitable one - the Garmin 90 (its size will fit well onto my small console) and am plucking up the courage to fit it myself.
As one who is absolutely useless with anything electrical, what pitfalls should I avoid / what tips to make the installation smooth & even look vaguely competent?
I understand you need to mount a bracket fro the transducer just on the waterline at the transom....drilling into the transom / hull scary!
The lead from the transducer needs to run to the console - I'd guess alongside the engine cables. I need to mount the bracket in the console, and somehow connect the power cable into the battery.
Are these steps right, and how best is all this done?
What order is best?
AS I said I'm an electrical ignoramus so simple advice would be appreciated