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Old 04 January 2022, 07:14   #41
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Well done. I do have a comment:

Consider adding a fuse by the +ve battery terminal.

I guess you could use tinned cable and adhesive lined connectors but as it is all very accessible and easy to change, it is a bit of a luxury.

Let us know how you get on with the Garmin.

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Well done. I do have a comment:

Consider adding a fuse by the +ve battery terminal.

I guess you could use tinned cable and adhesive lined connectors but as it is all very accessible and easy to change, it is a bit of a luxury.

Let us know how you get on with the Garmin.

Happy New Year.

Happy New Year Guy.

There are two fuses already fitted, one to the Garmin and the other to the switch, USB, socket strip.

Need to order a gt20 transducer and I have booked a navigation course as Polly suggested.
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My Garmin GT20 transducer arrived today. I hope to fit it before I go up to Largs early April. Instructions are pretty good in terms of fitting it, however real life is sometimes better than a manual.
Has anyone any info I should be aware of before I fit it? Thanks in advance
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My Garmin GT20 transducer arrived today. I hope to fit it before I go up to Largs early April. Instructions are pretty good in terms of fitting it, however real life is sometimes better than a manual.
Has anyone any info I should be aware of before I fit it? Thanks in advance
Hi redneck. Living close to you I’m looking for a slip way on the canal test out my boat after winter repairs . Maybe a place on the Leeds and Liverpool with a shallow drop over the bank may be an option do you now of a location close to you or myself ?
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Hi redneck. Living close to you Iím looking for a slip way on the canal test out my boat after winter repairs . Maybe a place on the Leeds and Liverpool with a shallow drop over the bank may be an option do you now of a location close to you or myself ?
Hi Peter, sorry I can't help you with that, I live in Appley Bridge West Lancs not Apperley Bridge Bradford.
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Good morning red neck.thank you for your reply sorry I got your location incorrect. Enjoy boating in2022 cheers
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Thought I'd give an update on this thread for those who are considering a chartplotter/depth finder. I have been using the Garmin 45CV and GT20 for the past 10 days around the Fal estuary (Truro, Tressillian, St Mawes, Falmouth) & the Helford River and I have found it to be a bit of a game changer. There are so many creeks and tributaries that make up this area it would be easy to take the wrong one, having the chartplotter I instantly knew I was heading in the right direction. The transducer was also a great help. It ment I could venture much further up the creeks than I normally would have done without fear of grounding, but the biggest help was indicating 2 big sand banks (not shown on the chartplotter and which I later found out have a tendency to move around a bit) which on a very low spring tide was less than 40cms deep.
I havn't explored the "fishfinder" as yet, but I will over the coming months and post an update.
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So the box under the tree from the kids turned out to be as promised by Mrs T

Had to wait until today when all the bits came to sort out the battery box (already had a spare alarm battery) and fit it to the front bench.

You may notice a very similar design to Chipko's. My thoughts being "Why re-invent the wheel" - thanks Chipko


Hi Steve

I am planning on using the same sandwich box set up but lacking in electrical knowledge!

Can you please tell me what connectors you have used, what type/rating of fuse you ran to the Garmin, and best place to get all the bits from

Thanks very much,
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Hi Chris.

The tuppaware box was from Dunelm.

The battery I had already. It lasts me approx 10 hrs using the chartplotter and inflating my sib once. This is the same battery:-

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131656045...mis&media=COPY

You'll need a small battery charger

The switch and usb strip was from ebay. This is similar but it's gone up in price since I bought it. It was pre wired with an inline fuse:-

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/185922286...mis&media=COPY

My Garmin 45cv came with an inline fuse.

The two battery terminal spade ends and covers can be bought at any car parts shop/Halfords.

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Hi Steve

This is so helpful - thank you very much

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This is so helpful - thank you very much

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