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04-23-2020 05:56 AM
fishsammich Yes. I ran 8 gauge all the way back to the starting battery. No inline fuse since the anchor had a built in circuit breaker. Tried it yesterday for the first time and it works great! Very happy I put it on. Still have to run the remote dash switch from the unit to the console but I can just use the switch on the back of the unit up front in the mean time.


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Here’s my competitor 165CS
Did you have to run new wires for the power anchor?

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04-23-2020 05:52 AM
jbird68
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Here’s my competitor 165CS
Did you have to run new wires for the power anchor?

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04-17-2020 05:06 PM
Thalweg John,

Thanks. So far I really like the adjustability and sturdiness of the Blue Water mounts. The cable mounts are just stick on indoor/outdoor zip tie mounts (1 inch squares). I have used them before with good success. Historically I have had to replace them every 3 years or so but it is an easy task.
04-17-2020 10:02 AM
JohnWF Thalweg: Good looking job. Got to love those Blue Water mounts. Where did you get the transducer cable fasteners. Are they glued on like the Stern Savers?

John
04-16-2020 09:10 PM
Thalweg
621 FS Cup Install

Just completed the installs on my 2020 621fs Cup. Some details include:

- Top Console HDS12 mounted on a Blue Water mount.
- Bottom Console HDS12 mounted on a diy fixed mount.
- Front HDS12 mounted on a Blue Water mount.
- All HDSs networked via ethernet and NMEA2000.
- Mercury Gateway 2000 interfaces motor to Lowrance units.
- Lowrance NMEA 2000 Fuel Data Manager.
- Structurescan 3d module and transducer (on Stern Saver mount).
- Airmar TM165HW High Chirp transducer (on Stern Saver mount).
- Standard Horizon GX1400 VHF. Originally installed in cubby near the drivers right foot. It was impossible to see the display in this location so I built a diy mount to install under the dash.
- Shakespeare 6400R VHF antenna. I removed one of the rear tool holders and created a diy mounting plate.
04-14-2020 09:49 AM
fishsammich Here’s my competitor 165CS
04-06-2020 10:03 PM
JohnWF Thanks for the complement Masterchither.

Forgot to mention the 31 cat AGM dedicated to the electronics. Added a separate fuse panel for the electronics and the power switch is located just below the 7" unit in the four gang panel. Electronics battery is charged via Blue Sea VSR connected to the start battery. Also added voltage gauges and momentary switches so I can get instant voltages directly from the two trolling motor batteries, the electronics battery and the start battery. Three bank Minn Kota 45 amp charger keeps things alive when I have access to 110 power. Half the time I don't have access to 110 power so I added a Minn Kota alternator charger to charge the trolling motor batteries when the main motor is running, but that doesn't do the job completely. Still needs occasional top off.

I've rigged this one just like my 2008 Pro V so I didn't have reinvent the wheel. Know anyone looking for a well equipped Pro V. I think it's still listed in the classified section.

John
04-06-2020 07:31 PM
masterchither
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Had great fun with the install this winter. One short test run before the Mississippi rose to flood level and all is working as anticipated. Still have a lot to learn regarding the SmartCraft suite.

Lowrance LIVE units all the way around.

12" on a 2.25" short RAM and hand made gimbal at the consol.
7" on a hand made mount and stock gimbal at the console.
Lowrance VHF radio in hand made bracket.
9" at the bow on an awesome Blue Water mount.
Point 1 Antenna.
Weather Module.
NMEA network and Ethernet cables tie everything together.
MotorGuide with the gateway.
SmartCraft Tach, upgraded SmartCraft Speedo and VesselView Link.
3 in 1, TM 150 and 83/200 transducers.

John
That is a clean and pretty setup! Great job!
04-06-2020 06:53 PM
JohnWF Had great fun with the install this winter. One short test run before the Mississippi rose to flood level and all is working as anticipated. Still have a lot to learn regarding the SmartCraft suite.

Lowrance LIVE units all the way around.

12" on a 2.25" short RAM and hand made gimbal at the consol.
7" on a hand made mount and stock gimbal at the console.
Lowrance VHF radio in hand made bracket.
9" at the bow on an awesome Blue Water mount.
Point 1 Antenna.
Weather Module.
NMEA network and Ethernet cables tie everything together.
MotorGuide with the gateway.
SmartCraft Tach, upgraded SmartCraft Speedo and VesselView Link.
3 in 1, TM 150 and 83/200 transducers.

John
04-05-2020 08:46 AM
gofishin Sorry my questions were to X20LEGEND who used a gimbal bracket mount to his 621 bow panel versus mounting the gimbal bracket directly to the floor.
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