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Old 02-25-2021, 08:44 AM
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Default video of launching my boat with xi5 alone

https://youtu.be/GlpdeUsDQ8I

beginning of video shows me launching solo on my alumacraft 205 with my xi5 motorguide
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Old 02-25-2021, 09:49 AM
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Very good.

What's the set up near the bow of boat?

Are you using 20 amp batteries to power electronics?
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Old 02-25-2021, 09:51 AM
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I am powering the lowrance hds gen3 7, the livescope black box, and the 93sv garmin off of batterie adapters I designed and 3d printed and added 12v dc to dc converters to. works really slick.
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Thank you for sharing. Cool video. I do the same with my Xi5. I will park it 100 yds out from the dock when busy. You should see the looks from other boaters. They will cruise in to get a closer look, and I will move the boat away from them each time they try, as I am at the parking area overlook. My attempt at humor.
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Old 02-25-2021, 12:06 PM
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it definitely gets the looks. some people say i wouldn't trust it when they see me do it. I have honestly done it at least 500 times. never a problem. knock on wood.
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Old 02-25-2021, 12:27 PM
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Only problem I could see is if the unit somehow lost GPS positioning and came off spotlock and drifted out of bluetooth range. Then you would have to get a ride to your boat. My terrova loses GPS positioning every now and then.
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Only problem I could see is if the unit somehow lost GPS positioning and came off spotlock and drifted out of bluetooth range. Then you would have to get a ride to your boat. My terrova loses GPS positioning every now and then.

I have not lost connectivity as of yet. Yours probably will never lose connectivity now that you defected to Wisconsin. Yours was probably caused by wifi interference from all of the surrounding californicoloradoans.
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Good for you! I do not have the you know what to try that, others do, but to me its murphys law, murph coming up with 2 strikes
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I mostly fish by myself and I hate holding others up that are waiting in line to launch, I’ll give it a try.
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Please make sure when you do that you park your boat out of everyone's way that needs to use the dock or ramp. I am very tired of guys parking their boat off the end of the ramp and holding everyone up.
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