|Has anyone installed a depth finder on a new boat? Is it simply a matter of plugging it in to the wiring harness under the dash? If anyone has installed one on a late model MC I would love to chat with you. |
|You need to buy the Lowrance depth finder module from your dealer to activate the readout in the tach. |
There was some speculation that a Lowrance 306 was the same transducer used for the OEM installs, but to the best of my knowledge that was never confirmed.
|Uhhh, so what can you tell me about the install process? |
|If you buy the factory transceiver, epoxy it to the bilge liner, run the wiring and connect it to the MMDC under the dash. Should take around 30 minutes.|
|Different tranceivers operate at different frequencies. check withyour dealer to see what will penetrate the pull the best and operate in motion. I put a Faria in my Tige last year- took the stock one out and it works great. It also has the Keel offset so I know EXACTLY how much water's under the boat and hardware. |
|will, do you know how companies usually set depth finders? on my malibu, i've been in water that's registers just over a foot and a half on the depth finder without striking bottom. therefore, i assume it's not measuring the depth from the water line, but i don't know if it's set to measure from the bottom of the hull, or the lowest point (the rudder) |
|Some probably do set them with a Keel offset. I can adjust mine from 1'- 3' ( i believe) so the reading I get on the meter is actually lower than the water line. I personally like this as I know I won't be in trouble- so far so good! |