Your electronics may be eligible for extended and on-board warranty when installed by a certified tech like the Boat Doc. Many Garmin, Raymarine, and Simrad products are eligible for this enhanced protection at no additional charge.
This installation on a 32′ World Cat called for dual Garmin 4210 displays, GSD 24 sounder module, in-hull M260 1000 watt transducer, GMR 24 radar, VHF radio and antenna, all interfaced into a single network. Most of these units received extended warranty protection because they were installed by a factory certified technician.
Smaller, simpler installations like this are common in our area. The Garmin 740S, shown here, is the most popular navigation device I have seen in three decades in the boat business.
This Garmin 740S was interfaced with an older VHF and new GMR 18 radar on a 32′ sailboat.
Sea trial for Garmin 5212 and Garmin GHP 10 autopilot aboard a 32′ Donzi..
The installation below of a Garmin 4212 with fishfinder was initially done by a boat dealer and service center specializing in engine repairs. The bottom machine never read properly and it was very clear upon inspection that the installer knew little or nothing about marine electricity and electronics. Wires were improperly routed and unsecured, improper fuses, poor ventilation, poor terminal crimping, and a number of other defects. Capt. Ed reworked and upgraded the installation and it worked great. See before and after below.
Sea trial of a 35′ Contender in Apalachee Bay. This job involved installing a new Garmin GHP 20 autopilot with Smart Pump networked with a pre-existing Garmin 740 chartplotter. Though the autopilot has its own control display, it is actually operated through the touchscreen of the 740.
This Key West 225CC now boasts two Garmin 7212s networked with GSD 24 and thru-hull transducer.
This 23′ Mako got a thorough electrical rehab. Fabricated a sheet of starboard to flush mount all electronics, which had formerly been in brackets. We used LED lights everywhere except the anchor light. LED deck/cockpit lights switch from blue to white and back and the flip of a toggle. Side courtesy lights are blue LEDs. These require a minute amount of power and only cost 20.00 at West Marine.
Raymarine e97 and e95 networked on a 36′ Stamos.