Make sure you replace your ground wire too.I’m going to run a new cable and replace my existing fuse box before I install the new units. I want to make sure the new setup works before introducing another variable, just in case. Mine are original so it’s the smart thing to do as they are definitely overdue. Check out defender for everything if you want ancor heat shrink terminals, new cable, etc. prices were good. Just buy everything to stretch the shipping costs.
I bought 8awg but now wondering if I should have done 6awg instead.
Interesting point on the 9in taking up less space than your existing unit. I have an A60 and the GO9 is probably twice the screen size but smaller physical dimension. Got to love technology evolution!
That’s insane!Make sure you replace your ground wire too.
Here’s a pic of the original Grady wiring connection in the stern where all the rear ground connections were spliced in (horribly).
That caused an entry point for corrosion which traveled about 5’ under its jacketing making the wire black and in the process caused there to be a 2 volt drop from the back to the front.
I made a bus bar out of stainless bar to bring all the ground connections together in the back.
This is what Grady did which is insane. You might have a mess like this too!
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My Lowrance covers on my Carbon's fit very similar so I was familiar with the removal technique. Kinda flex the cover a little on one edge and lift.For you guys that have noticed the cover is hard to remove, there is a trick. I've had a GO9 for awhile and I was worried I was going to break the cover at times.....try this....
If you are right handed like me, use your left hand and push firmly on the center of the left edge of the cover like you are trying to slide it to the right. You will feel it move an eighth of an inch or so. While holding considerable force to the right, use your right hand and lift up the right edge.... Voila.
I was reading about that. Thinking I’ll have to use my phone as a WiFi as the house WiFi doesn’t reach back to the carport. Funny how a brand new product needs updating. I also read the C-map and Navionics+ cards need to be updated too.
LT,,,, in regards to the updates, my unit had October 11th 2019 factory software in it, even though I purchased it new from WM almost a year later. I'm sure some changes and updates were made to the software in that year span, hence the need for updating. These units are like computers, pretty much outdated the day you purchase since technology is always changing and advancing.I was reading about that. Thinking I’ll have to use my phone as a WiFi as the house WiFi doesn’t reach back to the carport. Funny how a brand new product needs updating. I also read the C-map and Navionics+ cards need to be updated too.