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Old 11-30-2017, 11:24 PM   #1
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Default Transom Mount Transducer Cable Routing

Hello fellow Maxum owners. I recently purchased a Lowrance Hook 7 chartplotter/fishfinder to install on my 1998 3000 SCR. I'm OK with mounting the transducer to the transom (going to use a Stern Saver) and mounting and powering the head unit at the helm. What I am struggling with is finding the best route to get the cable to the helm area.

I don't see any path on the starboard side. There is routing on the port side but I don't see any way of crossing over. I will gladly purchase an extension cable if necessary.

I would greatly appreciate any advice from someone who has done a similar installation. Shops are wanting $400-$600 labor for this. I will pay if necessary, but would just rather do it myself.

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Old 12-01-2017, 02:23 AM   #2
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Welcome Scott. I have a 01 3000 and when I installed mine I went straight up starboard side with no problems. Drilling a hole on the transom in the corner side to start the cable inside the engine compartment. Got the cable passed the water heater and then came to a halt. Where to go with it?

Below your shifters is a little shelf where your macerator buttons are there are two screws. Take them out and the plastic shelf pops out. If you have a long piece of wire, 4 feet, fish that through the opening toward the engine compartment. When see it tape your cable to it and pull it through. Then once you got it there fish the cable under the fuse board to where you are going to connect.

I hope this helps.

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There has to be a route starboard. Follow the Throttle, Shift and Steering cables. They all run on Stbd as does the wiring harness to the helm.
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You two guys are awesome and seem to always be here helping folks. Thank You! I will try the starboard side route since that make the most sense. I just need to commit to doing it myself and I will find a way lol. My boat just got shrink wrapped but I had a zipper door put in so I can access it, but may not get it done until spring now. Starting to get pretty cold here in MI
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Running wires is tough and very, very time consuming as a 1-person project. If you can get an electric cord to the boat, then don't dismiss the effect of a small space heater. The shrinkwrap acts like a greenhouse, especially during the day. By mid-day I'm often down to a T-shirt in the middle of New England winters. You can get a lot more done than you think. Just pick warmer days.
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:47 PM   #6
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Yeah, I'll give it a shot. Luckily my boat is blocked up right in front of my slip so I can plug in shore power.
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IF they leave the power on at the slips. Not all marinas do. Many shut off the power to the docks over the winter.
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