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  1. #1
    Ausfish Bronze Member
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    Fish finder earth wire

    Sorry about the noob question but I am fitting the raymarine axiom to the boat via a blue sea blade fuse block, just wanting to know if I can just run the earth wire circled to the load negative pole or just leave it off all together.
    Thanks


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  2. #2

    Re: Fish finder earth wire

    How's the refurb of your old mans boat going, must be getting close to putting her in the water. I'd connect it to the fuse block, don't leave it off.

  3. #3
    Ausfish Bronze Member
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    Re: Fish finder earth wire

    Good thanks mate, ran the motors on the trailer for a good hr Friday in gear at full load and no overheating as yet, taking it for its first run on the water in 20 years this morning, won't be going to far maybe just a run to old woman and back


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    Re: Fish finder earth wire

    There have been on occasion some glitchy little faults with the odd Raymarine product that have been rectified by attaching the earth wire to negative so I would run with Dignity's suggestion of hooking it up.
    "I soak the worms in rum. The fish love em and the worms die happy"
    "Alcohol is not the solution to your problems...................but then again, neither is milk"

  5. #5
    Ausfish Bronze Member
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    Re: Fish finder earth wire

    Quote Originally Posted by scottar View Post
    There have been on occasion some glitchy little faults with the odd Raymarine product that have been rectified by attaching the earth wire to negative so I would run with Dignity's suggestion of hooking it up.
    Thanks mate had me a bit stumped, as to why a second ground wire


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  6. #6

    Re: Fish finder earth wire

    It's a genuine earth or ground wire - not a negative as such - more to do with RF noise than power supply. In a trailer boat (or any outboard powered boat) the "ground" (water) is connected to negative through the engine.
    "I soak the worms in rum. The fish love em and the worms die happy"
    "Alcohol is not the solution to your problems...................but then again, neither is milk"

  7. #7

    Re: Fish finder earth wire

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtyfuzz View Post
    Good thanks mate, ran the motors on the trailer for a good hr Friday in gear at full load and no overheating as yet, taking it for its first run on the water in 20 years this morning, won't be going to far maybe just a run to old woman and back


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    Should've given me a call, was at loose ends this morning.

  8. #8
    Ausfish Bronze Member
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    Re: Fish finder earth wire

    [QUOTE=Dignity;1635768]Should've given me a call, was at loose ends this morning.[/
    Thanks for the offer it would have been handy to have another person, shit myself when driving boat back on the trailer and saw the ute slide back a touch


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