Fplcman

Upgrades - time to get started

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3 minutes ago, Fplcman said:

Nice find. It sounds like you have to add the module for $275 somewhere to get wireless or BT to your device, then the app is free.

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8 minutes ago, TomS said:

Nice find. It sounds like you have to add the module for $275 somewhere to get wireless or BT to your device, then the app is free.

I might have to upgrade my junction box since all 4 spots are used. I think it just plugs into that junction box then download the app. Also it talked about a web account that would give you more data. I have an old IPad so my plan is to use that. 

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Strategic PVC placement for the future is a smart move.  I owned a company that sold & installed business phone systems.  Even if the company we were wiring for voice & data didn't want to pay for the PVC we would put it anyways as it was so inexpensive.  When they would call us back for changes/additions they would always understand the value of it then

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On 3/29/2016 at 1:07 PM, Fplcman said:

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How did you attach that bracket on the pontoon?  Is that 3M 3200 sealant?  or some type of epoxy?  I just did the same the, but used JB Weld epoxy, but not that much.  I was thinking of reinforcing it with the 3200 sealant and it would look similar to yours...

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In the beginning of his post he said it was welded and the black stuff was to protect it.

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1 hour ago, Kells said:

How did you attach that bracket on the pontoon?  Is that 3M 3200 sealant?  or some type of epoxy?  I just did the same the, but used JB Weld epoxy, but not that much.  I was thinking of reinforcing it with the 3200 sealant and it would look similar to yours...

 

3 minutes ago, cwag911 said:

In the beginning of his post he said it was welded and the black stuff was to protect it.

They told me they welded it but I did not look under it. I will be working on it the weekend so I will make sure. I think the weather will be better on Sunday and the my other parts came in. 

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I've never seen  a need to "seal" a weld. Unless they burned through the toon or something creating a hole!

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20 hours ago, cwag911 said:

In the beginning of his post he said it was welded and the black stuff was to protect it.

ahhh, I didn't notice that. 

Yea, that is very odd...  and it's also typically welded at the edges,  it doesn't appear to be welded at the edges that is interesting, you may want to find out what is going on with that "weld".  Looks just like 3M 5200 Adhesive / Sealant.

I "cold welded" mine on with JB Weld Marine, and was considering putting that 3M over it as redudancy which is what it looks like was done to yours.  It's not as good as true weld, but shouldn't come off unless someone stands on it.

 

 

 

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fplc,

Did you end up having to use a 10' 4pin extension? This past weekend I flush mounted the 53dv, bolted on the new transducer, and began running the transducer cable back to the unit. I found myself 5-6ft short. I would have thought the 20' of included cable wouldve been enough.

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If you have a starboard bracket you could always mount it there. That would save some distance and eliminate the need for an extension.

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1 hour ago, spinzone said:

fplc,

Did you end up having to use a 10' 4pin extension? This past weekend I flush mounted the 53dv, bolted on the new transducer, and began running the transducer cable back to the unit. I found myself 5-6ft short. I would have thought the 20' of included cable wouldve been enough.

Yes just came in the mail this week. I plan on doing it over the weekend. Looks like snow on Friday but I don't care...

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4 hours ago, Kells said:

ahhh, I didn't notice that. 

Yea, that is very odd...  and it's also typically welded at the edges,  it doesn't appear to be welded at the edges that is interesting, you may want to find out what is going on with that "weld".  Looks just like 3M 5200 Adhesive / Sealant.

I "cold welded" mine on with JB Weld Marine, and was considering putting that 3M over it as redudancy which is what it looks like was done to yours.  It's not as good as true weld, but shouldn't come off unless someone stands on it.

 

 

 

It better be welded on because that is what I ordered. I am out of town for work so when I get back this weekend I will check. They never charged me for it so I don't know what they did. 

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On April 6, 2016 at 4:49 PM, Fplcman said:

Yes just came in the mail this week. I plan on doing it over the weekend. Looks like snow on Friday but I don't care...

Installed the 10' extension and while looming them noted that the connections on both plugs are rather easy to pull loose from the base. I'm hoping the rubber surrounding them swells in the summer heat to create a more secure hold. Did you notice the same?

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1 hour ago, spinzone said:

Installed the 10' extension and while looming them noted that the connections on both plugs are rather easy to pull loose from the base. I'm hoping the rubber surrounding them swells in the summer heat to create a more secure hold. Did you notice the same?

Did you run the cable the route as the factory installed ?

Dealer is installing mine 

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2 hours ago, spinzone said:

Installed the 10' extension and while looming them noted that the connections on both plugs are rather easy to pull loose from the base. I'm hoping the rubber surrounding them swells in the summer heat to create a more secure hold. Did you notice the same?

I am installing it tonight. Winter came back last week... I will let you know. It is going to be 70+ this weekend so I plan on taking it out and testing the upgrades. Should have some good pictures of the lights. 

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Did you find out what the deal is with that weld?

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7 hours ago, Jack M said:

Did you run the cable the route as the factory installed ?

Dealer is installing mine 

I used the factory tabs that were in place. Under the console there is a power plug and the transducer plug that connect to the main unit. As I was binding the transducer cable, I noticed that it was falling out of its port with little force. I tried the same with the power cord and noticed that it also was easy to disconnect. Had me slightly concerned that when my wife stuffs her lake bag in the helm she could easily "bump" the plugs and disconnect. It's a super easy fix but annoying.

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5 hours ago, Kells said:

Did you find out what the deal is with that weld?

They did weld it. I took a picture from the side. I will upload it when I get inside. 

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6 hours ago, Fplcman said:

I am installing it tonight. Winter came back last week... I will let you know. It is going to be 70+ this weekend so I plan on taking it out and testing the upgrades. Should have some good pictures of the lights. 

It was a nice fit. The cable had a piece that went over the connection to make sure it could not come apart. 

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What about where they connect to the actual unit?

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20 minutes ago, spinzone said:

What about where they connect to the actual unit?

Yep I see what you are talking about. Could be better for sure. I zipped tied them to the other wires so they will not move. 

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Where did every one get the extension cable ?

Online or locally ?

Thanks 

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Thanks ,what was the shipping  time frame?

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16 minutes ago, Jack M said:

Thanks ,what was the shipping  time frame?

 

16 minutes ago, Jack M said:

Thanks ,what was the shipping  time frame?

I had it in about 7 days. 

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