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Loose Fish finder and GPS cables...what you do? #10604141 02/09/15 02:49 AM
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Hi all,

I was just wondering how everyone secures their cables once they remove the fish-finders etc. from their boats. I have been wrapping my cables in a zip lock and tying with a string to keep them somewhat protected. I have no idea if this is even necessary but here in South Texas everything takes a beating so I'm always inclined to try and protect everything when I can.


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Re: Loose Fish finder and GPS cables...what you do? [Re: Scooter B] #10604369 02/09/15 04:21 AM
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I use the mounting bracket that came with the fish finder that keeps them together and just pushes on. I only fed enough cable through the hole to mount them with just a small amount of play. I have about 3 inches coming out of the hole. I just unplug and let them go. They can't fit back into the hole and the weight of the cable pulls them back in tight enough that I don't worry about them. I guess if I was worried about them, I'd attach a piece of velcro so they could be strapped down and release quickly.

Re: Loose Fish finder and GPS cables...what you do? [Re: Scooter B] #10604523 02/09/15 10:28 AM
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If you are storing out of doors or hauling down dusty roads you are spot on. If not you probably don't need to do anything to keep them clean.

Re: Loose Fish finder and GPS cables...what you do? [Re: Scooter B] #10604575 02/09/15 12:29 PM
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My Garmins came with rubber caps to put on the ends to protect from dust, water, etc. No flopping wires because wires plug directly into the mounts.

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Re: Loose Fish finder and GPS cables...what you do? [Re: ring fry] #10605342 02/09/15 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted By: ring fry
My Garmins came with rubber caps to put on the ends to protect from dust, water, etc. No flopping wires because wires plug directly into the mounts.

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I have Lowrance units...will have to seee if I can find some rubber caps at the hardware store that might fit.

Good info...Thanks


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Scoot
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I just let mine hang as well. I do this on the front and console. Never had a problem.

Re: Loose Fish finder and GPS cables...what you do? [Re: Scooter B] #10616039 02/13/15 02:33 PM
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Protect them with an old rod sock.

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