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New Electronics for 2014 Bass Tracker 175 #14587999 01/06/23 05:29 PM
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Alright. I've decided it's time to get some electronics added to my boat. I run a 2014 Bass Tracker Pro Team 175 with a 60 Mercury on the back and it initially didn't really come with any electronics.

First off, is a smaller aluminum boat like this capable of running FFS? Before anything I want to make sure I'd have plenty of room to install a mount, screen, and the transducer.

Secondly, what brand of electronics do y'all run? I've heard Garmin is on its 2nd generation of technology while Humminbird/Lowrance is still on its first. Does it really matter?

Lastly, have y'all installed them yourself or do you recommend taking it to a marine shop?

I'm new to the world of using electronics to fish so any other tips y'all have would be greatly helpful. I appreciate y'alls help in advance!

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Re: New Electronics for 2014 Bass Tracker 175 [Re: Blake9] #14588215 01/06/23 07:57 PM
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FFS works on any size boat, the owner of Shut Up and Fish switches his between his larger boat and his kayak. He is also who I would have install it.

Re: New Electronics for 2014 Bass Tracker 175 [Re: Blake9] #14588331 01/06/23 09:37 PM
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Get spot lock, then electronics. When I upgraded I picked up a helix 12 si+, I installed an additional connector for the helix on the front to connect to the trolling motor. Used a ram D mount, and I can swap the unit from the console to the front in about 40 seconds. My TM has a built in transducer so it works on both ends. Might save you some $. FFS will work on anything, I put it on my canoe for a creek excursion and it worked like a charm. I spent double what my boat/motor is worth in TM and electronics in the last 3 years. Helix 12, 360, ultrex, and Garmin 1222 with LiveScope. Crazy to think about the cost, but I'm not buying another boat.

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Re: New Electronics for 2014 Bass Tracker 175 [Re: Blake9] #14588338 01/06/23 09:42 PM
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I've got a Fortrex trolling motor I put on earlier this year. Honestly regret not spending the money for an Ultrex and spot lock but marine shop guy talked me out of it ... confused 3

I've gotten pretty good at using my foot and fishing at the same time but do you think its worth selling the Fortrex and upgrading?

Re: New Electronics for 2014 Bass Tracker 175 [Re: Blake9] #14588347 01/06/23 09:50 PM
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Make sure to run a min of 8 gauge dedicated wiring for your electronics. Inadequate power makes good electronics look like poo


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