If you are adding new electronics to your boat, Crestliner Pro Jason Mitchell has learned a lot of valuable tips along the way. He shares expert advice for installing forward-facing sonar in the video above.
For rigging other electronics, here are Jason’s top tips.
- Ensure clean power is run to all electronics
- Run power from your sonar directly to the battery and use a heavier gauge wire
- Run a larger 27 size cranking battery or stand-alone 100-amp lithium battery if your power source is the cranking battery
- For better side imaging and a forward-facing sonar picture, run power from a separate source
With Crestliner’s SureMount system, you can mount rod holders, down riggers, forward-facing sonar and other electronics without drilling any holes in your boat. The rail mount system also allows you to customize your boat’s electronics much more easily.