Good, actually been working on the boat a lot the past 2 weeks so I have not been fishing. I should hopefully be wrapping everything up Sunday or Monday.
It all started when I noticed that the Garmin was not sending way points to the Optimus Cantrak display. I spoke with the dealer and he put me in contact with the Dometic tech guy (the guys who developed Optimus and Helm Master) He had me check a few connections and I found out that I was missing a cable. In the process of tracing wires I started to see a lot of wiring/ workmanship issues.
I am the kind of person that when I see one thing wrong I start digging around to see what else might be incorrect. The worst of the problems I saw was the dealer never sealed or put a through hull fitting in the transom when they put two 1 1/2" holes in it to run the lines for the hydroelectric steering. It was just bare wood, no 5200, no through hull, no splash well boot, nothing. The dealer also wired the network wrong and did the sloppiest wiring job of all my aftermarket electronics I have ever seen.
Most people would probably just take it back to the dealer to make it right, even my wife told me to have them fix it. I thought about it for a few minutes then I decided why would I want them to even attempt to fix everything, in fact I don't want any one of them to so much as step foot on my boat. I would probably get it back with a whole new set of problems. s
I spent the last two weeks tracing, untangling, zip tying, heat shrinking, sealing holes, labeling each end and the middle of every wire on the boat. I re-built the NMEA network and built a private network for the Optimus system. Then I figured well I have every wire harness and cable pulled out and I do not want to do this again unless something breaks so I mine as well go full retard and add everything that attaches to wires that I would possibly want (damn it sure was expensive). Below is the list of the extra stuff I added.
Outlets for electric reels
an amplifier, better speakers and subwoofer (I like the sound of good music)
a battery monitor for each battery
garmin SD card reader on the dash (used the hole for the old hydraulic steering fluid fill on the dash, put it to good use since it was there. Had to use a stepped bit to open it up a bit, but it worked)
USB extensions to everything that has a USB port going to hubs that are easy to get to (I attached them to starboard so when you open the electronics hatch they are right there)
J1939 cable for the Yamaha emulation screen
Garmin marine weather antenna
and a few non electrical things
zero degree rod mount
fly rod holders
two clamp on rod holders for the factory rocket launcher
a handle for the person riding shotgun
cargo net in the birth to keep stuff secure when it gets bumpy
I probably have 20 feet of battery cable that I cut out of the boat when I was cutting everting to size. I pretty much cut everything from NMEA cables to Cat5 cables to size. I have a huge box of cables and NMEA T's if any one needs anything electrical related.
Attached are some before, after and just stuff I added pics