Do-It-Yourself: Installing a Simrad GO9 on an Arima Sea Ranger 17

By Mike Montgomery, Tim Clark and Tom Burden, Updated 3/26/2019

How difficult is it to install your own fishfinder or multifunction display? Do you need to be a professional electronics installer to successfully complete this project?

Our answer is that you can handle this DIY project without being an electronics wizard. Mike Montgomery shows how to install a Simrad GO9 on his center console Arima. The job took about four hours.

You can do it too!

Skill Level Description
Removing the old fishfinder: 2 out of 10
Locating and installing the display bracket: 4 out of 10
Wiring the display to 12V power: 4 out of 10
Finding the best location for the transducer: 4 out of 10
Installing the transducer and running the cable: 5 out of 10
Tools RequiredShopping List
Installing the GO9 and the TotalScan™ transducer: