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Garmin Panoptix™ PS51-TH Installation Instructions
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Panoptix™ PS51-TH
FrontVü/LiveVü Thruhull Transducer
Installation Instructions
Important Safety Information
WARNING
See the Important Safety and Product Information guide in the
chartplotter product box for product warnings and other
important information.
The device must be installed with at least one of the included
anti-rotation bolts. Failure to do so could result in the device
rotating while the boat is moving and could cause damage to
your vessel.
You are responsible for the safe and prudent operation of your
vessel. Sonar is a tool that enhances your awareness of the
water beneath your boat. It does not relieve you of the
responsibility of observing the water around your boat as you
navigate.
CAUTION
Failure to install and maintain this equipment in accordance with
these instructions could result in damage or injury.
Always wear safety goggles, ear protection, and a dust mask
when drilling, cutting, or sanding.
NOTICE
When drilling or cutting, always check what is on the opposite
side of the surface.
This equipment should be installed by a qualified marine
installer.
To obtain the best performance and to avoid damage to your
boat, you must install the Garmin device according to these
instructions.
Read all installation instructions before proceeding with the
installation. If you experience difficulty during the installation, go
to support.garmin.com for more information.
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Registering Your Device
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today. Keep the original sales receipt, or a photocopy, in a safe
place.
1 Go to my.garmin.com.
2 Sign in to your Garmin account.
Contacting Garmin Support
• Go to support.garmin.com for help and information, such as
product manuals, frequently asked questions, videos, and
customer support.
Loading the New Software on a Memory Card
You must copy the software update to a memory card using a
computer that is running Windows software.
NOTE: You can contact Garmin support to order a preloaded
software update card if you do not have a computer with
Windows software.
1 Insert a memory card into the card slot on the computer.
2 Go to www.garmin.com/support/software/marine.html.
3 Select the software update bundle that corresponds to the
chartplotter to be updated.
NOTE: The software update bundle includes updates for all
devices connected to the chartplotter. You can select See All
Devices in this Bundle to confirm the devices included in the
download.
4 Select Download.
5 Read and agree to the terms.
6 Select Download.
7 Choose a location, and select Save.
8 Double-click the downloaded file.
9 Select Next.
10 Select the drive associated with the memory card, and select
Next > Finish.
A Garmin folder containing the software update is created on the
memory card. The software update can take several minutes to
load onto the memory card.
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Updating the Device Software
Before you can update the software, you must obtain a
software-update memory card or load the latest software onto a
memory card.
1 Turn on the chartplotter.
2 After the home screen appears, insert the memory card into
the card slot.
NOTE: In order for the software update instructions to
appear, the device must be fully booted before the card is
inserted.
3 Follow the on-screen instructions.
4 Wait several minutes while the software update process
completes.
5 When prompted, leave the memory card in place and restart
the chartplotter manually.
6 Remove the memory card.
NOTE: If the memory card is removed before the device
restarts fully, the software update is not complete.
Transducer Settings and Operation
For transducer settings and operation information, see your
chartplotter owner's manual.
Mounting Considerations
• On a boat with more than a 5° deadrise angle, a fairing block
will need to be fabricated (not available for sale).
• On a boat with a 12° deadrise angle, the transducer with a
fairing block can accommodate a hull up to 29 mm (1.15 in.)
thick.
• On a boat with a 20° deadrise angle, the transducer with a
fairing block can accommodate a hull up to 19 mm (3/4 in.)
thick.
• On displacement hull vessels, the transducer should be
mounted near the centerline.
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• On planing hull vessels, the transducer should be mounted
aft, on or near the centerline, inboard of the first set of lifting
strakes.
• On displacement hull and planing hull vessels, the transducer
should be mounted on the starboard side of the hull where
the propeller blades are moving downward.
• On stepped hull vessels, the transducer should be mounted
directly in front of the first step.
• On fin-keel vessels, the transducer should be mounted more
than 300 mm (12 in.) and less than 600 mm (24 in.) in front of
the keel and on or near the centerline.
• On full-keel vessels, the transducer should be mounted in the
center of the ship, away from the keel at the point of
minimum deadrise.
• On single-drive vessels, the transducer must not be mounted
in the path of the propeller.
• On twin-drive vessels, the transducer should be mounted
between the drives, if possible.
• The transducer must be mounted on a flat location at less
than 6° of deadrise angle.
• The transducer should be mounted well ahead of the
propellers and shafts.
• The transducer should be mounted in a location where it is
vertical when the boat is underway. If the transducer leans
forward, the marine bottom can appear to slope upward. If
the transducer leans aft, some surface clutter may appear.
• The transducer should be mounted more than 600 mm
(24 in.) from other transducers.
• The transducer should be mounted in a location that is
unobstructed by the keel or propeller shafts.
• The transducer must be mounted in a location where it is
continuously immersed in water.
• The transducer should be mounted in a location that allows
accessibility to the transducer from the inside of the vessel.
• The transducer should not be mounted behind strakes, struts,
fittings, water intake or discharge ports, or anything that
creates air bubbles or causes the water to become turbulent.
• The transducer should not be mounted in a location where it
might be jarred when launching, hauling, or storing.
• The transducer can cause cavitation that can degrade the
performance of the boat and damage the propeller.
• The transducer must be in clean (non-turbulent) water for
optimal performance.
• If you have a question about the location of the thru-hull
transducer, contact your vessel builder or other owners of
similar vessels for advice.
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Drill and 3 mm (1/8 in.) bit
51 mm (2 in.) hole saw (fiberglass hulls)
57 mm (2 1/4 in.) hole saw (metal hulls)
60 mm (2 3/8 in.) hole saw (cored-fiberglass hulls)
Sandpaper
Band saw (fairing block)
Marine sealant
Slip-joint pliers (metal hulls)
Cable ties
Metal file (metal hulls)
Fiberglass cloth and resin (option for sealing a coredfiberglass hull)
• 51 mm (2 in.) cylinder, wax, tape, and casting epoxy (option
for sealing a cored-fiberglass hull)
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Fairing Block Angle Cut
A fairing block positions your transducer parallel to the water line
for increased sonar accuracy. You must measure the deadrise
angle of your boat hull to determine if a fairing block is
necessary to mount the transducer. If the deadrise angle of your
mounting location exceeds 5°, you should use a fairing block to
mount the transducer.
Deadrise Angle
Deadrise is the angle formed between a horizontal line and a
boat hull at a single point. You can measure the deadrise angle
with a smartphone application, an angle finder, a protractor, or a
digital level. You can also ask your boat manufacturer for the
deadrise angle of the specific point on your boat hull.
NOTE: A boat may have several deadrise angles depending on
the shape of the hull. Measure the deadrise angle only at the
location where you plan to install the transducer.
Cutting the Fairing Block
CAUTION
Always wear safety goggles, ear protection, and a dust mask
when drilling, cutting, or sanding.
1 Using wood screws, attach the fairing block to a piece of
wood.
The wood becomes a cutting guide for the fairing block.
2 Measure the deadrise angle of the hull at the mounting
location.
3 Tilt your table saw blade to match the deadrise angle and
secure the cutting fence.
4 Position the fairing block on the table so the cutting guide
rests against the fence
and the angle matches the angle of
the mounting location.
5 Adjust the cutting fence to ensure the fairing block has a
minimum thickness
of 2 mm (1/16 in.).
Drilling a Hole in a Cored-Fiberglass Hull
1 From inside the boat, drill a 3 mm (1/8 in.) pilot hole
2
NOTE: The maximum cutting angle
of the fairing block is
20°.
6 Cut the fairing block.
7 Using a rasp or power tool, shape the fairing block to the hull
as precisely as possible.
8 Use the remaining section of the fairing block as the backing
block inside the hull.
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Cored Fiberglass Boat Hull Installation
Instructions
Preparing a Cored-Fiberglass Hull
NOTICE
If the core of a cored-fiberglass hull is not sealed properly, water
may seep into the core and severely damage the boat.
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Fiberglass or casting epoxy (not included)
Cylinder spacer (included bushing)
Inner fiberglass skin
Core
Outer fiberglass skin
1 Drill the hole through the hull.
2 Seal the core inside the hull using either fiberglass (Sealing
the Core with Fiberglass, page 3) or casting epoxy
(Sealing the Core with Casting Epoxy, page 3).
Sealing the Core with Fiberglass
1 From inside the boat, coat a layer of fiberglass cloth with
fiberglass resin and place it inside the hole to seal the core.
2 Add layers of fiberglass cloth and resin until the hole is the
correct diameter of 50 mm (2 in.).
3 After the fiberglass has hardened, sand and clean inside and
around the hole.
The cored-fiberglass hull is now prepared, and you can
complete the transducer installation.
completely through the hull.
Examine the pilot hole on the outside of the boat, and select
an option:
• If the pilot hole is not in the correct location, seal the hole
with epoxy, and repeat step 1.
• If you are not using a fairing block, hold a 51 mm (2 in.)
hole saw perpendicular to the hull, and cut a hole from the
outside of the boat through the outer fiberglass skin only.
Do not cut completely through the hull.
• If you are using a fairing block, hold a 51 mm (2 in.) hole
saw perpendicular to the water surface, and cut a hole
from the outside of the boat through the outer fiberglass
skin only. Do not cut completely through the hull.
On the inside of the boat, at the pilot hole location, use a hole
saw to cut a hole 9 to 12 mm (3/8 to 1/2 in.) larger than the
hole you cut in the outside of the boat in step 2.
You must cut through only the inner fiberglass skin and most
of the core, without cutting the outer skin.
NOTE: When cutting the inner fiberglass skin and core, be
careful to not cut the outer fiberglass skin, or you will not be
able to correctly seal the hull.
Remove the inner fiberglass skin and core you cut in step 3.
You should be able to see the inside of the outer fiberglass
skin.
Sand the inside of the hole and the areas immediately around
both the inner and outer fiberglass skin.
Clean the area using a mild detergent or weak solvent, such
as isopropyl alcohol, to remove any dust and dirt.
Applying Marine Sealant to a Thru-hull Fitting
You must apply marine sealant to the water path to ensure a
tight, waterproof seal between the fairing block, thru-hull fitting,
and hull.
1 Apply a 2 mm (1/16 in.) layer of marine sealant to the flange of
the housing that will contact the hull or fairing, and up the
sidewall of the housing.
NOTE: The sealant must extend 6 mm (1/4 in.) above the top
of the hull to seal the hull and secure the hull nut.
2 Fill the cavities in the fairing and the backing block.
Installing the Thru-hull Fitting with a Fairing Block
It is recommended that two installers complete these
instructions, with one positioned outside the boat and one inside
the boat.
NOTE: When installing the thru-hull fitting in a cored fiberglass
hull, avoid over-tightening the nuts to prevent damaging the hull.
1 From outside the hull, twist the thru-hull fitting through the
fairing block
and the mounting hole to squeeze out excess
sealant.
Sealing the Core with Casting Epoxy
To properly seal the core with casting epoxy, you must create a
cylinder with a diameter of 50 mm (2 in.) to act as a spacer as
the epoxy sets.
1 Coat a 50 mm (2 in.) cylinder with wax.
2 Insert the cylinder in the hole through the outer skin and tape
it in place on the outside of the boat.
3 Fill the space between the cylinder and the core with casting
epoxy.
4 After the epoxy has hardened, remove the cylinder, and sand
and clean inside and around the hole.
The cored-fiberglass hull is now prepared, and you can
complete the transducer installation.
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2 Align the long side of the fairing block parallel to the
centerline of the boat.
3 From inside the hull, slide the backing block onto the thruhull fitting and seat it firmly against the inner hull.
The arrows must point toward the bow of the boat.
4 From inside the hull, use slip-joint pliers or a crescent wrench
to secure the backing block to the thru-hull fitting with the
rubber washer , nylon washer , and hull nut .
Do not over-tighten the hull nut.
5 Before the sealant hardens, remove all excess sealant on the
outside of the fairing block and exterior hull to ensure smooth
water flow over the transducer.
Installing the Thru-hull Fitting without a Fairing Block
It is recommended that two installers complete these
instructions, with one positioned outside the boat and one inside
the boat.
NOTE: When installing a thru-hull fitting in a non-cored
fiberglass hull, avoid over-tightening the nuts to prevent
damaging the hull.
1 From outside the hull, insert the thru-hull fitting through the
mounting hole using a twisting motion to squeeze out excess
sealant.
2 From inside the hull, use slip-joint pliers or a crescent wrench
to secure the hull nut, nylon washer, and rubber washer to
the thru-hull fitting.
Do not over-tighten the hull nut.
3 Before the sealant hardens, remove all excess sealant on the
outside of the exterior hull to ensure smooth water flow over
the transducer.
Installing the Transducer in the Thru-hull Fitting
Before you install the transducer, you should inspect the Orings, and replace the O-rings if they are worn or not intact.
1 Apply lubricant (included) to the O-rings and the bore of the
housing.
2 Insert the transducer into the housing, and align the arrow on
top of the transducer with the bow.
3 Keeping the arrow aligned with the bow, tighten the nut cap.
NOTE: Do not over-tighten the nut cap.
4 Insert one end of the safety wire through the nut and nut cap
and twist the end around itself.
5 Keeping the wire taut, wrap the free end of the safety wire
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around the housing.
Insert the wire straight up through the other side of the nut
cap.
Loop the wire through the same hole a second time, and twist
the end of the wire around itself.
If necessary, trim the safety wire.
Route the transducer cable to the chartplotter.
NOTE: You should use appropriate fasteners to secure the
power and network cables. Preventing cable movement
prolongs the life of the cables.
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Non-cored/Fiberglass Boat Hull Installation
Instructions
Drilling a Hole in a Non-Cored Hull
1 Select a mounting location (Mounting Considerations,
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page 1).
Drill a 3 mm (1/8 in.) pilot hole from outside the hull.
If the vessel has a fiberglass hull, place masking tape over
the pilot hole and surrounding area outside the hull to prevent
damage to the fiberglass.
If you taped over the pilot hole, use a utility knife to cut out
the hole in the tape.
While holding a 51 mm (2 in.) spade bit plumb, cut a hole
from outside the hull at the stem hole location.
Sand and clean the area around the hole.
Applying Marine Sealant to a Thru-hull Fitting
You must apply marine sealant to the water path to ensure a
tight, waterproof seal between the fairing block, thru-hull fitting,
and hull.
1 Apply a 2 mm (1/16 in.) layer of marine sealant to the flange of
the housing that will contact the hull or fairing, and up the
sidewall of the housing.
NOTE: The sealant must extend 6 mm (1/4 in.) above the top
of the hull to seal the hull and secure the hull nut.
2 Fill the cavities in the fairing and the backing block.
Installing the Thru-hull Fitting with a Fairing Block
It is recommended that two installers complete these
instructions, with one positioned outside the boat and one inside
the boat.
NOTE: When installing the thru-hull fitting in a cored fiberglass
hull, avoid over-tightening the nuts to prevent damaging the hull.
1 From outside the hull, twist the thru-hull fitting through the
fairing block
and the mounting hole to squeeze out excess
sealant.
2 Align the long side of the fairing block parallel to the
centerline of the boat.
3 From inside the hull, slide the backing block
onto the thruhull fitting and seat it firmly against the inner hull.
The arrows must point toward the bow of the boat.
4 From inside the hull, use slip-joint pliers or a crescent wrench
to secure the backing block to the thru-hull fitting with the
rubber washer , nylon washer , and hull nut .
Do not over-tighten the hull nut.
5 Before the sealant hardens, remove all excess sealant on the
outside of the fairing block and exterior hull to ensure smooth
water flow over the transducer.
Installing the Thru-hull Fitting without a Fairing Block
It is recommended that two installers complete these
instructions, with one positioned outside the boat and one inside
the boat.
NOTE: When installing a thru-hull fitting in a non-cored
fiberglass hull, avoid over-tightening the nuts to prevent
damaging the hull.
1 From outside the hull, insert the thru-hull fitting through the
mounting hole using a twisting motion to squeeze out excess
sealant.
2 From inside the hull, use slip-joint pliers or a crescent wrench
to secure the hull nut, nylon washer, and rubber washer to
the thru-hull fitting.
Do not over-tighten the hull nut.
3 Before the sealant hardens, remove all excess sealant on the
outside of the exterior hull to ensure smooth water flow over
the transducer.
Installing the Transducer in the Thru-hull Fitting
Before you install the transducer, you should inspect the Orings, and replace the O-rings if they are worn or not intact.
1 Apply lubricant (included) to the O-rings and the bore of the
housing.
2 Insert the transducer into the housing, and align the arrow on
top of the transducer with the bow.
Keeping
the arrow aligned with the bow, tighten the nut cap.
3
NOTE: Do not over-tighten the nut cap.
4 Insert one end of the safety wire through the nut and nut cap
and twist the end around itself.
Applying Marine Sealant to a Thru-hull Fitting in a
Metal Hull
You must apply marine sealant to the water path to ensure a
tight, waterproof seal between the fairing block, thru-hull fitting,
and hull.
1 Apply a 2 mm (1/16 in.) layer of marine sealant to the flange of
the housing that will contact the hull or fairing, and up the
sidewall of the housing.
NOTE: The sealant must extend 6 mm (1/4 in.) above the top
of the hull to seal the hull and secure the hull nut.
2 Select an option:
• If you are not using a fairing block, slide the isolation
bushing onto the housing, and apply sealant to the
surfaces of the bushing that will contact the hull. Fill the
cavities in and around the bushing.
• If you are using a fairing bock, slide the isolation sleeve
over the bedded sidewall of the housing as far down as
possible, and apply a 2 mm (1/16 in.) layer of marine
sealant to the outside of the sleeve. Fill the cavities in the
fairing and backing block.
Installing the Thru-hull Fitting on a Metal Hull with a
Fairing Block
It is recommended that two installers complete these
instructions, with one positioned outside the boat and one inside
the boat.
1 Secure a washer and bushing to the thru-hull fitting .
5 Keeping the wire taut, wrap the free end of the safety wire
around the housing.
6 Insert the wire straight up through the other side of the nut
cap.
7 Loop the wire through the same hole a second time, and twist
the end of the wire around itself.
8 If necessary, trim the safety wire.
9 Route the transducer cable to the chartplotter.
NOTE: You should use appropriate fasteners to secure the
power and network cables. Preventing cable movement
prolongs the life of the cables.
2 From outside the hull, twist the thru-hull fitting through the
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Metal Boat Hull Installation Instructions
Drilling a Hole in a Metal Hull
1 Select a mounting location (Mounting Considerations,
page 1).
2 From outside the hull, drill a 3 mm (1/8 in.) pilot hole through
the hull.
The hole must be perpendicular to the water surface.
3 Using a 57 mm (2 1/4 in.) hole saw, cut the stem hole from
outside the hull.
4 Sand and clean the area around the holes.
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fairing block
and mounting hole to squeeze out excess
sealant.
Align the long side of the fairing block parallel to the
centerline of the boat.
From inside the hull, slide the backing block
onto the thruhull fitting and seat it firmly against the inner hull.
The arrows must point toward the bow of the boat.
From inside the hull, use slip-joint pliers or a crescent wrench
to secure the backing block to the thru-hull fitting with the
rubber washer , nylon washer , and hull nut .
Before the sealant hardens, remove all excess sealant on the
outside of the fairing block and exterior hull to ensure smooth
water flow over the transducer.
Installing the Thru-hull Fitting on a Metal Hull without
a Fairing Block
It is recommended that two installers complete these
instructions, with one positioned outside the boat and one inside
the boat.
1 From outside the hull, insert the tthru-hull fitting through the
bushing and mounting hole using a twisting motion to
squeeze out excess sealant.
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2 From inside the hull, use slip-joint pliers or a crescent wrench
Cleaning the Transducer
Installing the Transducer in the Thru-hull Fitting
Aquatic fouling accumulates quickly and can reduce your
device's performance.
1 Remove the fouling with a soft cloth and mild detergent.
2 If the fouling is severe, use a scouring pad or putty knife to
remove growth.
3 Wipe the device dry.
to secure the hull nut, nylon washer, and rubber washer to
the thru-hull fitting.
3 Before the sealant hardens, remove all excess sealant on the
outside of the exterior hull to ensure smooth water flow over
the transducer.
Before you install the transducer, you should inspect the Orings, and replace the O-rings if they are worn or not intact.
1 Apply lubricant (included) to the O-rings and the bore of the
housing.
2 Insert the transducer into the housing, and align the arrow on
top of the transducer with the bow.
3 Keeping the arrow aligned with the bow, tighten the nut cap.
NOTE: Do not over-tighten the nut cap.
4 Insert one end of the safety wire through the nut and nut cap
and twist the end around itself.
Specifications
Specification
Measurement
Dimensions (W x H)
40 x 192.5 mm (1.58 x 7.58 in.)
Hull thickness (with fairing
block)
12-degree deadrise angle: 29 mm
(1.15 in.)
20-degree deadrise angle: 19 mm
(0.75 in.)
Power input
From 10 to 35 Vdc
Frequency
417 kHz
Operating temperature
From 0° to 50°C (from 32° to 122°F)
Storage temperature
From -40° to 70°C (from -40° to 158°F)
Fuse
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Installation Diagram
5 Keeping the wire taut, wrap the free end of the safety wire
around the housing.
6 Insert the wire straight up through the other side of the nut
cap.
7 Loop the wire through the same hole a second time, and twist
the end of the wire around itself.
8 If necessary, trim the safety wire.
9 Route the transducer cable to the chartplotter.
NOTE: You should use appropriate fasteners to secure the
power and network cables. Preventing cable movement
prolongs the life of the cables.
Item
Description
Chartplotter
Maintenance
RJ-45 jack
Testing the Installation
Transducer
NOTICE
You should check your boat for leaks before you leave it in the
water for an extended period of time.
Power source
Because water is necessary to carry the sonar signal, the
transducer must be in the water to work properly. You cannot
get a depth or distance reading when out of the water. When
you place your boat in the water, check for leaks around any
screw holes that were added below the water line.
Fuse
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Anti-Fouling Paint
To prevent corrosion on metal hulls and to slow the growth of
organisms that can affect a vessel's performance and durability,
you should apply a water-based anti-fouling paint to the hull of
your vessel every six months.
NOTE: Never apply ketone-based anti-fouling paint to your
vessel, because ketones attack many types of plastic and could
damage or destroy your transducer.
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