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Connecting marine electronics, straight to the 12 volt battery can have consequences.
DC/DC Converters can provide stable, regulated output
When you crank the motor, battery output voltage can sag down to as low as 6 volts! this is not good for electronics.
Installing a converter (buck/boost converter), power regulation can be maintained for sensitive electronics.
I found a low cost device that looks suitable for small loads (VHF, GPS, Fishfinders, LEDS)
http://www.powerstream.com/dcdc.htm

This small unit cost right at $50.00 usd.

All this little unit needs is a weatherproof enclosure.
 
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