Let’s start off with the obvious. Most everyone has used a zip tie to bind wires together when rigging electrical wires or installing something like a TV in your house. It’s quick, easy and clean. In a boat, they can be handy for keeping power wires together and separated from ground wires.
A word of caution, never use zip ties to wire your sonar cables, especially ones like LiveScope where using a zip tie on a wire can actually void your warranty because zip ties can cut into the wire’s sheath and damage the cable causing LiveScope to quit working. And never zip tie wires tightly as the hard edges can cut through wires easily.