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05-26-2004, 03:06 PM
I will take delivery of a 2004 180 sportsman with a 150hp 4 stroke Yamaha tomorrow. I am downsizing from a 26 Trojan. The question I have is on recommended accessories as my VHF, GPS, depth finder ect... stayed with the previous boat. I have already purchased a Uniden Mystic. Cool toy.
05-26-2004, 03:53 PM
What is a Uniden Mystic? Never heard of it.
05-26-2004, 04:21 PM
I hope you bought that Uniden Mystic as a toy....because you really should install a 25W fixed mount VHF with a good antenna. There will be that day when you pick up your toy and the battery is dead.... It's fine for emergency backup though.....
05-26-2004, 07:26 PM
ndallas. Might want to post this on the electronics forum. Much more likely to get responses there regarding electronics. Might also be helpful if you provide a little more information as to what you want out of a gps, vhf and fishfinder. What is your budget. Will you mostly use the boat for fishing or cruising? Do you need or want a sophisticated gps or can you live with a combo gps/fishfinder? Do you have a t-top or does this equiptment need to be readable in full sunlight? Good luck.
05-26-2004, 08:31 PM
I would strongly advise a fixed mount. Recently went out with a friend (buddy boat) who only had a handheld. Fog set in and he DROPPED THE HANDHELD OVERBOARD. He had no way of contacting me.