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Old 01-30-2003, 07:51 PM
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I want to flush mount the following electronics into 1/2 " Starboard - Garmin 182, Lowrance 15-MT, and the Icom 402. I am trying to do this without spending the money on the exspensive "mounting kits" - which are essientially brackets and stainless steel screws. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 01-30-2003, 08:49 PM
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This might give you some ideas

http://www.maverickboats.com/ubb/ult...=000457#000005

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Old 01-30-2003, 08:52 PM
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Garmin 182 comes with everything you need for flush mounting, although you will have to buy longer screws at your local stainless screw seller....less than a dollar.
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Old 01-31-2003, 04:54 AM
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I used 3/4" Starboard...1/2" should be fine for a single unit. Upper Electronics Box Lower Center Console You'll note on the console I used a NAVPOD which is great, too. www.consumersmarine.com I actually made a 1/4" hardboard (or plywood) templet from the paper templet provided with units. I located the templets (1/4") on the starboard/dash (with double sided carpet tape, Lowes, etc.) and routed the opening...rough out with a jig saw first. Perfect opening; that you will never see again! Also to prevent gelcoat from chipping put masking tape down on gelcoat...then cut. Seal with gasket provided or silicone. Not adhesive. Good luck...sent PICs.

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Old 01-31-2003, 06:31 AM
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I flush-mounted my Garmin 182 in Starboard, and it was a snap. Just follow the instructions carefully.

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Old 01-31-2003, 08:46 AM
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How did you mount the starboard in your radio box. I have a radio box, I'd like to flush mount the electronics, but the box doesn't appear to be set up for flush mounting..

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Old 01-31-2003, 12:12 PM
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The upper electronics box has a 3/4" x 3/4" starboard sill all around (except corners) with small counter sunk screws (10-32 bolt, washer and Nyloc nut) holding them on from the outside. These 3/4" strips could peobably be put in with adhisive, too...5200 (3M). Hard to glue Starboard though. Didn't really try: but from reading posts here it's a problem. This gives me a surface to screw the Starboard to. In the console I actually cut out the back of the box which left a lip. The Starboard gets pushed in and screwed on from the lip on back to hold Starboard. Keep in mind the whole box with Lexan cover comes off for service in the center console.

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