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Old 10-20-2006, 03:59 PM
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This is the 3rd set of electronic's I've put on this boat. It's a foam filled hull,so a truhull X-ducer was not in the mix. I installed another transom mount X-ducer.
After having 2 other X-ducer's installed on this boat, it was starting to look like it got hit with a shotgun.

Time to make an improvment.

I installed a piece of 3/4in Starboard. It's screwed on, but the hole's were drilled oversize and epoxy/cabisol was injected into the hole's and then redrilled for the Starboard mounting.

The screws and Starboard were beded in 4200 Fast.

I removed a Sitex Profish II map/plotter DGPS and a Sitex XJ-1 Loran

I now have a Garmin 498C and I added a mount for my backup Garmin 76Cx.
This cleaned the whole thing up much better and is not near as cluttered. I also don't have 2 antenna's that I have to fool with each time I put it in the garage and take it out again. They would hit the garage door if I didn't.

Old 10-20-2006, 11:50 PM
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As soon as I saw that transducer I knew you installed a look just like mine....I just installed a Garmin 2010c w/ GSD 21 w/ transom mount.

In that last pic of your, the extra holes in your dash, here's a little secret for yah.


- Remove the three instruments off the top of that dash.
- Take a piece of clear plexiglass and cut it to size of the top.....polish the edges.
- drill screw holes to many as you feel you need....I'd say 4 across the front, 4 across the back and 1 in the center on each side, 10 screws in total.
- before you install your clear plexiglass wipe down the underside of it with thinners and paint it with any spray paint you want and any colour you'd like.
- once dried screw it down in place
- re-drill and mount your electronics

By doing this you will have eliminated your unsightly extra holes and the surface will have a scratch proof painted surface. * This method works fanatic! * This method will give you any custom colour plexiglass under the rainbow! You’ll think it’s the real stuff.


Instead of buying expensive plexiglass for this type of work, find a retailer that sells used office equipment, what you're looking for is those hard plastic/ acrylic mates that are used under chairs which are on carpet. I know up here I can buy them all day long for $10 used.....there is a ton of material in them.....they are generally 1/4" thick. This stuff works every bit as good as plexiglass and is a whole lot cheaper! I just have to run a polisher over the top surface to get that shinny like new finish.

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