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Compass-gps/chart-FF location on CC??

Old 04-06-2003, 02:29 PM
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OK, despite the last few days of snow and freezing temps, this is the week to cut and drill fiberglass on the new SeaHunt CC. I have a flushmount compass, Garmin GPSMap 162 and Garmin FF240 to mount on top the console. The steering wheel is on the left side of the console.

Originally I planned out mounting the GPSMap directly in front of the wheel, the compass centered (centerline of boat), and the FF to the right.

[GPSmap....compass....FF]

But, from suggestions and layouts I've seen Im wondering If I should mount the compass directly in line with the wheel so I am looking at it straight if its needed... (But will this induce error because its not on the centerline of the boat?)... then the GPSMap in the center, and the FF to the right.

[compass....GPSmap....FF]

But today I was picturing myself trying to drive along perhaps jigging wire for stripers or blues off the port side with my left arm, while trying to crane my neck all the way to the right of the console to watch the FF. So now maybe Im thinking...

[compass...FF...GPSmap]





Any suggestions??

By the way - the VHF will be flush mounted on the far right of the console on the verticle surface below the top, and would be further from the compass in scenario 2 or 3 (but again the compass would be off the centerline of the boat...)

Help...thanks...

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Old 04-06-2003, 03:04 PM
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Old 04-06-2003, 03:08 PM
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Mount the gps in front of you for real time steering corrections. And of course ease of access. You will forever be pushing those little buttons on it, so you want it close.

You'll use the compass on occassion just to get a bearing as you start off, and the gps the rest of the time.
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