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Old 02-05-2007, 04:20 PM
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Default Neep Opinions on how to place electronics........

I am about to replace all my electronics. Im going with the Furuno 6kw 64nm radar with 10.4" screen then Furuno 585 8.5" screen sounder and last Garmin 2210 10.4" screen for Gps\plotter. Now my question is what is the best position to mount these 3 screens?? all will be flush mounted in the dash...

I was thinking Chartplotter right in front of me then fishfinder in the middle then radar on the far right..........what do ya'll think is the best way to position these...........

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Old 02-05-2007, 05:11 PM
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I would evaluate your own personal habits for display placement. For me, the GPS/Plotter is the least looked at...the reason being if I'm headed to a point, I input, get my heading and go (autopilot or otherwise). The only time I look at it closely is when I'm trying to get over a particular spot or determining a drift.
I use my bottom machine the most, so it's right in front of me. When times get snotty (storms) or at night I depend on my radar. It also is right in front of me. It also serves as a backup GPS on my boat but I have my main GPS overhead along with my VHF.
Sounds like all will be right in front of you anyway...then you might think about cosmetics - a balanced look.
Old 02-05-2007, 05:32 PM
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I love havin the chartplotter right in front. Radar should be in a position where when you "really need" it, its easy on your neck and eyes.
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i was thinking that the chartplotter right in front of me would be good too. sounder in the middle and then radar, decisions.....
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Default Re: Neep Opinions on how to place electronics........

I like the chartplotter right in front and fishfinder off to the side. But, as an aside, why don't you go with a radar overlay over the chartplotter? I think this is more useful (shows radar stuff and chartplotter hazards on same screen), less expensive (no extra screen needed) and will free you of an extra screen. Is it because you like Garmin chartplotters and Furuno radars?
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Default Re: Neep Opinions on how to place electronics........

you hit the nail on the head. I favor Furuno radar and Garmin Charplotter/gps, plus this will give me a back up plotter/gps if ever needed. Also from what I understand when using the radar overlay on the plotter it is not very easy to read and becomes more of a pain than it's worth. Plus with two separate units they can both be used full screen. Just a matter of preference on my end.

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