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Old 03-27-2007, 05:31 PM
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anyone have pics of tr-1 installed on 27' contender? i am close to purchase just need a boost of confidence on the install. thanks.
Old 03-27-2007, 07:48 PM
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Default Re: tr-1 install in contender

Did you see this post? I have a couple tips to make the install easier for you.
http://www.thehulltruth.com/forums/t...141733&start=1
Old 03-28-2007, 08:38 AM
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Default RE: tr-1 install in contender

yes, i did. looks great, will probably use rubber foot idea. any more tips welcome. would still like to see one in the console of a contender. thanks.
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anyone?
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Just had it installed in my 27 contender... I can send you pics tomorrow

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thanks, can't wait to see.
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I sent you an email!!!

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thank you wme. looks great.
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I really don't know the TR-1, but is that heading sensor OK that close to the VHF mic? It's only a little magnet, but becuase it moves, I would think it might be an issue.
Old 03-29-2007, 07:14 PM
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the "softball" as TR-1 calls it looks like it will be fine there - it's remarkably less sensitive thant he RM flux I had...only the batts could be strong enuf to throw it off and they look in the pics to be far away enuf...or a subwoofer close will throw it off...
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well, the manual calls for 24" away from any speakers, metal, etc., and as the mic is not just a magnet, but one that moves, and as it seems from the photos to be located right in the sense plane of the Fluxgate, it really seems a little iffy to me.
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prodigalson - 3/29/2007 9:42 PM

well, the manual calls for 24" away from any speakers, metal, etc., and as the mic is not just a magnet, but one that moves, and as it seems from the photos to be located right in the sense plane of the Fluxgate, it really seems a little iffy to me.
and when he picks the mike off the dash and keys it at his mouth...it it is more 24 inches away - he's OK -

that being said - I would have run it more forward and down lower near the center of the boat...it's totally waterproof so it can literally sit in the bilge. ...
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Glen E - 3/29/2007 9:30 PM
and when he picks the mike off the dash and keys it at his mouth...it it is more 24 inches away - he's OK -

that being said - I would have run it more forward and down lower near the center of the boat...it's totally waterproof so it can literally sit in the bilge. ...
But the mic is always a magnet- and if its in the clip, and the TR-1 is steering, when he removes it from the clip, the magnetic field is going to change, and his heading will swing, and the AP will change course...
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Default RE: tr-1 install in contender

glen e, are you familiar with the console of a contender? if so, what about under the lip of the step down? would be low and forward.
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dedwards - 3/30/2007 10:53 AM

glen e, are you familiar with the console of a contender? if so, what about under the lip of the step down? would be low and forward.
I am not - however these guys are - I'd see how it works right there first - as I said, the tr-1 is the least sensitve AP I've run across to install. But if you need help call these fac techs:

Frank De le Cerda: 954-598-4709
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Ded-

I *think* thats where I put the AP fluxgate sensor on the last contender I rigged (I am thinking it was a 26, but it may have been 27).

The step that everyone misses, that could be the most important part of the whole job, is to survey the site with a compass:

Use a regualar 'hockey puck' or anytype of hand bearing compass (I use a USMC issue lensatic type) and standing clear in the middle of the cockpit, or on the bow (anywhere that you are at least 6 feet from everything on the boat, note the boats heading ( the boat should be stationary for this, tighten up the docklines if needed).

now hold the compass in the area that the fluxgate will be mounted. if the heading deflects by more than 5 degrees, find another place.

Now, Turn on everything on the boat and check it again. if it still doesn't deflect, you have found your spot.

Ideal placement is at the boats metacenter ( that is where the axis of pitch, roll and yaw intersect. unfortunatly, on a CC outboard boat, that is too close to the engines, and usually in the middle of the fuel tank, so we just shoot for as low in the boat as we can manage, and as far aft as we can get with no EMF issues. That usually equals the fron of the console, around deck level.

Avoid mounting where there is storage space nearby (within 2 feet or so), as what really makes the fluxgate wacky is metal or magnets that come and go. One really tough to troubleshoot unit only had an issue when the owner dropped his cellphone in the cup holder, about a foot from the fluxgate sensor. don't mount near wiring harnesses, battery cables, etc.
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Default Re: tr-1 install in contender

Ded, I think the pictures I sent you via email show the fluxgate mounted as far forward in the console to avoid as much interference as possible.

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