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Old 04-21-2008, 05:10 PM
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I have a Proline 20 Walk 2004 with a hardtop. Has anyone ever mounted a radar to the top? I was wondering about this boat specifically. As to where you mounted it on what kind of mount and how far forward or backwards. I am putting the new Garmin 18HD on it and was wondering. I do have gps antennea and xm on the roof so I know I have to be above that. What is the smallest raised mount I can get? So far I have seen 5 inches. I still am researching but I figured I get it asked out on here and hope for some help. Thanks

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It might be easier (and cheaper) to raise the gps and the XM than find a higher radar mount. Also see if you can check with the MFG. 20 is on the small side for radar - make sure the top can handle the weight. You made need to have it reinforced. Good luck!
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I am soon to install the new Furuno 3d radar and I need to keep it as low as possible. I purchased a 4" SeaScan mount over Ebay, which was the lowest I could find ($129 w/o the light bar). I am putting the GPS on a 1.5" mount so it should stay low enough. The new mount arrived Saturday and it looks fine. It was half the price of the ususal 5" mounts you see.
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I have the Proline 20 Sport CC. Pretty much the same thing you have I would imagine. I just installed the 18 HD. I will take some pics tommorow to show you what I did.
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Edge 24, have you done the geometry on the Radar to be sure that the GPS antenna will be 10 degrees below the center of the Radar beam? That seems a bit tight, since most GPS antennas are 3 to 4" above the mouts--

Good luck and let us know how the new Furno works out.
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Well I have the new Garmin style gps which is flush mounted on my top. The top seems pretty strong as some of my friends have walked on it to dive into the lake. Gravy boat pics would be great. Did you put any type of backer plate underneath? Also did you use any wedge?
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Here are a few pics:




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Great pics. Since I have the walk around boat my top is a little different than yours. My electronics box is a little more forward than yours. I don't have the pipe that runs for and aft like you have. I do have one pie that runs accross from left to right but it's really far forward and I'm not sure if the radar would fit there. The top itself is about 1/4 inch thick in the area. My only other option is to use a big backer plate underneath the hardtop an see if that holds. There really is no place to have a piece of pipe welded to the top without it getting a little crazy.

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Nice instal Gravy! A few questions: Were those factory bolts? 3/4 " Starboard? Did you use an adhesive on the Starboard? Thanks in advance, Steve
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bluefinblues - 4/22/2008 5:53 PM

Nice instal Gravy! A few questions: Were those factory bolts? 3/4 " Starboard? Did you use an adhesive on the Starboard? Thanks in advance, Steve

The Bolts on the Radar are the factory bolts if thats what you are asking.

The mount is all 3/4" Starboard, it is held together by 16 2" x 1/4 Stainless screws. I thought about using 5200 on it too but after screwing it together I figured it was strong enough (I can stand on it and I weigh 290 lbs).
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Have you used the radar yet? What do you think of it? Also did you run both the data and power wires together?
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Urnhart - 4/22/2008 7:27 PM

Have you used the radar yet? What do you think of it? Also did you run both the data and power wires together?
No, I have not used it yet. Well I did in my drive way. All I see is a big blob of yellow

Funny thing, the power and network wires were seperate. In all of the pictures I have seen they were in a white sheath. So I hooked up the power wire in the e-Box and I ran the network wire down into the console.

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