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Old 10-13-2008, 07:30 PM
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I have a Garmin 3010c chartplotter mounted on my center console of a Regulator 24. I need to remove the chartplotter for the winter. What is the trick to removing the unit?

I removed the four small nuts on the bolts visible from inside of the console, but the unit did not budge. Next step is...?
Old 10-13-2008, 08:26 PM
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silicone/glued in?

run a sharp penknife blade around the unit - gently pry with a few samll screw drivers or somthing to loosen.....
Old 10-14-2008, 06:57 AM
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Those four mounting studs are the only Garmin-supplied connection. If the holes were not drilled exactly right, those mounting studs can make for a very stiff mount. The threaded portion makes them even moreso.

If Glen's suggestion does work, apply more pressure on the unit (gently, though!). Since you have access to the underside press from the back. Try also tapping on the studs with a tool (screwdriver handle, small hammer?) to get some movement.
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Thanks for tips, both of which I tried. No luck. She is really, really wedged in there tighter than you can imagine. I don't want to bang the heck out of her and smash something.

Is it really necessary to remove her for the cold New Engldan winter? I recall reading it is because it causes problems if temps gets down to 5 degrees.
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ask garmin

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