Electronics layout for Cape Horn

Old 07-15-2004, 08:38 PM
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Default Electronics layout for Cape Horn

Thanks to you guys for your help with all my previous questions. I will be getting my boat(19') soon and wondered about how best to layout my elec. installations. The console has an area that is covered with a piece of clear plastic that is hinged for installing some electronics behind it for protection. Which electronics should I place in this area? I will have a am/fm/cd, gps chartplotter(Garmin 162), vhf, fishfinder(5" screen). The FF will mount on top of the console to the right I assume? I hope some of you will post some pictures of your cape horn consoles or others to give me some suggestions. Thanks again. As soon as I can learn how, I will post a picture of my console.
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Old 07-15-2004, 08:58 PM
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Its not a Cape Horn... but here is what I did with my 17 Dusky CC. Hope it helps.

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Old 07-15-2004, 10:32 PM
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I would hang the VHF from the left corner corner of the TT electronics box, and then sit the bracket of the AM/FM right under it so that the radio gear was in one place close to down pointed speakers, with short wire runs to the TTop antennas. This will also keep the Compass some distance from the Magnets. I would then fill up the rest of the box with 6 Sterilite Plastic Shoe Boxes (Home Depot, Walmart) for your large lures and birds, planers and trolling sinkers, daisy chains and Feathers, Leader material and tied leaders, small tools sunglasses cell phones extra batteries, and the last for other accesories.
I would then mount the fish finder and GPS in the console electronics box to get a shaded view of the screens, and mount the compass that won't come with the boat on top of the console in a place where she reads closet to the readings on your GPS. Make sure your GPS will aquire satalites in the box before drilling. The wires for the transducer and the GPS will drop down to the console, and the wire way back to the transom is large and easy to fish wire through. This way everthing will be protected for hose downs by the OEM plastic doors.
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Old 07-15-2004, 10:37 PM
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One large speaker with a woofer and tweeter behind the radio would probably be better to 2 small ones, as their close spacing under the ttop electronics box will negate the stereo effect. Mounting the speakers farther apart on the ttop is another option, but I cannot be too helpfull here as I want to get away from music when I am fishing.
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