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Old 07-26-2010, 08:02 AM
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Just picked up a 2007 270 Coastal and looking to do a Garmin 4012 and 18hd radar. Anyone have any pics of an install? Can be any brand, just curious to where the dome was mounted and best route to get wiring down from the hardtop. Wellcraft really didnt leave much room.

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Old 07-26-2010, 08:26 AM
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It should be mounted center of the hard top and towards the bow. You purchase a 5" or 10" lift if you wish. The radar has to be on a differant plain than the gps antenna and a tv antenna. Seaview makes the best mounts. Also remember you may have to wedge your radar down because when you are running the bow lifts, Meke sure your white nav light can be seen from 360 deg.


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Thanks for the reply Toddo, I'm pretty good with the general idea of the fundementals involved with mounting everything. I'm just looking for some insight on this model boat. I just did the same system on a Hyrda-Sports 2500vx, and there was a lot more room in the tubes to run the wires down and holes on both sides on the top tube. The Wellcraft only has one hole from the hardtop to the starboard tube and its already filled with factory wiring and the spot light wires. Looks like there is a raised section of the hardtop where the radar would go. Like I said just looking to get some feedback on someone that has done an install on this model.

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That teardrop spot is there for the radar.
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Rippers:

As Glen mentioned the tear drop area is for the radar. I have the same coastal however its an '04. Not much room to run the cables so my installer mounted them coming down the starboard hardtop support leg. Personally I do not like the look. A friend of mine has the same boat, he used a 5 inch radar arch, there was not a noticeable difference in what the radar captured. both radars were a Raymarine 24" dome.

I can post a picture tomorrow if you like. I have my laptop at my office.

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Just picked up a 2007 270 Coastal and looking to do a Garmin 4012 and 18hd radar. Anyone have any pics of an install? Can be any brand, just curious to where the dome was mounted and best route to get wiring down from the hardtop. Wellcraft really didnt leave much room.

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Originally Posted by bignick1 View Post
Rippers:

As Glen mentioned the tear drop area is for the radar. I have the same coastal however its an '04. Not much room to run the cables so my installer mounted them coming down the starboard hardtop support leg. Personally I do not like the look. A friend of mine has the same boat, he used a 5 inch radar arch, there was not a noticeable difference in what the radar captured. both radars were a Raymarine 24" dome.

I can post a picture tomorrow if you like. I have my laptop at my office.

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Some pictures would be great!.

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Started the install yesterday. Got the 4212, sounder, VHF radio and antenna, GPS antenna, transducer and new radio remote installed. Just need to pop in the 541 that I had sitting around. Left room for the trim tab indicators just to the right of the radio remote. I was going to do the 18 or 24HD radar but decided to put that on in the spring. The hardtops on these Wellcrafts are not very user friendly when it comes to running wires. You would think they would have left some open channels as well as open rear tubes on both sides to run wires down. Overall everything went smooth. The hardest part was peeling off the garmin template after cutting the hole! They use some super adhesive on those wow!
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Just need to adjust the 545, it looks a little off in the pic. The screen looks really dim compared to the 4212. I checked the screen brightness and it is all the way up. I'll have to take the unit some where local and compare it to a new one. I have an extended warranty if I have to send it back.
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My installer mounted my Lowrance BB toward the front of the teardrop with through bolts, big washers and cap nuts.
He was able to run the wires through the tubing.
Yeah, he learned a few new tricks about wiring the Coastal, LOL!!!
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