Thread: Garmin GPS 60CSx Mount
04-05-2007, 09:06 AM #1
Garmin GPS 60CSx Mount
I mounted my Garmin on left side of fixed cowling. Worked out
well and easy to do by taking off cowling to drill holes for the Garmin
Marine mount ($30). Multiple dismount choices, just a flat disk
on ski or holder or part of holder. The unit will also clip out without
tools. There is a lanyard supplied and I am connecting it to the
ski under the hood when in operation so I don't lose that puppy
to a rogue wave.....
I put it on left so I can still work it while right hand stays on throttle
and steering. I like the fact I can look at horizon and by just shifting
gaze slightly down and to left I see GPS. I had originally thought of
putting it on the glovebox, but that would have entailed looking down
to see anything. Plus the glovebox lid comes off easily and may not
be that secure a place.
The mount has some flex to it, may be a little shaky at speed, we'll see.
04-05-2007, 09:14 AM #2
Garman marine mount
I'm glad to see somebody has used the Garman marine mount. I just bought a Garmin etrex vista cx and had wanted to use their marine mount but was not sure how it would work out. From your pics, it looks great. I'll be going to best buy this afternoon to buy one.
04-05-2007, 09:28 AM #3
The flat disk that permanently mounts to the boat has 3 bolt holes.
I used ss oval phillip head screws with nuts/washer/lock washer on
the back side. You have to have the screws flush with disk as another
disk rides on top which gives you left/right adjustment.
I positioned two of the 3 holes towards the edge of cowling facing
center of ski. Part of the disk hangs over to the interior where the gauages are and is not noticable. I wanted the disk flush with outside of cowling for cosmentic reasons. My screws were a little long and one of them hit
the black plastic mount the cowling fits in. Just note when long screw marks the plastic and drill
a hole, it's hollow and nothing behind it. The cowling then fit perfectly
in its holders and you're good to go.
It looks good on the ski as you can see. Almost a professional job!!
04-05-2007, 09:29 AM #4
Tom's post is what I thought this forum was about. Usefull info for the average rec rider like myself. I know there are a lot of pro riders and mechanics who post on this forum who are (or will be) a wealth of info on this ski. I enjoy reading their posts and hope they post more when they gain more info this upcoming summer. Not to slam anyone but 26 posts about the oil level is a lot of blah blah about nothing. Personally, I think the Snapper man is correct because from other's posts on his qualifications, I would have a hard time betting against him being correct.
One more thing. have you noticed that a lot of the useless bickering back and forth comes from or is started by people from other forums? I say let the honda, yamaha and sea doo people go on back to whatever forum they came from.
04-05-2007, 06:00 PM #5
I mounted my Garmin Etrex Legend to the glovebox lid using a RAM mount. Used ss bolts and locknuts to hold it down after i modified the mount so it sits flush against the lid. I ride pretty hard most of the time so IMO i dont like to put anything sticking up in front of me, it just means one more thing i could knock off or i get injured by incase i just so happen to go over the handlebars. Hey Beagleman watch it I own a Yammi, Honda, Seadoo!! JK
04-05-2007, 06:58 PM #6
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04-05-2007, 07:06 PM #7
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Tom I have the marine mount for 76 CSX and it looks very similiar to your mount. Make sure you tighten it really tight as my vibrate loose a few times.
Your mounting position is alot better than my on the glove compartment.
04-05-2007, 08:34 PM #8
04-05-2007, 10:34 PM #9
Curtis,Jim Will post a pix this weekend for ya. Are you using the same type of GPS? I looked around on the web and found a site called GPSCITY.COM, its out of Las Vegas. Had lots of different mounts and cheap prices for all types of gps units. Used the good ol Dremel and ground down the backside to make it sit better on cover and it doesnt get in the way of tilt lever. Mike
04-05-2007, 10:41 PM #10
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