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    Navionics install. Post yours!

    In preparation for our Bimini trip next spring, i am installing a chartplotter. Its a Lowrance elite 4M HD gold. Im not finished yet but i did get the unit roughed in. Thoughts? Ideas? Post your own navionics setups!

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    Popular subject recently! I posted some images of mine in use here (http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...=1#post2518414)

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    I understand that it is often easier to mount a GPS unit below the steering. I have found that looking down while riding takes my attention away from the water ahead, and it often takes longer than I like to read and fully understand the displayed chart. I had a few surprise waves really snatch my neck while looking down at a screen.

    I often stand while riding so the vision angle change to see a low mounted display is even more so. The offshore racers generally mount their GPS display forward and on or above the hood, where they can see the display and the water ahead at the same time.

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    Another issue that concerns me with these bigger units up on the hood is submarining a big wave. The size of those units would grab a lot of water. Will the unit or the mount hold up to that kind of stress? Even with my little handheld, if the water gets rough i put it away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RGUN View Post
    Popular subject recently! I posted some images of mine in use here (http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...=1#post2518414)

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    I agree with RGUN, the Ram Mount option to replace one single bolt on the stock handle bar is superb. It is extremely sturdy and can handle any kind of abuse under all conditions. Looking down to the glove box is distracting and having your unit up higher and in front does work much better.

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    Here is my install. 07 RXT.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Matrix View Post
    Another issue that concerns me with these bigger units up on the hood is submarining a big wave. The size of those units would grab a lot of water. Will the unit or the mount hold up to that kind of stress?

    Even with my little handheld, if the water gets rough i put it away.
    Got caught out in a mid-summer perfect weather to lightning/hail storm in minutes last year in what turned out to be the worst wave height/period conditions I've ever ridden in. The mount was absolutely solid. I had to tighten the wing nut a few times as it slipped initially when things really got tough, but it most definitely did not go away.

    We were far off shore and in unfamiliar area - if I had to put it away when conditions got bad then what help is it on long trips to new areas?

    I don't use a safety lanyard on mine, although the Montana combo with AMPS mount is fastened into place, and then locked with a torx screw. All of the locks are plastic, but I would question the ability of a wave to rip these out. Worse case I can see is that the ball slips (as it did when it initially became wet) and allows the unit to lay flat against the handles.

    Keep in mind that when conditions get that bad, you aren't riding 70mph - we had an average speed of 12mph on that section of the trip.
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    I used a Ram mount for my Ipad (in a Lifeproof Nuud housing). These fitting are rock solid.

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    This is my setup. I have a Garmin Oregon handheld.


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    Lookin good guys!

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