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Old 05-03-2005, 07:36 PM
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Question Best way to mount GPS on dash, up or slanted??

I'm in the process of mounting a gps on my dash. Now, I can mount it on a flat surface using the factory mount which will give me an almost straight on view of it as it will be mounted straight up and down. Or, I'm thinking of mounting it flush on the slanted dash panel which would require me to look downward at it and I'm concerned if sun glare would be an issue. Mounting it in the dash I think would be a better organization of instrumentation, but I'm concerned about the sunglare. This is a lowrance M68C. Experiences??
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Old 05-04-2005, 06:20 AM
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Just a though--I usd the "indstrial strength velcro" on the braket to mount in in several differetn place until I found the place that made it easiest to use and read. Ther are a fair number of interactions with the keypad for data entry that I'd consider in addition to viewing angle befoe I cut any holes.

In fact mine is still held in place with the velcro--after a year. Real decisive eh--
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Old 05-04-2005, 06:30 AM
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Good thought! Maybe I'll velcro it up top first and run the cable to it without cutting any holes. I can then pull it out and angle it to see how it works in the sun before making any final decisions.
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I have a 182C Garmin.

I use the supplied bracket. I like it that I can tilt the unit how I want depending on my postion (standing vs. seated) etc. I tilt it back when I am standing and up when I am seated in long no wakes and things.
I use it all the time because of local conditions requiring you to know as close to exactly where you are as possible. (Shallows, rock piles, reefs).

I find that it is very glare resistant. Almost no problem in sunlight.
At night I have to turn the brightness down.
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Here's my flush mounted (factor installed) 182C....Not sure if this is the same angle, etc.
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