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Old 05-20-2005, 12:34 PM
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I'm putting a few toys on my 42 Lightning and I want to set her up with a nice GPS.

The removable panel Fountain gives is so skinny (vertically) that I don't think I can find a screen small enough to fit. I hesitate to put in a bracket mount with the concern that it will try to bounce all over the place in rough water.... although the built in antenna would be a big plus.

Do you guys use bracket mounts?

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How big is the panel??
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Old 05-20-2005, 12:41 PM
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Panel is 6 inches high, but maybe 5 or so clear space behind.
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Navman 5500I best deal around I bought mine from Brokenlegdave with the rebate its about $300 for a color plotter and yes i use the bracket.
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garmin 276c, don't know the space available.
But the mount is on good.
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Have a Garmin 182C mounted on a bracket, no problems
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Navman 5500I best deal around I bought mine from Brokenlegdave with the rebate its about $300 for a color plotter and yes i use the bracket.
How is it? I bought the same one with a new chip and the fuel monitor thingy but haven't got the GPS yet.
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I was limited on space and went with the lowrance m68c which is a combo gps/depth sounder and very compact. Can mount on top of dash or in dash flush mount. Pretty neat setup if you don't have a lot of room..... I have it on top of the dash with velcro right now and am planning on flush mounting it when I redo the dash next winter. You can get the cutout template from their website and they have a gasket you can buy if you flush mount it.

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We have the 182c and it works great...should have bought it years ago...
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Navman 5500I best deal around I bought mine from Brokenlegdave with the rebate its about $300 for a color plotter and yes i use the bracket.


How does this compare to the Garman 182c?
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