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Old 03-02-2006, 08:31 AM
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I'm laying out the new dash in the MTI. The dash on the MTI is very small. There is not much room at all. After the gauges required, which is eliminating quite a few the I normally use, there isn't room for a normal GPS. What is the smallest Color GPS Plotter out there? It has to go into the dash, not the type you mount on top with in internal antenna. It also has to be a high end model. In the Motion I put a NavMan which was beautiful, the problem was, the boats acceleration was much faster then the GPS. I would be slowing down from a speed run and 5 seconds later the GPS was still climbing.
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I just put a Stardard Horizon CP 155C Color GPS/Chartplotter in my 30 Motion - had a similar problem with space - I needed one that was rectangular and not very tall. So far I am happy with it, but in all fairness, have only used the boat twice since it was installed.
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Could you not use the merc smart craft and eliminate some gauges and thereby free up some room?
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It looks to me that if you relocate the stereo head there should be room for a Garmin 2106 or 2206 on the right side of helm. That has a 6" screen. Anything smaller and I would think it would be too hard to read at speed. With that MTI you are going to be out front and really do need to know where you are going. Good luck.
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Gino,
any plans for the green dash panels? I see you were looking for gauges.
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I'd remove the trim indicators and replace them with the heads-up dash mounts. Then put any GPS you want down there.

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Gino,
any plans for the green dash panels? I see you were looking for gauges.
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Yes, I have plans for them, to throw them in the garbage! They look horrible. The problem is, they are epoxyed on the dash so I can't take them off and use them for templates. I am going to put new ones. Not sure of the color since the gtaphics are still in the works.
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I'd remove the trim indicators and replace them with the heads-up dash mounts. Then put any GPS you want down there.

I love them but I don't have a top to my dash. The windshield sits right on top and it's almost flush with the dash face. I wish I could fins a place. Thank you.
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It looks to me that if you relocate the stereo head there should be room for a Garmin 2106 or 2206 on the right side of helm. That has a 6" screen. Anything smaller and I would think it would be too hard to read at speed. With that MTI you are going to be out front and really do need to know where you are going. Good luck.
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I only know how to use it for the MPH. That is probably my only option. I would like it on the opposite side of the boat so someone else can be in charge when we are lost or on a sand bar.
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Can you make a pod for them to stick up out of; to the right of the steering wheel? Either than, or have them come out horizontally into your right thigh, and you can set your trim by brail.
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