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Old 06-11-2003, 11:12 PM
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Mounted mine under the dash and have had no problems with it picking up a signal.
What do you got to lose. Try putting it under
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Old 06-12-2003, 02:44 PM
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This works as well...pretty easy install.
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Old 06-12-2003, 07:58 PM
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Believe it or not, I had them install it under the dash (hidden with all the wires etc) and it has worked perfect 100% of the time. Even checked it against the hand held.
 
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I tried mine under the dash and it wouldn't pick up the signal. Does the thickness of the fiberglass come into play?
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I thought they worked through the fiberglass as well.
I was on the phone with Pure Energy the other night and told him to try it. The signal dropped completely.
What kind of units are you guy's putting under the dash that is working?


Last I heard Ken was trying to find the house from the back yard
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I have the garmin unit that came with my nordskog gps, no signal under the dash. In havasu it took almost a minute for the thing to aquire a signal witht the unit mounted on top of the dash.
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Old 06-13-2003, 08:16 PM
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Last I heard Ken was trying to find the house from the back yard [/B][/QUOTE]


HEY!!! It's a looong walk back to the house!! Especially after working on the boat all night
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Old 06-23-2003, 11:37 AM
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I added a new Garmin GPS to my 24 Baja Outlaw. It came with an antenna that I chose not to use, and bought a flush mounted antenna directly from Garmin to use instead. I moved my light pole on my Outlaw from the center of the back of the boat to the port side corner in the back, and mounted the antenna in its place, reusing the existing hole to pass wires through. It's a great setup. I just have to remind folks not to use it as a handle when they're climbing back up onto the sundeck from the swim platform.
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