Like Tree0Likes

Un-invasive GPS Install

Reply
Old 02-26-2004, 10:04 AM
  #1
Forum Regulator
VIP Member
Thread Starter
Trade Score: (1)
 
Sydwayz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Worldwide
My Boats: 17' Speedliner Cat & O.P.B.
Posts: 21,920
Default Un-invasive GPS Install

I was asked about this some time ago...

I lifted my compass out, and inserted the power cable for my GPS through the hole, and re-installed the compass over the cable. I tightened the screws, and used some lightweight tub/tile caulk to seal the lift from the compass bezel. It worked well, and looks nice, and best part, is no cutting/mods to dash. The GPS holder is mounted with that super strong plastic Velco from 3M you can get at Boater's World/West Marine.

Pics:
Attached Thumbnails
Un-invasive GPS Install-dscf0039.jpg  
Sydwayz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2004, 10:06 AM
  #2
Forum Regulator
VIP Member
Thread Starter
Trade Score: (1)
 
Sydwayz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Worldwide
My Boats: 17' Speedliner Cat & O.P.B.
Posts: 21,920
Default

2
Attached Thumbnails
Un-invasive GPS Install-dscf0038.jpg  
Sydwayz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2004, 10:09 AM
  #3
Forum Regulator
VIP Member
Thread Starter
Trade Score: (1)
 
Sydwayz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Worldwide
My Boats: 17' Speedliner Cat & O.P.B.
Posts: 21,920
Default

3
Attached Thumbnails
Un-invasive GPS Install-dscf0031.jpg  
Sydwayz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2004, 10:12 AM
  #4
Forum Regulator
VIP Member
Thread Starter
Trade Score: (1)
 
Sydwayz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Worldwide
My Boats: 17' Speedliner Cat & O.P.B.
Posts: 21,920
Default

4
Attached Thumbnails
Un-invasive GPS Install-dscf0036.jpg  
Sydwayz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2004, 10:19 AM
  #5
Forum Regulator
VIP Member
Thread Starter
Trade Score: (1)
 
Sydwayz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Worldwide
My Boats: 17' Speedliner Cat & O.P.B.
Posts: 21,920
Default

5
Attached Thumbnails
Un-invasive GPS Install-dscf0033.jpg  
Sydwayz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2004, 10:20 AM
  #6
Forum Regulator
VIP Member
Thread Starter
Trade Score: (1)
 
Sydwayz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Worldwide
My Boats: 17' Speedliner Cat & O.P.B.
Posts: 21,920
Default

All wired in...
Attached Thumbnails
Un-invasive GPS Install-dscf0041.jpg  
Sydwayz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2004, 10:21 AM
  #7
Forum Regulator
VIP Member
Thread Starter
Trade Score: (1)
 
Sydwayz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Worldwide
My Boats: 17' Speedliner Cat & O.P.B.
Posts: 21,920
Default

Its a 26' Sonic, and I have flown the boat. Nothing has come loose, just had the GPS lay back once.
Sydwayz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2004, 10:23 AM
  #8
Forum Regulator
VIP Member
Thread Starter
Trade Score: (1)
 
Sydwayz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Worldwide
My Boats: 17' Speedliner Cat & O.P.B.
Posts: 21,920
Default

The plastic Velco is STRONG. I had to pry the base off with a screwdriver.
Attached Thumbnails
Un-invasive GPS Install-dscf0040.jpg  
Sydwayz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2004, 10:24 AM
  #9
Registered
 
mr_velocity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 3,084
Default

I have a Garmin GPS Map 175 that I installed in my boat much the same way, although I though bolted the mount. I normally keep the GPS out of the boat since it doesn't have to take the daily abuse when I really don't need it. There have been times when the GPS came out of the mount from a launch. Need to keep the strap attached to something so it doesn't fly out of the boat.
mr_velocity is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2004, 10:25 AM
  #10
Forum Regulator
VIP Member
Thread Starter
Trade Score: (1)
 
Sydwayz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Worldwide
My Boats: 17' Speedliner Cat & O.P.B.
Posts: 21,920
Default

One more shot. The GPS is a Garmin, and the unit locks into the base.
Attached Thumbnails
Un-invasive GPS Install-dscf0032.jpg  
Sydwayz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
J.B. Marshall
General Q & A
5
10-03-2007 03:16 PM
rhsj2006
Formula
19
01-07-2007 09:47 PM
cbeastwood
Baja
3
03-21-2006 04:39 PM
bajadude
Baja
16
03-24-2003 08:29 AM
MERCMAN
General Q & A
6
05-26-2002 09:36 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:55 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.