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Old 18 February 2016, 04:20   #21
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Blimey Mick , how does that stand up to any rough stuff ?

In answer to Willk's question.........

I used to have a Garmin 182 on a " Ram , ball mount fitting " which used to wobble about all over the place when the going got " interesting " , even with a few bungees to assist .

I upgraded to the 551 a few years back and thought the plastic mounting fitting looked far superior but after a year we managed to break that as well . It turned out that the plastic around the mounting bolt was actually much thinner than you may have thought . The answer ( so far ) has been to drill out the existing small bolt and replace with a shortish 10 mm domed bolt with penny washers and rubber bushes either side . So far so good.......
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Old 18 February 2016, 06:24   #22
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Thanks very much for all the responses to my question, and sorry matata I dragged this off topic.

It seems that the benefit of experience leans towards larger screens, that of course is the answer I was hoping for

It's time to go find that bargain.
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Old 18 February 2016, 08:17   #23
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It seems that the benefit of experience leans towards larger screens,

And flush mounting👍
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Old 18 February 2016, 08:49   #24
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I do have room to fit a 7" along side the 9" & I'm seriously considering it.
I'm just gonna walk away from this...




P.S. Make sure they don't touch!
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Old 18 February 2016, 09:16   #25
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Yea cos you've got that set up👍💣


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Old 18 February 2016, 09:39   #26
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I thought I'd have had a bite before now on that😄
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Blimey Mick , how does that stand up to any rough stuff ?



In answer to Willk's question.........



I used to have a Garmin 182 on a " Ram , ball mount fitting " which used to wobble about all over the place when the going got " interesting " , even with a few bungees to assist .



I upgraded to the 551 a few years back and thought the plastic mounting fitting looked far superior but after a year we managed to break that as well . It turned out that the plastic around the mounting bolt was actually much thinner than you may have thought . The answer ( so far ) has been to drill out the existing small bolt and replace with a shortish 10 mm domed bolt with penny washers and rubber bushes either side . So far so good.......

Never had any problems with it
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My 2 cents. Got a garmin 55dv which goes onto their supplied remove able mount. Fits nicely on my small console. Was about the biggest I could fit on there. Agree with above comments that bigger is better especially if your eyes are a bit older . Haven't had any issues with the detachable mounting after the first season.
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Old 25 February 2016, 12:48   #29
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If you just want depth then go full screen with the chart and set up with the depth as a large font number in one corner of the screen.

I have a 5" Lowrance with speed & depth in the corners. Plenty of space for the chart. Ideally a bigger one would be good but like others I don't have space for a "cinerama" size plotter.

Works for me.
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Old 02 March 2016, 10:53   #30
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Simrad have their new GO7 and GO5 models. Shopping around they are very competitively priced especially the GO5.

GO Series - Simrad Marine Electronics

They even do side scan sonar if you go for the Total Scan option.
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