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Old 10 April 2013, 06:02   #1
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Mic hanger position

Any suggestions as to where to put the microphone hanger? I like the blue position because it is in the middle of driver and codriver but the wire might get in the way of the hatch just to its left? Red is stupid IMO but GD favours it. The orange is good but quite a way from the driver which could be annoying when single handing? Any other suggestions gratefully received.
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Old 10 April 2013, 06:30   #2
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I have mine in the blue spot on a similar setup, and its annoying that it keeps getting caught in the hatch - but that's only annoying when you are in and out of the hatch.

Wouldn't the other places be annoying all of the time?
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Old 10 April 2013, 07:06   #3
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Lots of new toys on there

I'd go with the blue option. You could rig up some sort of clip/hook below the control box to hold the coiled cable away, when the hatch is in use.

Will you be fitting a grabrail below the VHF?
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I had similar dilemma with mine, and put the mic fairly central as I was concerned that left of the radio would be awkward to reach from the starbord helm position

However, the mike lead now hanges over the chartplotter screen and on my 5.3 it's not that far to reach in reality. I'm not sure I'd find the mike that low to be a convenient position.

Can you try different positions with some double sided tape?
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Be careful with that VHF. I had mine there and the mike got snapped where it joins the radio hence have moved and got a Garmin 100i which has a permanent connection to the VHF.
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I'd be tempted to put it next to the plotter, higher up than the orange spot if it'll fit.


Is that a VHF extension speaker on there or half the stereo?
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I'd be tempted to put it next to the plotter, higher up than the orange spot if it'll fit.
Me too. Let's face it, how often does the VHF get used, by anyone? No big issue for a lanky yoke like Gotchi to reach over. FYI, I had my mic in that position and it was never an issue.
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Will you be fitting a grabrail below the VHF?
Like this one? No, I don't think so. I mean, we did discuss it but putting one hand on the main grabrail and one behind the driver on his jockey top seems to work fine. Can always be added if it becomes an issue.
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Is that a VHF extension speaker on there or half the stereo?
VHF external speaker. What's the point of a stereo on a fast open boat...?
The old one was just below it, so pointing at the driver's knee. Hopefully the new set up will be much louder for the driver.
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Me too. Let's face it, how often does the VHF get used, by anyone? No big issue for a lanky yoke like Gotchi to reach over. FYI, I had my mic in that position and it was never an issue.
Agreed, not that often but when it is used (like for ribnet cruises) it is used a lot and generally by the driver on the move. The issue with the old system was that at the start of the day the Raymarine worked then whilst going along it suddenly died so when someone was trying to call you the handheld was off because you didn't realise the main radio had died


Could always get a relocation kit and have the plug come out on the horizontal bit up at the top then wind down to just below the trim tabs control 37 though.
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Iwould suggest orange position but much higher up to the left of the plotter either mid point or nearer the top left edge. Out of the way but within easy reach when you need it.
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Put the radio where the little white hatch is and the hatch where the radio is ...then put the mic just off the bottom right hand side of the plotter above the 'new' radio position...simples.......
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