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Old 30 April 2007, 23:15   #1
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Mounting question on garmin 498

Hi all,

I'm looking for any ideas on this. I have a GPSMAP498 on my ribcraft 6.5. It is mounted on the right side of the console. The problem is that my co-pilot (that's my wife) gets a great view, but for me, on the other side, it's hard to see the display well. It's worse with sunglasses. My thought is to fabricate something to angle it towards me a bit, perhaps an angled frame to go between the 498 and the console?
If anyone has a solution I would appreciate the input.

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Old 01 May 2007, 06:06   #2
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Have a look on the Lowrance web site and the link to LEX who do the Lowrance/Eagle accessories, they have a "Ram Mount" which swivels and could be drilled with different holes to fit a Garmin.

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Old 01 May 2007, 08:28   #3
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Thanks Pete, The LEI ram mounts are for bracket type mounting. My 498 is flush mounted in the console, I'm not looking to change that. What I would like to be able to do is to somehow tilt or angle the unit in the console more towards me.
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Hmm, given your occupation I would have thought an angled box in brushed stainless steel with neatly ground out welds would do the trick and look good. Publish the results on here and you might get other orders too

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I thought of that already, it's an option, but I'm looking to angle it only about 1/2" or so towards me. My thought was to use mahogany to make an angled frame to fit under the lip of the 498. It would look oem and solve the problem. I posted to see if others may have had the same problem and if so how they solved it. Maybe if someone even made such a thing.

Being that it's finally warming up here in CT and the river is almost below flood stage I'm getting the itch to get the boat ready!

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finished project

I solved the mounting angle of my GPSMAP 498. Actually, I finished a week ago, but finally took photos of what I did. I brazed extensions to the mounting screws on the long side them used mahogany to build an angled frame. The difference is like night and day! By the way, the service tech at Garmin USA said the screen is polarized vertically, which I'm told is common for sunglasses, so if you get horizontally polarized glasses, the problem would be lessened. That still would not change the angle, which is what I did.
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I think you may be running too coarse a prop if you're only making 1000 RPM at WOT
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I think you may be running too coarse a prop if you're only making 1000 RPM at WOT
What's he running? The Queen Mary?
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