Hey all. Been watching the threads for a while, been on various sea trials, now I've gone and visited the boatshow and ordered my Rib
Have gone for Ribcraft 5.85, 4 x Wingback Jockey Seats, modified (slightly smaller) Offshore console with front seat, Suz 140Hp - delivery 1st week in March.
Anyway, I got a Garmin 298 GPS with external antenna for a snip at the show. (Whole of the UK pre-loaded with every single chart - FULL details)
- I understand this is a new option, saving buying the various CDs.
Anyway, I'm not sure about mounting position on the console.
I am not keen on bracket mounting as (IMHO) it obstructs your/passenger view through the windscreen but I am keen on being able to view the screen whilst driving (having cake and eating it).
An experienced Ribber at the show recommended flush mounting on the drivers side
, which I subsequently noticed on the Ribcraft magazine (see picture to give you an idea). What do you think
n.b. the console I am going for is slightly different, dosen't have the cut near the top, hence larger flat area.