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kaelc



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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 11:23 pm    Post subject: Cockpit GPS/Fishfinder mounting Reply with quote

Iím thinking of mounting a second Lowrance HDS gps/fishfinder in the back of the boat and since I will be adding autopilot, using it to steer a little while trolling. Where have mounted a second unit?

Thanks for any pictures and suggestions in advance!
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thataway



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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does your HDS have connectivity with an I pad or android tablet? Some do. If so, one of those in an Otter box would be a good choice. Mount on Starboard side of aft cabin bulkhead.

Does the auto pilot have a remote?

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kaelc



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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The two lowances I have do not have wireless and the remote costs an extra $550. Any pictures of mounting it up there?
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have a circuit diagram for the auto pilot is is fairly easy to make a wired "remote" dodger. Also many times you can find a second control head, or wireless "remote" on e-bay or Craig's list.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I might set up a second Lowrance screen at the back of the boat, just commissioned the autopilot last night and taking it out this weekend for two nights at Sidney Spit and Pender Island. A before fathers day solo night crab fishing on a mooring buoy and a night with the family at Poets cove! Looking forward to using the autopilot.
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