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Your very welcomeThanks to @Neutron and @MrMoose for paving the way for this install and in particular the mounting option for the main unit! I used black starboard and routed the edges to round them off. My initial idea was to have a section at the front where I was going cut a hole to have the cables held, but then realized it was just as easy to let them slide back into the hole in the side panel. So the platform is a little bigger than needed and my shaping and routing skills need a lot more work!
I was able to through bolt the back 3 connections on the plate. I had to borrow one of the neighbor boys (thanks Zach!) to get the nylon nuts on the bolts, and then another neighbor pitched in with final assembly (thanks Patrick!). I was going to have 3 screws in the front, but used one too long for the middle one and it sheered off. The other two I went with shorter screws and had no issue. Pretty sure that mount isn't going to budge in waves to bimini...but time will tell!
I like to be able to easily change the views and data on display, and zoom distance etc, so having it closer was important to me. This platform will allow me to mount and angle it into a lot of different positions.....all of which are well out of the way.What about putting the chart plotter on top of the head compartment?? You could fit any size you wanted over there and it doesn't obstruct your view. My old boat had the fish finder over there and it wasn't bad.
@Neutron New to the forum and saw your GO7 install. I had been planning to install a GO7 as well but wasn't sure of placement of the transducer. Your pics saved me a lot of time. Two quick questions for you: Does the articulating keel interfere with the side scan? Did you find a way to connect the GO7 to read N2K signals from the engines? Thanks in advance!
No interference with the keel at all. Depth reads past 45mph.@Neutron New to the forum and saw your GO7 install. I had been planning to install a GO7 as well but wasn't sure of placement of the transducer. Your pics saved me a lot of time. Two quick questions for you: Does the articulating keel interfere with the side scan? Did you find a way to connect the GO7 to read N2K signals from the engines? Thanks in advance!
Where did you get the plug for the hole you drilled on the transom?