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Raymarine Axiom 7 install

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Woot! All done. I'm super cautious and had to run and get some bolts. So it literally took me close to 8 hours start to finish.View attachment 133601
Hey Suke, now that you've had it in for a while, have you had a chance to test it out?
If so, how's the glare and brightness?
If you wear polarized sunglasses, does the screen darken like a phone screen or is it more like the Connext where the polarization isn't an issue?
 

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Hey Suke, now that you've had it in for a while, have you had a chance to test it out?
If so, how's the glare and brightness?
If you wear polarized sunglasses, does the screen darken like a phone screen or is it more like the Connext where the polarization isn't an issue?
Yup! So far love it. It's MUCH faster than the connext and has no issue keeping up with me or hopping around while in motion. I only own polarized sunglasses and no issues with this screen at all, just like connext. Brightness hasn't been an issue I've noticed. Was able to see it just fine on the water, granted it was off and on sun/clouds the last time I took it out.

Decently sunny here. Don't have the bimini open yet and looks fine.
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Yup! So, far love it.
Ok I'm sold, and so is the wife...just ordered one today and will install it this fall or early spring depending on weather.
Thanks again for the feedback.
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Ok I'm sold, and so is the wife...just ordered one today and will install it this fall or early spring depending on weather.
Thanks again for the feedback.
:thumbsup:
Awesome! Can't wait to see the pics. Did you end up getting a transducer? Quasi kicking myself for not doing so, eventhough I'm still not thrilled with the idea of drilling holes in my transom, and the mounting of the transducers appear to be problematic.
 

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Awesome! Can't wait to see the pics.
Will post pics of the install for sure.
Did you end up getting a transducer? Quasi kicking myself for not doing so, eventhough I'm still not thrilled with the idea of drilling holes in my transom, and the mounting of the transducers appear to be problematic.
No transducer...not big into fishing, just relaxing. Just want to have a good chartplotter as navigating the 1000 islands is hazardous if you go out of the main channels without charts, lots of rocks, wrecks, and such. There's literally thousands of hazards. As for mounting a transducer, I think Raymarine makes a through-hull similar to the depth/temp sensor that can be installed that matches the deadrise angle. It means cutting a 2" hole in the hull, but it's also a very solid install if that's an option for you.

We decided to do the mid-cabin speaker install too, and cutting 5" holes in the cockpit for the speakers sounds wrong with a new boat, but I know it's not a big deal once done.
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Will post pics of the install for sure.

No transducer...not big into fishing, just relaxing. Just want to have a good chartplotter as navigating the 1000 islands is hazardous if you go out of the main channels without charts, lots of rocks, wrecks, and such. There's literally thousands of hazards. As for mounting a transducer, I think Raymarine makes a through-hull similar to the depth/temp sensor that can be installed that matches the deadrise angle. It means cutting a 2" hole in the hull, but it's also a very solid install if that's an option for you.

We decided to do the mid-cabin speaker install too, and cutting 5" holes in the cockpit for the speakers sounds wrong with a new boat, but I know it's not a big deal once done.
:D
I'm not big into fishing either, but the blank depth on the screen bothers me more than I thought it would. Maybe I can get it to disappear if I mess with the settings.
 

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I'm not big into fishing either, but the blank depth on the screen bothers me more than I thought it would. Maybe I can get it to disappear if I mess with the settings.
@suke Picked up the Axiom 7 today and after playing around with it on the counter and configuring the basics (love it by the way), I found that it has the option to remove the depth reading, it's an "overlay" setting:

From the Chart tap the Menu button upper right > Page Settings > Overlays > tap on it and it'll open a screen to let you add and remove overlays. You can have heading, speed, depth, etc. Just press and hold the depth overlay and tap remove. Tap done to save.
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@suke Picked up the Axiom 7 today and after playing around with it on the counter and configuring the basics (love it by the way), I found that it has the option to remove the depth reading, it's an "overlay" setting:

From the Chart tap the Menu button upper right > Page Settings > Overlays > tap on it and it'll open a screen to let you add and remove overlays. You can have heading, speed, depth, etc. Just press and hold the depth overlay and tap remove. Tap done to save.
:thumbsup:
NICE! Figured it would be configurable. Almost too many features with this thing. HAH!
 
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