Exact Location of Console Cutout for 2018 150 MONTAUK

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joedag1
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Exact Location of Console Cutout for 2018 150 MONTAUK

Postby joedag1 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:18 pm

I'm picking up a 2018 150 Montauk next week, and I'm going to install the same Raymarine Axiom 7 DV that Boston Whaler offers as an option. I only have one shot at this, I have to get this right.

How can I get the exact location of the cutout on the console?

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Re: Exact Location of Console Cutout for 2018 150 MONTAUK

Postby jimh » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:28 am

If you want to install your own device in the instrument panel of a 2018 150 MONTAUK in the exact same location as Boston Whaler installs the same device at the factory, I suggest there are two straightforward methods:

--call Boston Whaler customer service and ask them for the information; I don't know if they have this information available, but generally Boston Whaler customer service is willing to offer assistance with practically any question on a Boston Whaler boat; or,

--locate another 2018 150 MONTAUK that has the same device installed at the factory, and take your own measurements from that boat; to find a boat with a factory-installed device, check with your local dealer to see if there is one in stock; or, find another 2018 150 MONTAUK in your local area that has a factory-installed device, contact the owner, and ask permission to take measurements from that boat. A corollary to this method: ask the owner of another 2018 150 MONTAUK to take measurements and send them to you.

Another option that requires some analysis and computation: find a good image of the instrument panel of a 2018 150 MONTAUK with the factory installed device. Using photometric analysis, deduce the location and dimension by comparing elements in the photo with the actual instrument panel on your boat.

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Re: Exact Location of Console Cutout for 2018 150 MONTAUK

Postby Ridge Runner » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:13 am

Here is a pretty good image of the factory mounted electronic package on the 2018 150 Montauk:

2018 150 Montauk Console.jpg
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Mounting the Raymarine Axiom 7 DV in the console should not be that difficult, I understand your desire to exactly duplicate the factory mounting location, but you should test different mounting locations for your personal best viewing angle. Depending on your height, whether you plan on standing or sitting the majority of time, you can slightly customize and adjust the location to best suite your needs. The console also seems to have enough room to support the Axiom 9 DV, with only a ~$300 list price difference that would make for a nice upgrade.

Axiom 7 DV - Dimensions 7.92" x 5.24" x 3.00"
Axiom 9 DV - Dimensions 9.65" x 6.22" x 3.00"
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Re: Exact Location of Console Cutout for 2018 150 MONTAUK

Postby jimh » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:19 am

RIDGE--great image, thanks for posting. The location of the devices can easily be deduced from analysis of that image.