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albinman posted 11-18-2006 05:16 PM ET (US)   Profile for albinman   Send Email to albinman  
I just purchased a 2004 Boston Whaler 15-foot boat and I need to install a VHF, a GPS, and a Depth sounder. Where do you find room? I am sure some Boston Whaler boat owners have rigged out a boat with all this and more. Tell me how. Thanks Ray in Port St. Joe, Florida.
jimh posted 11-18-2006 06:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
If you have a small boat, purchase small electronics. You can get very compact devices these days, so small, in fact, you can carry them in your shirt pocket.
Bulldog posted 11-18-2006 06:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bulldog  Send Email to Bulldog     
Another option would be to get combo units such as a GPS/ Depth finder and also possibly the VHF radio that mounts in the console and only the mike is outside. Congrats on your new boat enjoy it!.....Jack
where2 posted 11-18-2006 09:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
Get a Standard Horizon CPV350 (VHF and Chart plotter) add the FF520 (black box fish finder) and you now have a GPS chart plotter, VHF radio and fish finder all in one package.

Alternatively, get the (not yet released) Standard Horizon CP300i, add the FF520 (fish finder black box), and add a Standard Horizon PS2000 VHF radio (Class D and mounts out of sight under the dash).

davej14 posted 11-19-2006 02:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for davej14  Send Email to davej14     
On my 14 foot Dauntless I installed a Standard Horizon PS1000 (I would now recommend the PS2000 because of a price drop) and a Lowrance LMS332c Combination Fishfinder/GPS. I do not recommend the Lowrance LMS334-iGPS because the internal antenna is weak. I mounted the Lowrance unit to a RAM mount. Overall I am very pleased with the setup and performance.

albinman posted 11-21-2006 07:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for albinman  Send Email to albinman     
Thanks for all the good ideas, I am now ready to enjoy shopping for all the goodies, and giving the family my Christmas list of electronics.

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