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posted 07-18-2010 09:40 PM ET (US)
Finally got my Ventura back from the glass doc; he did a great job. We traded services: glass work for electronics install worked out well for both of us.
As you recall I put together my new Garmin 740 and Standard Horizon off the boat for further install. I spent about twelve hours this week installing the new stuff.
Here are some pictures.
The Garmin 740 has two way NMEA 0183 connectivity with the Standard Horizon GX2100 and Furnuno 620. The Garmin 545 has two way NMEA connectivity with my ICOM 504 rear mic version installed under my helm It uses the ICOM Command Mic III. I had an extra SH CP30 Command Mic so installed two remotes. One next to my ICOM mic and the other port side aft. Both command mics have good functionality and quality sound reproduction. I have my GXM 51 Smart Antenna connected to my 740 via N2k backbone.
The Garmin 740 has two way NMEA 0183 connectivity with the Standard Horizon GX2100 and Furnuno 620. The Garmin 545 has two way NMEA connectivity with my ICOM 504 rear mic version installed under my helm It uses the ICOM Command Mic III. I had an extra SH CP30 Command Mic so installed two remotes. One next to my ICOM mic and the other port side aft. Both command mics have good functionality and quality sound reproduction.
My wife gave me a set of Taco 15 foot telescoping outriggers for my birthday so I installed them too. I using a some PVC material as wedges so the holders are vertical against the gunnels. I'm having some starboard wedges fabricated to take the PCV's place. Makes the Ventura look sporty.
Takes about five minutes to install them so I plan to run with them off the gunnels in the bag, then once at the fishing grounds install them.
I used 1/4 inch stainless bolts with lock nuts to secure them to the Whaler board. On the inside I used 1/2 inch stainless steel plate as support backing.
There you go. I know the outriggers aren't electronics but thanks for indulging me.
posted 07-18-2010 09:57 PM ET (US)
posted 07-18-2010 11:41 PM ET (US)
AHHH, the space shuttle, Nice job, but its a little over kill on the electronics ....
posted 07-19-2010 12:55 AM ET (US)
Nice work as always. I just checked google maps and if we weren`t 3000km`s apart I`d hire you to clean up/organize the wiring and install some electronics on my boat...
posted 07-19-2010 09:02 AM ET (US)
Might be but not really. I'm an offshore fisherman 40 - 50 miles out so I want two gps and radios. I like standalone FF. Just looks like over kill but not any more than on the bigger boats. I still have some room remaining at my helm .... tongue in cheek.
posted 07-19-2010 09:20 AM ET (US)
Great work as always. I appreciate you taking the time to document your work so thoroughly. You have provided an excellent template for me to follow as I prepare to rewire my boat this coming offseason.
On a separate note, what is your new engine? I recall you were going to replace the original Optimax.
posted 07-27-2010 10:52 AM ET (US)
Still have the new Opti sitting in my garage. Can't bring myself to remove my old friend.
posted 07-27-2010 01:09 PM ET (US)
That's one expensive box taking up space. :)
I have a 2002 225 HP Optimax on the 1986 22 Outrage Cuddy I purchased last July, and I am very impressed with the power and the fuel economy of the motor.
My mechanic is a big fan of these motors and I have been building my confidence in the motor as I take it on increasingly longer outings.
The motor only has 626 hours on it, so we still have a long way to go to reach your usage.
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