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ryland posted 10-11-2007 10:24 PM ET (US)   Profile for ryland   Send Email to ryland  
Well after much debate I pulled trigger on a Garmin 440s, Uniden Solara VHF, Shakespear 5102 8FT Antenna and a Westmarine universal antenna rail mount.

I plan to mount the VHF vertically below the wheel, the Garmin on the console to the right of the wheel and the antenna on the side rail next to the throttle.

Any comments or suggestions if you have experience with this equipment or the moutning of.

2005 150 Sport, 60hp

jenkinsph posted 10-11-2007 11:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for jenkinsph  Send Email to jenkinsph     
On the 150 Sport I was able to surface mount two 7" screens using the double stack swing arm mounts this works out well for me since I can turn the screen around and see the fishfinder from the bow. I through bolted the flange and backed it up underneath with a 1/2" thick plastic block. I mounted the antenna rear port side with a fold down ratchet mount, when not in use it is locked down against the edge of the bench seat and is out of the way. The vhf is mounted using two l shaped angle brackets that are through bolted to the front edge of the dash left of the helm so that the radio is tucked beneath the dash.

Look at RAM mounting stuff to see what is available, I did alot of looking before making the install.
I mounted the Lowrance lcx26chd,lcx25c, two t/m transducers, the gps antenna is ina cup holder for now and fits perfect but will move this to a special adaptor plate when I get the chance. Also a 30a three bank charger, group 24 starting battery, two group 27 trolling batteries, 82# thrust 24v Motorguide PTS.

With such a small boat keeping it balanced is important watch where you plan to mount everything.

My next purchase for this boat if I keep it is an aluminum fuel tank that I have found that will slip under the port side of the bench seat and has the fuel filler on the end to allow for filling without moving the tank. It is 18 gallons with fuel sender for about 200 bucks. Let me know if I can help with anything else.


Fish Stick posted 10-12-2007 06:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Fish Stick  Send Email to Fish Stick     

I don't have all the same electronics, but you can see how I mounted a Garmin 178 to the right of the wheel. These pictures have been posted here before, but you might find them useful. p=8561 p=8279

Just drill through the console and secure with locking nuts and washers.


Fish Stick posted 10-12-2007 06:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Fish Stick  Send Email to Fish Stick     

I would be really interested in seeing pictures, if you could you post a link.

I have thought of a larger display and a trolling motor on the bow, but can't visualize how they would fit in the available space.



jenkinsph posted 10-12-2007 11:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for jenkinsph  Send Email to jenkinsph     
Joe, Great pictures and good job. Will post some pics as soon as I can, I mounted the trolling motor on the starboard bow but I do not have the bow rail. Several months ago a poster with the 150 montauk figured out a way to do this I will see if I can find you the link.


ryland posted 10-13-2007 12:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for ryland  Send Email to ryland     
Thankyou Fish Stick, I like the stereo. Mine is currently installed under the removeable seat. I will install my Garmin exactly where yours is and the VHF under the wheel. Then it will just be a matter of tidying up the wires.
Riverwhaler posted 10-13-2007 07:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for Riverwhaler  Send Email to Riverwhaler     
Look for posts elswhere on this site that shows how to mount short whip on an antenna extension to get radiation over your head. 25 watts next your ear may not be good.
Moe posted 10-13-2007 10:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
I mounted our Icom 402S VHF vertically under the wheel by drilling out the rivets that held the Max Motor Weight plate. The spacing was almost what was needed for the radio bracket. I just had to elongate the screw slots in it slightly. That way, if I ever removed the radio, I could refasten the plate back on with rivets or button head machine screws.


jenkinsph posted 10-13-2007 10:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for jenkinsph  Send Email to jenkinsph     
riverwhaler is correct about the antenna, I used a four foot extension and a three foot base loaded coil. This puts the base of the coil on the antenna about even with the bimini top and away from the other electronics.


ryland posted 10-13-2007 11:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for ryland  Send Email to ryland     
I have already bought a Shakespear 8 footer. What I am reading tells maybe I should return it for a 4 footer with extension. Thanks for the replies.
ryland posted 10-14-2007 11:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for ryland  Send Email to ryland     
I installed the Garmin to the left of the wheel between the cup holders and the VHF under the wheel as planned. It came out great and was easy to hook up. I am awaiting the new antenna, a 3' steel whip, 3db. I would post pics but was not able to copy and paste and do not have a website that they are on. if someone knows how i can copy and paste, let me know.
ryland posted 10-19-2007 01:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for ryland  Send Email to ryland

this should work....should be pics of the boat.

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