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alfred posted 04-05-2008 02:28 AM ET (US)   Profile for alfred   Send Email to alfred  
Will a Furuno 585 fit on the dash of the 190 console? I can't find the dash dimensions anywhere.

highanddry posted 04-05-2008 11:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for highanddry  Send Email to highanddry     
I went to their web page but all of their specsw are in metric.

It looks like a regular size unit to me, I have a nice Humminbird 900 series mounted in my Nantucket flush. I see no reason the tiny little Furuno would not fit in the console panel.

erik selis posted 04-05-2008 12:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     
H&D, what's wrong with metric? It's much easier to work with. I'm used to working with both because I was will to learn.


highanddry posted 04-05-2008 04:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for highanddry  Send Email to highanddry     
Because Erik, this is the United States and we don't have to do what everybody else does just because they do it that way.

I understand metric, I have degrees in science, I prefer inches and feet.

The panel measures 28 INCHES X 9 INCHES leaving approximately 1 INCH surround.


alfred posted 04-05-2008 09:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for alfred  Send Email to alfred     
28x9 looks like it will just fit. the footprint of the 585 is 9x9inches.


highanddry posted 04-05-2008 10:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for highanddry  Send Email to highanddry     
If you mount in the dead center it might get crowded due to the curvature of the instrument cluster panel. I think you should have room to the left or right to get a good looking installation.

I cut mine with a saw and then smoothed it with a Dremal sanding drum. I coated the exposed edges after sanding smooth. Drill a hole in each corner and cut ot the holes, round the corners with the sanding drum or round file, radius the glass edge to prevent cracking.


Metric, bah humbug!

erik selis posted 04-06-2008 04:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     
Ok H&D, to each his own. Being that Alfred is from Australia I just thought he wouldn't mind metric measurements.

I also think that metric is used to make life easier. When YOU say metric is humbug, it doesn't bother me.


alfred posted 04-06-2008 04:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for alfred  Send Email to alfred     
Born in Singapore lived and worked in the US (Hawaii) and now retired in Australia, I am familiar with both imperial and metric! Thanks guys.

Turns out now that I might have an assignment in New Jersey, so I might end up buying the 190 there and bringing it back with me when and if I come back!

highanddry posted 04-06-2008 01:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for highanddry  Send Email to highanddry     
Erik, I don't care that it don't bother you. YOU ASKED--I answered. Never ask a question you mightnot like the answer to.

I much prefer English units, most people who have actually used both understand the intuitive nature of the English system, For computations, science and engineering, the metric system is superior, for intuitive and casual use, carpentry and similar, the English system is superior. If this bothers the world, to bad.

I answered his question, he has the info he needed. I am sure he is smart enough to figure out how to convert. In fact, I know he is, those Australians are prety smart.


erik selis posted 04-06-2008 02:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     
H&D, why would it bother the world? In any case it sure doesn't bother me. You don't hear me complaining about converting from metric to English or American or whatever. Who cares? Glad you were able to help Alfred out.


alfred posted 04-16-2008 12:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for alfred  Send Email to alfred     
Just found out that the VHF is mounted on the right and the Navman FF is on the left. Was thinking of putting the Furuno 585 on the right (being 9x9 it might not fit in the centre) - the cutout will be bigger then the existing VHF cutout so that takes care of that and Furuno GP7000 on the left - again, the cut out should be bigger then the existing Navman cutout, so no unsightly patch plates are needed.

Then Moving the VHF to the centre. Think that would be the neatest layout and I will have the GPS/Chartplotter infront of me, making it easier to look at when at speed.

The transducer was factory fitted, so I am wondering how how difficult it will be to remove the cable and rerun the Furuno tranny cable. I looked in the drawings and it looks like it has several corners to negotiate.

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