Adding New GPS Map at second station

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Planning on adding new 9" GPS map at second station. Would be interested in what others have done. My plan was to mount above rear window on exterior. My concerns are will it be readable in sunlight? (Garmin 942 XS Plus). Was thinking may need to create some sort of shroud to help with glare? That location seems to me to be the most convenient for both out of the way and with some protection from the elements. My other thought was to install inside cabin on centerline at the helm where it would be viewable through the open door. I'm thinking this would be my second choice being that with my old eyes not being able to see that far away clearly. Currently can't see the existing unit Garmin1242 through the window around the steering wheel at the helm while at second station. My station is not bulkhead mounted but independent a little further aft. Any ideas/pictures would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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I've been doing some thinking about this too. I have the bulkhead mounted 2nd helm.. I hope someone chimes in.. following.
 

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I have a 2520 and installed the Garmin 8610 on the starboard side above the window and under the roof lip. I have a second helm station in the cockpit. I have no issues with visibility.
 

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I have a 2520 and installed the Garmin 8610 on the starboard side above the window and under the roof lip. I have a second helm station in the cockpit. I have no issues with visibility.
What fittings/connectors did you use when drilling through the cabin wall over the window for the wires? Clam shell or something else?
 

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What fittings/connectors did you use when drilling through the cabin wall over the window for the wires? Clam shell or something else?
Sorry, the boat is in Rhode Island and I am in Florida for the winter. I did not do the install. The dealer did it for me when I bought the boat. I seem to remember the wire went through a clamshell and caulked to seal.
 

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I just ordered a Garmin 743xsv today for my outside mount today, not sure if I'll flush mount or use the mount I can remove and put the unit inside. I store under roof, so either way will work for me...
 

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I installed a lowrance hds9 just above my bulkhead second station. I don't have any trouble with glare, I guess I could early in the morning or late evening with the sun at my back. I ran cable through the bulkhead and sealed them with a thru bulkhead fitting I bought at West Marine. I think it's made by T-H marine.
The fishfinder hangs from the roof on a ram mount. I was concerned it might be to heavy and move around but it's very stable and doesn't move at all.
The fishfinder is easily accessible, can be adjusted to be seen from anywhere on the deck and is pretty much out of the way when on plane from the second station.
 

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I just ordered a Garmin 743xsv today for my outside mount today, not sure if I'll flush mount or use the mount I can remove and put the unit inside. I store under roof, so either way will work for me...
They sell locks that can be installed on the mounting posts on each side.
 

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I'm looking at either mounting this on the top of the 2nd station, or if there's space flush mount it. It'll be a tight flush mount, not sure if there is a rubber cap on the cables to seal them when not in use though.. any ideas on how to seal that area up around the wires other than a clam shell? I'm leaning towards the top mount..20220118_090730.jpg20220118_090724.jpg20220118_090711.jpg
 
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