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Chart plotter on exterior aft cabin bulkhead #19303
10/30/23 01:13 PM
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I’m considering flush mounting a chart plotter display on the exterior aft cabin starboard bulkhead. Does anyone have any comments/recommendations on this plan? Thanks Dan #409

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Re: Chart plotter on exterior aft cabin bulkhead [Re: Navy Dan] #19304
11/01/23 09:37 PM
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Hi Dan,
I love the idea. So much so, I mounted two. One on each side, stereo. Trashed the original data marine instruments and went with B&G Vulcan 7" touch mfd's.

I can reach them from the rail with a tiller extension in hand one hand.
Perfect position to keep in view while looking ahead.
I had to rebuild the bulkhead, filling in the old instrument holes. Then cutting new holes for the displays.
Greg

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Re: Chart plotter on exterior aft cabin bulkhead [Re: #511] #19305
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Hi Greg, looks like a great installation. I considered just 2 mfds but opted for two Triton2 displays in the upper old Data Marine holes and plan on just one mfd on starboard. I was concerned with filling in the old holes. Thanks Dan #409

Re: Chart plotter on exterior aft cabin bulkhead [Re: Navy Dan] #19306
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That's a good compromise Dan. I had 3 data marine displays plus a Garmin chart plotter and a compass. The bulkhead looked like Swiss cheese when I removed them. Glassing and filling the old holes and feathering in the gelcoat was a job. I think it took a month of Sundays.
Greg


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