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#10850109 - 05/17/15 07:26 AM 899 and 898 mounting question
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Registered: 07/13/14
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Loc: Arlington
recently put an 898 on the bow and 899 at the console. the 898 doesnt seem to have as good of a picture as the 899. now I am beginning to think that maybe I should have reversed them. Do most of you run the better unit up front or back?

I am travelling right now otherwise I would just swap them and try rather than asking on here

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#10853483 - 05/18/15 04:55 PM Re: 899 and 898 mounting question [Re: Bobby Milam]
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I use the better unit on the console. Ive installed 1000's of DF's and most people run the better on the console.
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#10853559 - 05/18/15 05:22 PM Re: 899 and 898 mounting question [Re: Bobby Milam]
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#10854502 - 05/19/15 12:02 AM Re: 899 and 898 mounting question [Re: Bobby Milam]
Bobby Milam Online   content
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 1992
Loc: Arlington
Just to update this, I took the boat to the lake this afternoon and reversed them. Made a world of difference for me. The 898 screen just isn't as bright and having it at the console, I was able to see everything just fine. The 899, mounted to the floor of the front deck, was brighter and therefore I was able to read the screen better from a distance even in the bright sunlight. I'm going to start using them that way now. I had really been disappointed with DI and SI on the bow before.

When I initially bought them, someone on here suggested that I mount them this way but didn't explain why and I just felt that I wanted the best one on the back to search for areas. I thought this might help someone in the future.

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