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#11436009 - 02/24/16 10:51 AM fishfinder flush mount on metal surface GPS reception ?
bluecoat Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/25/13
Posts: 11
Loc: garland
I have my trolling motor fish finder, a Lowrance HDS 7 Gen 2 touch sitting in the factory U-shaped plastic bracket mounted to front floor of my aluminum boat. Going to have an aluminum "box" frabricated that I will then screw down to the floor and permenantly flush mount the HDS to the top of it. All the wires will then be hidden and the box will be painted to match the boat giving the unit a built in look. The question: will flush mounting the HDS to a metal surface cause interference with the GPS signal? The box will be constructed so the unit is sitting at the same angle just like it was in the bracket. Anybody have any expierence with this? Thanks in advance.

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#11436077 - 02/24/16 11:09 AM Re: fishfinder flush mount on metal surface GPS reception ? [Re: bluecoat]
44 Diesel Offline
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Registered: 12/25/12
Posts: 4303
Loc: Burleson,TX
Not unless you have a heading sensor puck. If it's an internal GPS or a just GPS puck you will be good , it communicates with satellites only. Only the GPS pucks that have an internal compass feature that show boat boat direction would be effected

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#11451092 - 03/02/16 07:28 AM Re: fishfinder flush mount on metal surface GPS reception ? [Re: bluecoat]
bluecoat Offline
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Registered: 08/25/13
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Loc: garland
Mine is internal GPS, painted the box and mounted everything yesterday...works perfectly. Thanks for the info.

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