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Graph mounting ideas? #14039968 06/22/21 03:07 PM
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My graph is flush mounted but during the summer months it gets overheated and the sonar/down/sidescan readings stop and start every few seconds all day long. So, I need to mount the graph off of the center console to allow for airflow but should I be concerned about the gaping hole that will be in my console? Is there a way to cover that hole to protect all of the wiring within the console from rain and such?


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Re: Graph mounting ideas? [Re: i-Fish] #14040001 06/22/21 03:35 PM
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They make a boat branded plate to put back over it. I removed a 5" graph in my old boat and considered making a "phone box" out of it, but never did. You can also just cut a piece of lexan the size of the old graph and cover it as well.

If you like the flush mount, consider drilling and installing a vent in the console to improve airflow.


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Re: Graph mounting ideas? [Re: i-Fish] #14040082 06/22/21 04:49 PM
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Go to BoatLogix. They sell a mount that covers your existing console opening.

Re: Graph mounting ideas? [Re: David Burton] #14040150 06/22/21 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by David Burton
They make a boat branded plate to put back over it. I removed a 5" graph in my old boat and considered making a "phone box" out of it, but never did. You can also just cut a piece of lexan the size of the old graph and cover it as well.

If you like the flush mount, consider drilling and installing a vent in the console to improve airflow.


I do like the flush mount so I’ll start with a vent and see if that solves the issue. Thanks. If I end up needing to remove it from the flush mount and cover the hole in the console with a plate are those plates strong enough to secure a mount and graph to that? I’d like to keep the unit above the steering wheel if possible. Would rather not have it mounted on a ram mount on the side.


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Re: Graph mounting ideas? [Re: i-Fish] #14040211 06/22/21 06:47 PM
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They make a boat branded plate to put back over it. I removed a 5" graph in my old boat and considered making a "phone box" out of it, but never did. You can also just cut a piece of lexan the size of the old graph and cover it as well.

If you like the flush mount, consider drilling and installing a vent in the console to improve airflow.


I do like the flush mount so I’ll start with a vent and see if that solves the issue. Thanks. If I end up needing to remove it from the flush mount and cover the hole in the console with a plate are those plates strong enough to secure a mount and graph to that? I’d like to keep the unit above the steering wheel if possible. Would rather not have it mounted on a ram mount on the side.

The plate with the mounts is metal and strong. Bass Boat Technologies is the one I used. Not boat branded, but definitely stout! Just make sure you get the right hardware for your boat/graphs.


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Re: Graph mounting ideas? [Re: i-Fish] #14040476 06/23/21 12:37 AM
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Stand-by mode should help when you are not using it.

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