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    hi guys....i am getting a new "backup" chartplotter/finder to replace my old backup and just so happens it can be purchased with the same 18hd garmin i have now!...alwayz wanted a spare radar so i am picking up both next week in seattle!...will stop by to see grant and glen at wooldridge to to pick up a few things😊...the chartplottet
    r is the gpsmap 741xs(i believe they are discontinued now)..will be cool to have the gps/gnoss!!..still happy with the 4208s network but like to have a back up!.....so question- where should i put it?..


    if i put it underneath will the side rails interfere much?....or build on to the tower? thx larry

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    as you said build up not in front ., are you running both at one time or just one at a time, then no problem, but if both at one time might have problems then as I see it ps dead spot on the side where the bracket is I think SID

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    i don't use one radar enough so why would a guy want 2 radars to deal with ??? Its your money but if it were me i'd spend it on something else.

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    i would only use one at a time!..prince rupert harbour out to the charlottes..where we fish it is pee soup 8 out of 7 days!...ok, not that bad but i couldnt imagine going 30 miles a day every day in/out of the fog with out the radar!....can it be done? sure, i think it is invaluble in my.neck of the woods!

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    OK so you need it most of the time, from what i've seen with quality electronics the more you use them the less they break down. So why 2 units ? If it was me i'd just spend the money and buy a good commercial duty radar and not mess around with the rec brands, sort of like buying snap on tools vs harbor freight tools.

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    I'd mount that extra one in the garage until you need it. Mounting it on the boat would probably look silly. Just my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob B View Post
    I'd mount that extra one in the garage until you need it. Mounting it on the boat would probably look silly. Just my opinion.
    yes. rob..that is another option..just run sone wires and have it ready to go if needed!
    ..would prob leave it with my vehicle since the truck will stay in port for 3.months!...the "Pez Gordo"
    will be in the water for 3 months straight this year starting june 1st!!....time to get some exploring done!!!...

    ...2 weeks ago--I RETIRED!!...time to play!!..thx guys larry

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    Congrats on the retirement. I sure can't wait to do the same thing. You will love having the boat in port. We keep ours in Seward for a month each year. It sure is nice driving the car down and walking along the dock and climb in the boat all ready to go.
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    Congrats on the retirement !!!! go put a ton of hours on those motors.

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