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Old 17-04-2010, 00:33   #1
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GPS / Chartplotter Installation Question...

I just got a new Standard Horizon CP180i

The cord that comes with it has several wires in it.

I plan on only using the GPS/Chartplotter feature and nothing else.

Since it has an internal antenna, I should only really concern myself with connecting the power and ground right? I can just cap off the others, right?

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Absolutely, just tape them off separate from each other, then in the future if you want to remote the display, connect to a radio or add AIS, they are available.

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I agree with Pete, but I would recomend heatshrink and cable ties.Electrical tape becomes and sticky ugly mess in a salt water enviroment.
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I just got a new Standard Horizon CP180i
Ahhhhhhhhhh. I want one!

Is it easy to twiddle the knobs and buttons?

Did you knuckle them for a good deal?


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Ahhhhhhhhhh. I want one!

Is it easy to twiddle the knobs and buttons?

Did you knuckle them for a good deal?


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The knob and buttons feel very responsive, we'll see how they do once I have it hooked up though.

I got it for $369 including shipping
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Ahhhhhhhhhh. I want one!
Is it easy to twiddle the knobs and buttons? Did you knuckle them for a good deal? Mark
There is always good deals on electronics in Egypt

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I got it for $369 including shipping
Oh crap. they are listed for
Price : $799.00


on Prestigecom.net.au - Standard Horizon CP180i 5 Chart Plotter - $799.00


Well done!! You got it half price...
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hey mark in the uk they are listed at 289.32 or $444 usd look up catus navigation marine in the uk you can buy over the web and get it vat free
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I just got a new Standard Horizon CP180i
Congrats.

I had one for 3 years and love it.

Got it hooked up to an

Autopilot
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DSC VHF radio
EPIRB

Also user friendly and bright display in sunlight.

No negatives.....






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A quick tip for hooking up electronics.
Any place that has a connector, used or not, spray with a dielectric grease. If you have a plastic or rubber cap for unused plugs, use it.

It penetrates and seals the metal from corrosion and also seals the case against moisture intrusion.

Using this trick, my handheld garmin has survived several years mounted on the deck of my kayak! Still going strong.
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Congrats.

I had one for 3 years and love it.
Terrific instalation! Love that fitting at the back. Did you fabricate it?
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