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Old 16-10-2015, 21:46   #31
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Re: VHF with built in GPS in the Cabin

I too put the gx1700 under the deck and it works fine as long as I open the main hatch a bit. I debated getting the one with the AIS receiver but since I do plan on getting the Vesper Watchmate, I figured I wouldn't need that much redundancy.

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Old 18-10-2015, 06:26   #32
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Re: VHF with built in GPS in the Cabin

Ihave the SH 2200 mounted just under the deck next the compression post and it works great. Takes about 10-15 seconds to get a fix. Very pleased with it!


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Mate, if it takes you, as a self announced 'pro" an hour to run each ten feet of twisted pair, I think I'll continue to DIY! I'm pretty slow, but I can usually beat that rate of progress.

And my stuff generally has worked over the years...

Sometimes it takes longer and sometimes it takes lesser (depending on what all has to be dismantled/re-assembled to route the cable).

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