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jjr

Need new fishfinder flush mounted in pontoon steering console

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Our current fishfinder on the pontoon isnt displaying (not sure what the issue is) and we plan to replace it. I'm wondering how many fishfinder models are made for a flush mount into a steering console? Our pontoon has about a 5" by 8" opening for the unit next to the steering wheel and I'd like to reuse that instead of mounting one on top of the console. Anyone gone through this process or have recommendations on a unit?

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you can look around for a unit that has those deminsions and make a "L" bracket, screw to the back side of console with shot screws and put silicone around the gap to seal it if you want.. you could also cut the hole bigger if you like one that doesnt quite fit.. ive had to do this numerous times with boats, tractors, cars and other things that require flush mounting..

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The new Lowrance HDS units are easy to flush mount, they have a removable faceplate so after you get the hole cut to the right size you just screw the units in and put the face plate back on. And with the built-in antenna that's on top/front you can still use the gps even with a flush mount. It's a good way to go if you like that unit.

If you're thinking of something else, many units have flush mount kits available. And the L bracket that broken_line mentioned is a good way to go as well.

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Try to find the same model. Or maybe contact the dealer and they could help. You could try online auctions if the model is discontinued. What brand pontoon do you have?

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Its a Weere's ~2002 so that is a good idea to contact the dealer or rig up something like has been mentioned.

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