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PeteS
04-19-2005, 09:00 AM
For those of you who have aftermarket mirrors, I'm curious as to what mounting locations have worked best. I saw a few posts on this earlier, but wanted to hear some more thoughts.

I just got a Cipa Extreme, and it's going on my '88 closed-bow. I'm debating where to mount it, and I'm thinking either above the driver's side windshield, and the other location would be above the center of the windshield. What does everyone like best for theirs and why? Thanks!

tex
04-19-2005, 09:04 AM
on a close bow-i prefer center. it should be high enough so that the passenger's fat head does not block the view.

ski_king
04-19-2005, 09:15 AM
Check out the mirror on this one (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=4543906574&category=63686&sspagename=WDVW) that is for sale on ebay.

I plan to add one above the winshield centered on my closed bow. If vibration is a problem, I will move closer to the right corner where the windshield frame is stiffer.

PeteS
04-19-2005, 10:28 AM
I think center is sounding better after both of your opinions. When you sit in the drivers seat on my '88, you are basically looking above the windshield to begin with.

That being said, I think general visability would be difficult with a mirror at eye level, directly in front of you.

east tx skier
04-19-2005, 10:38 AM
Just picked up a Rawley Vision mirror on ebay for $22. It will be mounted all the way across. :D (if I ever get my boat back).

PeteS
04-19-2005, 10:40 AM
Just picked up a Rawley Vision mirror on ebay for $22. It will be mounted all the way across. :D (if I ever get my boat back).
That's sweet about the mirror! Man, and I thought mine would offer "extreme" visability.

east tx skier
04-19-2005, 11:48 AM
It was funny, I'd just asked about it when I found one on ebay. It's in great shape, too and came with mounting hardware (which was my reason for not just buying the automotive style multiple mirrors. It will be a hassle with the walkthrough, but we rarely have anyone that wants to ride up there anyway.

Here's a picture.

My New Mirror (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7146611065&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1)

André
04-19-2005, 12:24 PM
Wow!
That's a big mirror! Do you know how wide it is really ? Would you have to walk under it to get into the bow ?

AirJunky
04-19-2005, 12:35 PM
Check out the mirror on this one (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=4543906574&category=63686&sspagename=WDVW) that is for sale on ebay.
This thing would be worthless with ANY passengers in the boat.
Mount it up on the top of the windshield if you want to see other than the back of your passengers heads.
You've seen it once..... after playing with mirrors for years, this seems to work the best:
http://airjunky.com/temp/dual_mirrors.jpg

east tx skier
04-19-2005, 12:47 PM
Worthless? Before I took the boat in to be fixed properly this morning, I mounted it up to have a look. I'd say I got my $22 worth. From the driver's seat, it looks like one continuous mirror. The field of view is phenominal. We so rarely have people in the bow, that I'm not worried about that too much. If we do, I can unscrew the big mirror in about 15 seconds and put up my dual Cipa 7x14s in about as much time. The dual mirrors work great in my experience, and I wasn't prepared to pay much more than I did for this one. But a pair of 7x14s do not offer the field of rear view I saw this morning by any stretch of the imagination.

/edit. Just reread your post AJ. It mounts well above the windshield, not below it.

//more edit. AJ, I'm an idiot. I thought you were talking about my ebay link. Off to get more coffee.

east tx skier
04-19-2005, 12:51 PM
Andre, the Rawley mirror is between 2--3 feet wide if memory serves (probably closer to 2'). That's between 60--90 cm ;)

AirJunky
04-19-2005, 12:51 PM
Read the post again, Doug. I wasn't talking about your mirror. In fact, I quoted the mirror I was talking to.

east tx skier
04-19-2005, 12:52 PM
Read my "//edit." I'm an idiot.

ski_king
04-19-2005, 12:54 PM
Read the post again, Doug. I wasn't talking about your mirror. In fact, I quoted the mirror I was talking to.
Not saying I like that mirror placement, just that I never saw one that large before!

east tx skier
04-19-2005, 02:21 PM
Andre, correction, it is 36" (3 feet) wide. It has five mirrors.