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Old 12-27-2013, 05:23 PM
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New Gauge vs. '92 Prostar Dash

Here is the question...I have a Humminbird HDR 650 that I want to add to the boat and I don't know the best place to locate the gauge? It requires a 2 1/8th hole and then the larger face plate that snaps on over it once the install is complete. You will notice that the instrument panel has very little room. The only option that I am seeing is above the ignition key; and when I hold the face plate in that area...NO room for error...I would like to have a clean installation when it's all said and done.

The instrument panel is already molded for the existing gauges; this new one will look a little out of place already; trying to make the best of it.

The other option that I am thinking of is a little less pleasant to think about...Drilling and mounting it into the boat where I currently have the chronometer mounted? UPDATE - The cup holder wont allow enough room for the business side of the gauge.

Another Option: Does anyone know if there is a "blank" that could be mounted where the "Mastercraft" storage is to the left of the steering column?

Ideas are welcomed - Pictures of existing (similar) installs appreciated.
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:54 PM
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:06 PM
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Cloaked - Thanks for the $.02. What about the updated idea of installing an aluminum (preferably) blank where the storage area is; left of the steering column? Have you seen any type of after market blank for this area?
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:11 PM
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:41 PM
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When I installed my depth sounder I installed it where the hour meter is and relocated the hour meter to the engine compartment on the engine.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:51 PM
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When I installed my depth sounder I installed it where the hour meter is and relocated the hour meter to the engine compartment on the engine.
Same as I would do.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:37 AM
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Same as I would do.
I did the same on my '92. Bought a cheap bracket and mounted the hour meter up under the dash where I can lean under and take a look when I want.

I bought the same depth finder last year. Has worked out great and looks good in the dash.
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Same here. Hour meter went to the engine compartment.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:31 AM
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Update

Once the thaw broke in the garage I was able to spend a little time to get this project knocked off of the list...

I thought this thread might need an update since I had a couple of pictures (pictures - seem to be few and far between currently ).

I will throw a BIG shout out to GWEAVER - he came through on helping with the panel to fit where the "glove box" was. Thanks again G!

While I had the floor out I figured I might as well hit a few grease points too; since I was already there.

Next projects to come before season is:

New Trailer - Phoenix (Order this week) - I have been working though Mat at MasterCraft Chicago (MCBOC1) the "Old Stock - Sale" thread guy - He is killer easy to work with and spot on with the pricing!!

Swim Platform - Clean and Reoil

Wash and Wax - Whole Boat
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