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  • #21071
    suffolktim
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    So I am hoping to mount my garmin etrex legend GPS unit somewhere on my mk1 wayfarer. I know that the unit needs to remain level for the compass to work correctly, but the unit can be held at an angle for the directional mode. I am still unsure on the best place to mount it, and I wonder where you guys have mounted, or would  mount yours?

    cheers

    Tim

    #21074
    Swiebertje
    Participant

    I clip my Uniden Mystic to my swimming aid.

    #21178
    Dave Barker
    Keymaster

    Hi Tim – I sometimes use the pocket in my (kayak) buoyancy aid, but recently have used a SatNav-style beanbag (Amazon Basics) which I can position almost anywhere in the boat in a moment, to ensure good visibility and ease of re-positioning after tacking etc. The GPS is clipped into a standard mount. The whole thing isn’t tethered…

    #21181
    suffolktim
    Participant

    Hey Dave, sounds like a good plan…I have just googled what you mean, and with all the flat grp around on mine, I reckon I could stick a car window attachment which holds a mobile phone!

    #21183
    Dave Barker
    Keymaster

    Hi Tim,

    I’ve wondered about that method myself (but wouldn’t risk it without a tether – driving experience suggests that those things tend to let go suddenly without warning, e.g. in central London at a busy road junction). With the boat beanbag I know when it’s safe to use it and then if things start to get a bit tasty I can clip the GPS to my buoyancy aid and throw the beanbag into a drybag or bucket. Here’s the one I have:-

    I like being able to move it around the boat one-handed, for optimum visibility and when tacking.

    I’ve screwed one of these onto the beanbag’s mounting plate:-

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