Chartplotter for 99 340 Sundancer

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  1. Jeff42899

    Jeff42899 New Member

    6
    Jun 23, 2018
    Lake Erie Islands
    1999 340 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4 Horizon
    Hello all! I've recently acquired a new to me 1999 340 Sundancer with original electronics. They are R21XX radar, raychart 691xx and raynav398. Obviously I'm scrapping all of that but I'm curious what others have done with the existing space that currently holds the R21XX screen. I'd like to go as large as I can. Any recommendations?
     

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  2. tbrown1985

    tbrown1985 Member

    48
    Sep 14, 2017
    Chattanooga, TN Franklin, TN
    340 Sundancer 2001
    230 Signature BR 1997
    7.4 Mercruiser V Drives
    7.4 Mercruiser Bravo I
    I went with a Garmin GPSmap 9" with new Fusion stereo and remote and 210ais VHF. All works great together via NMEA2000. 6326921_20170808130309999_1_LARGE.jpg It was the biggest I could fit without doing some serious fab work. I really like it. Before and after pics: IMG_4371.jpg
     

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  3. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 8212, 741 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    Since adding an additional MFD, I only use my Fusion remote for volume. It's a very expensive volume knob! I wonder if a 7" Garmin would fit on the flat area?
     
  4. tbrown1985

    tbrown1985 Member

    48
    Sep 14, 2017
    Chattanooga, TN Franklin, TN
    340 Sundancer 2001
    230 Signature BR 1997
    7.4 Mercruiser V Drives
    7.4 Mercruiser Bravo I
    The 7" will fit the flat area but just barely. I wanted to add one there, but it only gives you about 1/8" up and down to play with so I decided not to try it.
     
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  5. tbrown1985

    tbrown1985 Member

    48
    Sep 14, 2017
    Chattanooga, TN Franklin, TN
    340 Sundancer 2001
    230 Signature BR 1997
    7.4 Mercruiser V Drives
    7.4 Mercruiser Bravo I
    Yep. only use mine for volume too. actually put one in the cabin and on the swim platform too.
     
  6. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 8212, 741 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    I'd move mine, if I had something else to fill the hole. It would be more useful below the arch near the cockpit seating.
     
  7. Mittens

    Mittens Active Member

    461
    Mar 5, 2017
    Huntsville, AL
    2002 340 Sundancer, All Cherry Cabin, Black Canvas.
    8.1 Mercs, V Drives, 4.5kw Westerbeke.
    My 2002 340.
    Removed the Raymarine VHF, and gps. Installed Lowrance link 8 vhf in old Gps location, and cflush mounted lowrance HDS9 Gen3 in flat. All on network, to fusion stereo in cabin, and smartcraft gateway for engine data... loving the set up.
     
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  8. TroyK

    TroyK New Member

    20
    Jun 13, 2018
    320 Sundancer 2004
    350 Mag Mercruiser V-Drives
    Can you post a pic?
     
  9. Mittens

    Mittens Active Member

    461
    Mar 5, 2017
    Huntsville, AL
    2002 340 Sundancer, All Cherry Cabin, Black Canvas.
    8.1 Mercs, V Drives, 4.5kw Westerbeke.
    I had a pic and then phone messed up. But I have a pic of just the GPS. Will take new helm set up pics this weekend
     

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  10. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    here is what I did....9" screen Garmin GPS/plotter and a double DIN Pioneer head unit and a badly need drink holder for a front seat passenger.....I split the original stereo into two and left the original set up for the cabin and installed all new stuff for the cockpit system....

    not a great pic but you can get the idea....

    cliff
    cockpit stereo.jpg
     
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  11. TroyK

    TroyK New Member

    20
    Jun 13, 2018
    320 Sundancer 2004
    350 Mag Mercruiser V-Drives
    Very nice!
     
  12. TroyK

    TroyK New Member

    20
    Jun 13, 2018
    320 Sundancer 2004
    350 Mag Mercruiser V-Drives
    Looks great!
     
  13. Mittens

    Mittens Active Member

    461
    Mar 5, 2017
    Huntsville, AL
    2002 340 Sundancer, All Cherry Cabin, Black Canvas.
    8.1 Mercs, V Drives, 4.5kw Westerbeke.
    With the new NMEA2000 my lowrance is my full controll over the stereo still located in the cabin. Fusion FTW!

    Works areaome and no extra. And my new VHF is located up where the old GPS is. I will get a new pic this weekend. I also added a flush mount stainless cup holder where the old clarion remote was. Love it.
     
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  14. TroyK

    TroyK New Member

    20
    Jun 13, 2018
    320 Sundancer 2004
    350 Mag Mercruiser V-Drives
    I got the Fusion head unit as well for my stereo. No need for a remote at the helm anymore. Great idea adding the cup holder to that spot.
     
  15. scooper321

    scooper321 Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    551
    Jul 4, 2015
    Baltimore, MD
    "Lollygagger" 2003 Sundancer 320, Simrad NSS2 Evo9
    Twin 5.7L Horizon Mercruiser (350 MAG MPI) V-drives
    Before you plunk money down, I'd strongly think about what features you want in a plotter. Specifically, will an all-and-only touch screen interface work for you? Do you ever boat in the rain? If so, a touch-only interface will suffer (to test, put a couple drops of water on your iPad or phone screen and try to use it). If you boat in anything other than flat water, trying to pinch to zoom or to point and select that specific chart icon or button can be a challenge. Not impossible, of course. But stressful. For me, I wanted another control option, so I went with the Simrad NSS series. They have touch AND a few buttons with a rotary encoder for easy scrolling. I almost always use the touch interface, but there are times when touch is just too problematic and I'm glad to have the other option. Just food for thought.

    The other suggestion: While the above posts are great for getting ideas, make sure you take your own measurements to see what fits. Pull down the specs for the models that interest you and measure your helm locations before you buy anything.
     
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  16. Craig

    Craig Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    123
    Feb 8, 2007
    Maryland
    2006 320 Sundancer
    twin 350 Horizon V drives
    That looks great!
     
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  17. TroyK

    TroyK New Member

    20
    Jun 13, 2018
    320 Sundancer 2004
    350 Mag Mercruiser V-Drives
    Sounds like solid advice! For the most part we cruise the lake and anchor in the cove to float as we melt the stress away. I’m on a small lake and if we are being honest I don’t truly need a plotter. I would like to upgrade to something that would show VV. I might just go with the mobile app. I think those on this forum who can go in the ocean are really lucky, but the maintenance has to bite.

    Thanks!
     
  18. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    i used the Navionics app on a smart phone and tablet for a few years....works great, especially for inland lake boaters.....

    cliff
     
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  19. tbrown1985

    tbrown1985 Member

    48
    Sep 14, 2017
    Chattanooga, TN Franklin, TN
    340 Sundancer 2001
    230 Signature BR 1997
    7.4 Mercruiser V Drives
    7.4 Mercruiser Bravo I
    I did the same thing with my old Clarion remote. That sure was fun making that hole 1/4" bigger!
     
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  20. tbrown1985

    tbrown1985 Member

    48
    Sep 14, 2017
    Chattanooga, TN Franklin, TN
    340 Sundancer 2001
    230 Signature BR 1997
    7.4 Mercruiser V Drives
    7.4 Mercruiser Bravo I
    IMG_4370.jpg
     
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