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I have a Minnkota Ulterra with LINK. I will use with Humminbird Solix 12. I have read all about mounting the white Sensor with internal compass away from ferrous metals. How far away? I have also read not to lengthen power wires. Can I mount on dash?

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Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 7 months ago
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Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 7 months ago

For the GPS disc, you can mount it at the helm, or even on the rear of the boat. Most of the Pro-circuit mounts that receiver at the rear of the boat on the drivers side. You can adjust the off-set of it on the Humminbird.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
In the past when my kids were young I used my bass boat a lot for water skiing and taking kids tubing. So I put grab hand rails front to back on both sides of the boat. Now I use bass boat just for fishing.
How far away should the puck be from hand rails, transom ladder, and also how far away from my 175 EFI Merc.
I was thinking about removing one 2 foot section of the rail at the back of the boat. And then cover rail mounting holes with the puck. Or should I remove more of the rail at the back and cover the deck holes with maybe a screwed in foot step?
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Boat is fiberglass.
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 7 months ago

The puck needs to be at least one foot from anything metal.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I did not see your "one foot from anything metal" until after I had requested verbal talk. Please cancel my request for verbal talk.
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 7 months ago

No worries. I was not going to call since it was so long before I saw it on my end.

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