CC 196 TSC3 ZO Single Puck Install Location

vtjcvtjc Posts: 304 Solid Baller
edited June 12 in Boat Talk
I am preparing to replace the original dual Garmin pucks on my 2008 Ski Nautique 196 with the ECI single puck. I have reviewed Freddy’s videos. Where on the bow have people placed the single puck on a TSC3 hull? Is it possible to cover up the hole from the original Garmin puck? Any other lessons learned from this upgrade?
I am thinking I will use a 1” hole saw to drill the hole and bevel the edges with a stone grinding wheel.
Thanks in advance for your advice and input.
OE Garmin Location

2 Location Options A & B


Comments

  • thagerthager Posts: 5,566 Mega Baller
    If it were mine, I would drill out the original hole on one side and leave the other puck alone. That puck also could be used for a gps speedo.
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 3,883 Mega Baller
    A, and get as close as you can to the grommet hole. the bigger receiver should cover over the hole.
    just make sure the receiver is mount with arrow pointed forward.
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


    vtjc
  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,771 Crazy Baller
    On my install I was able to cover the hole completely (after enlarging for the plug) no problem. (Your "A" location) As mentioned by @thager I just left the port side puck.
    Freddy's video is somewhat confusing as far as connections go. The new harness is a jumper, if you will, between what you unplug from the old setup. Should be common sense, but he confused me by saying plug in only one end, or something like that.
    Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge
    vtjc
  • marknmarkn Posts: 529 Mega Baller
    edited June 13
    This is where Skip Dunlap placed mine on our 2004 Limited. However, the old single pucks were installed using velcro, so no holes on the deck.
    vtjc
  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,771 Crazy Baller
    @markn no holes? Where did the wires go?
    Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge
  • marknmarkn Posts: 529 Mega Baller
    @LeonL In that my boat was pre-Zero Off, the antenna wires were run through the air in-take vents directly below the windshield. Jody S. did the original ZO conversion way back in 2009. Still works perfectly. Both Skip and Jody know inboards!!
  • vtjcvtjc Posts: 304 Solid Baller
    Thanks for the advice. I will move forward with location A having the new puck covering the OE hole.

    @thager the mount is off center and will be on the port side of the puck with the arrow facing forward so I don’t think it is possible to utilize the exact location of the OE hole.


    Another related thread:
    ​​https://forum.ballofspray.com/discussion/18494/zero-off-single-puck-install-any-advice/p1
  • thagerthager Posts: 5,566 Mega Baller
    @vtjc I did not mean to center it on original hole but to cut hole with hole saw as jody_Seal described. Make a paper template of the puck first to make sure it will fit. If you drill hole forward and towards center of boat keeping original hole in the 1" hole saw diameter it sure looks like it should fit.
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,771 Crazy Baller
    You won't have any problem covering the hole. Just exercise normal diligence.
    Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge
    Jody_Sealvtjc
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