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24 Everglades

Posted on: June 22 2008 by John Barry

Dave's 24 Everglades is a fishing machine. Equipped with a Raymarine E120 including Sonar, Radar and Weather.

We added a Simrad AP 28 autopilot to this boat and flush mounted the control head to the helm.

We added a temperature at depth instrument to the existing Cannon downriggers.

Now the boat has new breakers for the downriggers and the autopilot. The autopilot hydrauli pump was located at the transom, with hydraulic lines running forward to the helm pump. Overall, we accomplished a nice clean installation and Dave is happy.

Welcome to Technical Marine Support's Installations Pages

Posted on: December 29 2010 by John Barry

Below are examples of the work we continuously do.

This section of our site is a work in progress – literally!

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View 24 Everglades

View 55 Navigator

View Fountain 42 Lightning


SeaRay 480 Hardtop Mounts

Posted on: December 29 2010 by John Barry

 Here is an example of a hardtop installation for two radars and a satellite dish.  The customer wanted to add a second station radar to his boat.  To accomplish this, we relocated the open array Raymarine radar antenna to a dual mount at the back of the hardtop. This aft mount also holds two new LED light fixtures, anchor and forward steaming lights. We then installed the new Furuno UHD radar to the combo mount at the front of the hardtop.  This forward mount also holds two GPS antennas and a sat phone antenna.  

  Due to limited space at the helm, the new Furuno MFD12 was installed to a Navpod Grand Prix  4-Way Swivel Pod.  Functionally, this system features engine room cameras and satellite TV on the Furuno MFD12 as well as on a TV at the front of the flybridge.

55 Navigator

Posted on: May 23 2008 by John Barry

This vessel already had Raymarine equipment installed, but the Chuck Stone wanted a more reliable back up.

We installed a Furuno NavNet 3D MFD12 with a 4k dome. Since there was no more helm space after the 2 E 120s were installed, Technical Marine Support perched the 12 inch display up on the top, bracket mounted on a piece of starboard. This provides an excellent viewing angle and maintains a clear view of the bow from the helm.

The radar arch mount was modified by PYI to accept the new radar dome. A Furuno GPS was added to enable the Chartplotter portion of the Furuno MFD12 display.

Due to lack of helm space we bracket mounted the new Furuno NavNet 3D display.

Chuck was very happy with this installation. This shows that two radars on a boat is not only possible, but sometimes desireable. The Furuno has blind sectors port and starboard due to the two satellite dishes, but as a backup, dead ahead is what counts. This elegant installation was made possible by Furuno, PYI and Technical Marine Support.

Fountain 42 Lightning

Posted on: May 03 2008 by John Barry

TMS Installations

In twenty plus years, Technical Marine Support has done a wide variety of installations. We recently started photographing some of our work. We will be posting pictures and descriptions of different installations in these pages. We hope that you will see something that helps you with your boat. Maybe you’ll even see the same boat and get some ideas. Technical Marine Support is dedicated to customer satifaction in all that we do. Once you buy your marine electronics from TMS, you can be sure that there is real world experience behind our recommendations and services. Thanks for looking at our Installation pages. Enjoy!

When we came to this boat, it had three Smart Craft Displays. Two on the starboard side and one on port.

She also had a Garmin 5208 touch screen plotter from Fountain. The customer wanted to add a second Garmin on the port side, but the space was very tight.

A handrail and trim tab controls already crowded the space. By fabricating a panel from 1/4 inch starboard,

We were able to acheive a perfect look, with a matching layout, without repainting or ordering a new dash.

The second Garmin unit is networked to the original one. A Furuno or Northstar chartplotter would have been better here, but all in all, it came out very well.

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