Custom Dash/Helm Setup & Changes

HI All,


currently own a 2006 Trailcraft 660 Trailblazer, the dash/helm on the boat has very limited space to mount a new Sounder (Furuno FCV-588 or Simrad s2009) due to the angle set on the front windows.


Wondering if anyone with the same model has made any changes to their dash/helm area to fit anything bigger than a 9' unit?

currently i have a Elite9ti which squeezes in middle of the helm area, this would obviously be moved and used only really as a GPS if i was to upgrade.


my only worry is changing the dash myself would include a fair amount of work, one that i couldn't tackle myself.

ultimately would like to have the Sounder here the Elite9 bracket is located (photo below) and the Elite9 above the stearing wheel & gauges.


apprecaite any thoughts or comments/photos that others may have on changes to their dash due to limited space. 

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OOH YEH's picture

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Ram mounts

Thu, 2018-11-15 10:52

I found that you can get all sorts of ram mounts to suit look them up .... 

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Thu, 2018-11-15 16:13

thanks OOH YEH,


will take a look at the Ram mounts, may be easiest method to move the Elite to far Right hand side and tuck the mount in to the corner, 



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 cant help with the dash but

Thu, 2018-11-15 10:56

 cant help with the dash but please let us know which sounder you end up with  .......looking at the 2009 myself.  already have the NSS9 for combo but only hear great things about the  2009.


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Hi mate, I used to have a 570

Thu, 2018-11-15 14:53

Hi mate, I used to have a 570 Sports Cab and had the same problem.

I got a piece of 3mm ali pressed up to make a shelf to suit a Furuno 587.

May not work, but it was pretty easy to do. Just press to suit and bolt to the existing dash tray.

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that looks the shot

Thu, 2018-11-15 16:15

such a simple fix Bucko,


ive got a mate who could knock up the plate pretty easy, just a matter of moving my Radio which could site where your sencond sounder mount is on the dash.