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All right guys I am needing your input. How do you guys store your graphs? Probably 6 of the months my boat is stored inside my garage. The other half of the year my boat sits covered outside under a lean to off the back of our garage. I am not worried about theft but the extreme hot humid heat in NW MO is a concern. Do you guys see any issues leaving the graphs hooked up and on the boat when I leave it covered outside? I do have master disconnect switches on my batteries so really just the heat is my only question. Below is a picture of where it is stored.

 

 

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If you are correct and theft isn't a concern then I see no problem as long as they are out of the sun.  They are designed to take the heat somewhat but there's no need to push it by letting them sit in the direct sunlight.  I would put the screen covers on them.  

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When I leave the boat, they leave the boat. 

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2 hours ago, slonezp said:

When I leave the boat, they leave the boat. 

Same here. I have always taken my units off even when they didn't have a quick disconnect. With my Garmin units, I can take both off in less than 30 seconds.

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I pull my units when I leave the water and store them in a hard sided, foam lined pistol case.  I prefer not subjecting them to the ride on the road and risk of a flying object hitting them on the road.  Aside from that they stay in the cases inside my shop which isn't climate controlled 24/7.

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11 hours ago, slonezp said:

When I leave the boat, they leave the boat. 

This^^^ I have a display type box with foam in it that I keep mine in. Same closet my gear is in inside the house.

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I keep mine on except winter. stored outside with cover. never had a problem. 2 Lowrance 9" touch with covers.

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I keep my boat under a carport year round.  Always leave my graphs in place, have never had any weather related issues.

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Mine come inside when I park the boat

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20 minutes ago, riverbasser said:

Mine come inside when I park the boat

Yup ...... ^^^^^ This!

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On July 16, 2018 at 4:33 PM, slonezp said:

When I leave the boat, they leave the boat. 

^^^this^^^

I take off my sonar units when the boat is on the trailer and put them back on just before launching. My boat is stored in the garage year around.

Tom

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On 7/16/2018 at 6:33 PM, slonezp said:

When I leave the boat, they leave the boat. 

IIRC, you've got an off-site storage solution though, right?

 

To answer the original question: The only time my graphs come off is when I'm towing for a long trip and I have to put the cover on, or if I'm not home overnight.

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4 minutes ago, Further North said:

IIRC, you've got an off-site storage solution though, right?

 

To answer the original question: The only time my graphs come off is when I'm towing for a long trip and I have to put the cover on, or if I'm not home overnight.

Off site storage solution? When I did more traveling, I stored them in Pelican cases. Not so much anymore.

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3 minutes ago, slonezp said:

Off site storage solution? When I did more traveling, I stored them in Pelican cases. Not so much anymore.

I was thinking you had to park your boat away from your house.  I've got you confused with someone else.

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4 minutes ago, Further North said:

I was thinking you had to park your boat away from your house.  I've got you confused with someone else.

No, you are correct. The boat is in a storage lot. I pick it up every weekend

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9 minutes ago, slonezp said:

No, you are correct. The boat is in a storage lot. I pick it up every weekend

I feel better now.  Thought I was going nuts.

 

I'd pull my graphs if I had to do that, too.

 

...and my trolling motor...and all my rods...and all my other gear...

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