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GPS 17x NMEA 0183 HVS Installation Instructions
The Garmin GPS 17x NMEA 0183 HVS high-sensitivity GPS antenna provides position
information over NMEA 0183. The GPS 17x NMEA 0183 HVS can be connected to a Garmin
chartplotter or a NMEA 0183-compliant device.
The GPS 17x antenna must be properly installed according to the following instructions.
You need the appropriate fasteners, tools, and mounts listed in each section. These items
are available at most marine dealers. Always wear safety goggles, ear protection, and a dust
mask when drilling, cutting, or sanding. When drilling or cutting, always check what is on the
opposite side of the surface.
: See the Important Safety and Product Information guide in the product box for
product warnings and other important information.
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For future reference, write the serial number assigned to your GPS 17x in the space provided. It
is located on a sticker on the back of the unit.
Packing List and Accessories
Before installing your unit, conrm that your package includes the following items. If any parts
are missing, contact your Garmin dealer immediately.
GPS 17x Antenna
Mounting hardware (screws and adhesive pads)
Drill bit—surface-mount pilot-holes (see table)
Drill bit—3/4 in. (19 mm) pole-mount cable-
Hole saw, 1 in. (25 mm)—surface-mount
Screwdriver—surface mount screws
Center punch and hammer
(to mark surface-mount pilot holes)
Countersink bit (when mounting on berglass)
Marine sealant (for some mounting options)
Material Material Thickness
from 0.76 to 2.03 .128 3.25 30
from 2.28 to 9.52 .147 3.73 26
Fiberglass—all thicknesses .140 3.56 28
High Density Plastic—all thicknesses .125 3.17
Plywood (resin impregnated)—Professional installation
.144 3.66 27
Pilot Hole Size Table
February 2008 190-00885-90 Rev. B Printed in Taiwan