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Title: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: Jethro on Mar 26, 2021, 09:09 AM
I've always used the RAM mounts to install my graphs, but last year I learned the hard way that the size C is no good for my new Helix 9. I have a bunch of these for all sorts of purposes, so I actually installed 2 arms and 4 ball mounts to hold it for the season. I think I need to make that less of a mess this year. So go to look at the price of the D size and wowzers, that ain't cheap. So if I'm gonna spend that maybe I should consider fancier options.

What do you guys like to use for the larger size graphs? I don't have a place to flush or panel mount, so it has to go in the corner of my console and I will probably need a long-ish arm. Just considering my options!
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 26, 2021, 09:59 AM

 I used a ram mount for my old lowrance , 113c no problems
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: fishinjohn on Mar 30, 2021, 07:33 PM
Jethro I'm dealing with the same thing... my helix 9 is mounted to the dash and I don't like it... looks like I've gotta bite the bullet and order the ram mount.. I dont see anything else I like
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Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 30, 2021, 08:12 PM
https://www.balzoutllc.com/ (https://www.balzoutllc.com/)
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: fishinjohn on Mar 31, 2021, 05:44 AM
Those look nice but most definitely pricey
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: Jethro on Mar 31, 2021, 07:00 AM
The Balzout are only slightly more money than the Ram D size with a medium arm which I actually ordered Monday. I spent $165 with the shipping. That was why I started this post, with the cost of that I might as well consider something "boutique".

Almost went with Traxstech since I have a whole lot of other stuff from them but I called and it's 4 to 6 weeks minimum. I've used Ram mounts for so many years... it'll be fine.
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: fishinjohn on Mar 31, 2021, 04:19 PM
The Balzout are only slightly more money than the Ram D size with a medium arm which I actually ordered Monday. I spent $165 with the shipping. That was why I started this post, with the cost of that I might as well consider something "boutique".

Almost went with Traxstech since I have a whole lot of other stuff from them but I called and it's 4 to 6 weeks minimum. I've used Ram mounts for so many years... it'll be fine.
Amazon has the ram mount size d
For $105
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Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 31, 2021, 04:46 PM

 Scheels has the ram for $100 with free shipping
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 31, 2021, 06:02 PM
Those look nice but most definitely pricey

And what did you spend on everything else???
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 31, 2021, 06:04 PM
The Balzout are only slightly more money than the Ram D size with a medium arm which I actually ordered Monday. I spent $165 with the shipping. That was why I started this post, with the cost of that I might as well consider something "boutique".

Almost went with Traxstech since I have a whole lot of other stuff from them but I called and it's 4 to 6 weeks minimum. I've used Ram mounts for so many years... it'll be fine.

Geoff
I had the RAM D in my Lund with my HDS8 and it would slip.  Especially coming home in rough water.

Get the good stuff!
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 31, 2021, 06:22 PM
Geoff
I had the RAM D in my Lund with my HDS8 and it would slip.  Especially coming home in rough water.
Get the good stuff!
[/quote
 My 113hdc is 10 and never had a problem in my 2025 le
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 31, 2021, 06:28 PM
Geoff
I had the RAM D in my Lund with my HDS8 and it would slip.  Especially coming home in rough water.
Get the good stuff!
[/quote
 My 113hdc is 10 and never had a problem in my 2025 le

Calmer water???
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: fishinjohn on Mar 31, 2021, 06:31 PM
And what did you spend on everything else???
I dont see anything wrong with the ram mounts myself... if I end up having issues with it then I'll upgrade...
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Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 31, 2021, 06:37 PM
Calmer water???
[/quote
 Your right only tested in 4ftrs , on Oneida 6 on Lake Ontario
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 31, 2021, 06:38 PM
 Mac if I had issues Id post and your Lund was 16
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: Mac Attack on Mar 31, 2021, 06:40 PM
Its all good partner!!
 ;)

Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 01, 2021, 05:46 AM

 Mac
 Im sure the Balzout works fine and it is nice looking
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 01, 2021, 09:25 AM
Mac if I had issues Id post and your Lund was 16

16.5'

 ;)
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Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 01, 2021, 09:55 AM
16.5'

 ;)
Opps 🙀 lol
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: Jethro on Apr 01, 2021, 10:15 AM
I'll have to keep Scheels in mind for the future. For the medium arm and the large elec. mount it's $119 free shipping. Amazon the best I could find is $142 for the correct setup.
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Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 01, 2021, 12:50 PM
Opps 🙀 lol

Black opps.

 8)
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Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 01, 2021, 02:30 PM
Black opps.
 8)
Was that a ;,.4! Comment
 
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Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 01, 2021, 04:14 PM
 :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
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Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 01, 2021, 04:16 PM
:rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
I guess so
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 01, 2021, 04:16 PM
I guess so

Is it Friday yet? 
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Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 01, 2021, 04:18 PM

 Black Friday is in Nov 😀
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Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 01, 2021, 04:20 PM
 :thumbup_smilie:
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 01, 2021, 06:03 PM
16.5'
;)
Sorry I missed the 6 sorry to cut you short 🤔
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 01, 2021, 08:42 PM
Sorry I missed the 6 sorry to cut you short 🤔


 ;)
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: Jethro on Apr 05, 2021, 07:14 AM
Well, kinda a funny/sad update... I have been waiting for the confirmation from RAM to come for the shipping and I don't believe I ever ordered it! I could have sworn I did but maybe I was a little buzzed that night on the computer, no charges on the credit card or any of my bank accounts. Yes, I'm a dummy. So back to the drawing board and I think I'm glad because I did some research and I think I'm going to try one from Russell Marine Products called the Versa mount. I'll let you all know how it installs when I get it HOPEFULLY this week.
https://www.russellmarineproducts.com/product-p/rmp-vm-1.htm
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Post by: swnoel on Apr 05, 2021, 07:40 AM
That bracket looks like a good one... another you get what you pay for purchase! I currently have a Scotty bracket that's pretty as they say flexible... ;-)  Something tells me you'll be very happy.
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: Jethro on Apr 05, 2021, 08:58 AM
That bracket looks like a good one... another you get what you pay for purchase! I currently have a Scotty bracket that's pretty as they say flexible... ;-)  Something tells me you'll be very happy.

Yeah I like the set it and forget it style of that. I never need to adjust it, and if I ever take the graph off the boat I do it at the gimbal anyway. Anyway, hope it comes fairly quick, I need it this weekend!
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: swnoel on Apr 05, 2021, 09:37 AM
I thought for sure we'd be seeing a salmon or 2 posted this week... next weekend for sure?  ;)
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 05, 2021, 09:42 AM
Thats a very good mount Geoff.
A buddy has one and he likes it a lot.
No slipping!!
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: Jethro on Apr 05, 2021, 12:39 PM
I thought for sure we'd be seeing a salmon or 2 posted this week... next weekend for sure?  ;)

I know, it's pathetic. I actually got the boat completely ready this past weekend so no excuses this weekend.

Thats a very good mount Geoff.
A buddy has one and he likes it a lot.
No slipping!!

Yeah I think it's a blessing in disguise I screwed up my RAM mount order. I like the looks of this one.
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Post by: lowaccord66 on Apr 09, 2021, 03:52 PM
Mac if I had issues Id post and your Lund was 16

Ya 16' is a proper size to get F'd on those water bodies.
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 09, 2021, 05:14 PM
Ya 16' is a proper size to get F'd on those water bodies.
Watch it I was corrected it was 16.5 😃
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 09, 2021, 05:19 PM
Watch it I was corrected it was 16.5 😃


😉
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: Jethro on Apr 12, 2021, 08:39 AM
Watch it I was corrected it was 16.5 😃

Ask any woman how much of a difference 6" makes
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 12, 2021, 09:43 AM
Ask any woman how much of a difference 6" makes
[/quote)

 LOL
Dont think 6s on a boat makes that much difference on a rough ride 😜
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: Jethro on Apr 13, 2021, 07:54 AM
This mount just came in yesterday, all excited to get it setup and installed but it's missing some of the hardware. I called the company and they told me to go to Fastenal because that is where they buy the bolts and washers. Gotta be honest, I know it's a trivial thing, buying a few stainless 3/8" bolts, but I may return this [email protected]#ing thing and blast these guys on Facebook about it. If it weren't $190 [email protected]#ing mount, or if they were willing to ship the bolts to me in some fashion like priority 3 day then I'd be fine. But now I need to take an hour of my week to go to the friggin' hardware store? Too bad, the mount looks amazing but that is bad for business.

@RussellMarineProducts... bad form, man!! Personally if it were my business I would overnight the correct hardware to someone.

Maybe I should just get over it.
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: Mac Attack on Apr 13, 2021, 08:25 AM
More fiber my friend.

 8)
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: fishinjohn on Apr 13, 2021, 09:38 AM
This mount just came in yesterday, all excited to get it setup and installed but it's missing some of the hardware. I called the company and they told me to go to Fastenal because that is where they buy the bolts and washers. Gotta be honest, I know it's a trivial thing, buying a few stainless 3/8" bolts, but I may return this [email protected]#ing thing and blast these guys on Facebook about it. If it weren't $190 [email protected]#ing mount, or if they were willing to ship the bolts to me in some fashion like priority 3 day then I'd be fine. But now I need to take an hour of my week to go to the friggin' hardware store? Too bad, the mount looks amazing but that is bad for business.

@RussellMarineProducts... bad form, man!! Personally if it were my business I would overnight the correct hardware to someone.

Maybe I should just get over it.
My ram mount is scheduled to come In today..
Returning it is only going to cost you more down time with out graph the way you want.. and more frustration waiting on a new mount...
I think you'd prolly lose frustration and stress quicker if you went and bout the bolts... but by no means would I NOT chew their ass
Title: Re: Big graph mount- which one?
Post by: Jethro on Apr 13, 2021, 10:32 AM
My ram mount is scheduled to come In today..
Returning it is only going to cost you more down time with out graph the way you want.. and more frustration waiting on a new mount...
I think you'd prolly lose frustration and stress quicker if you went and bout the bolts... but by no means would I NOT chew their ass

Yeah I am over it now. But yes, I gave the kid on the phone a piece of my mind when he said the bolts would take 7-10 days.
It should be awesome when I get it all installed and I'll forget about the hardware at some point.
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Post by: fishinjohn on Apr 13, 2021, 01:40 PM
Jethro.  If it makes you feel any better...
This is what came in my box
(https://i.postimg.cc/grBs0WjV/16183390857913087620955861218115.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/grBs0WjV)
ZERO hardware
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Post by: Jethro on Apr 14, 2021, 07:09 AM
Jethro.  If it makes you feel any better...
This is what came in my box
(https://i.postimg.cc/grBs0WjV/16183390857913087620955861218115.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/grBs0WjV)
ZERO hardware

I'm good now, 99 cents at the hardware store got me what I needed and this Russell Marine Products mount is super nice. Got it all installed yesterday but it was dark when I finished so no pics but I'll snap some today.