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Mounting a lowrance hds 7 gen 3 windshield in way

Postby mikemmm » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:21 am

A friend has a 7 inch lowrance gps fishfinder which he mounted in a older model kingfisher falcon 18.5 foot jetboat. It has a windshield and he mounted it as far away from the windshield as he could while still having some metal on top of dash for the screws for bracket to bite into. Problem is that he still can not tilt it up far enough because the top part of screen hits the windshield. Anyone know of any brackets available or good way to solve this problem without having to custom make a piece of plate so gps is further away from windshield?
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Re: Mounting a lowrance hds 7 gen 3 windshield in way

Postby Crawdad Johnny » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:40 am

I would take a look at RAM mounting systems. They have a wide variety of different options. I have friends who have used them and swear by them. Here is their web site for boating products: https://www.rammount.com/activity/boat-mounts
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Re: Mounting a lowrance hds 7 gen 3 windshield in way

Postby lovetheedge » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:25 am

I have a ram mount for my hard to reach placement. Works pretty well. You really need to tighten down the screws as the fish finder has some weight to it and the bouncing has an effect to lower the unit.
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Re: Mounting a lowrance hds 7 gen 3 windshield in way

Postby Canabow » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:42 pm

I too used a Ram mount on my old boat and will be using one on my new boat.
I purchased the mount that mounted to the windshield upright supports worked great.
Best part is you can tuck it in when you don't need it and pull it out when you do.
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Re: Mounting a lowrance hds 7 gen 3 windshield in way

Postby Idamainer » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:14 pm

Great link by the way. My rear fish finder is mounted with a ram mount and it seems to work well.
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