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May 10, 2012

Super Heavy Duty Fishfinder and Chartplotter Mounts

Made a big investment in a new chartplotter or fishfinder?  We recommend a metal mount with marine grade coating to prevent rusting.  RAM has a great line for supporting heavy devices up to 15 pounds.  All mounts come with a lifetime warranty from RAM.  These mounts have pre-drilled holes to fit a variety of gimbal and swivel brackets from mainstream manufacturers like Garmin, Lowrance and Raymarine.  Simply line up your bracket with the proper hole pattern and add some screws and nuts to fasten the bracket to the mount.  Most have full tilt and swivel.

RAM RAM-109HSB Another Spin on the Horizontal Swing Arm

RAM RAM-109HSB Another Spin on the Horizontal Swing Arm

RAM RAM-109V Vertical Swing Arm Mount

RAM RAM-109V Vertical Swing Arm Mount

RAM RAM-109HU Horizontal Swing Arm Mount

RAM RAM-109HU Horizontal Swing Arm Mount

RAM RAM-D-111U-C 2.25" Ball Surface Mount

RAM RAM-D-111U-C 2.25″ Ball Surface Mount

November 23, 2011

Making your Garmin Montana GPS Mobile

Filed under: GPS Mounts and Accessories — Tags: , , — mountguys @ 5:47 pm

Garmin recently released their long awaited refresh to their handheld GPS line.  The Garmin Montana offers three different models and is a truly diverse line.  Depending upon model, the functionality ranges from using it to find a geocache all the way to use on the water or in your car.  New models introduce a 5 megapixel camera, customizable homepage and a waterproof casing.  Add in old time favorites like an electronic compass, ability to create waypoints, and satellite imagery and you will see that Garmin has introduced a major overhaul that might prove worthy of parting with some of your hard earned money.

Once you get the GPS, you might wish to truly make it portable with mounts, cabling and cases.  We’re here for you!

Garmin Montana Marine Mount

Garmin Montana Marine Mount

Garmin Montana Dash Mount

Garmin Montana Dash Mount

Garmin Car Charger for the Montana

Garmin Car Charger for the Montana

Garmin Carry Case for the Montana

Garmin Carry Case for the Montana

Handlebar Mount for Garmin Montana

Handlebar Mount for Garmin Montana

 

April 15, 2011

Marine Electronics Mounting Accessories for Lowrance, Garmin, Humminbird

Have a Fishfinder, Chartplotter or GPS and the stock mounting bracket isn’t cutting it?  Common problem.

Most marine electronics are larger than your typical GPS unit and coupled with the unique requirements of using your device on a boat, a need for something larger and more flexible than a flush mount might be required.  You want that mount to be rugged and resistant to the elements.  Many aftermarket mounts couple with your current bracket to add a more secure grasp to your device while allowing it to be moved to a more convenient location, opften closer to the user or even out of the way when not in use.

Most marine mounts are bolted to the surface.  We are often asked about using a suction cup on a boat.  If out in the elements especially in salt water, we steer our customers away from this idea as salt water can quickly erode the integrity of a suction cup.  You want a mount that is made of a non corrosive materials like marine grade metal.

We present some good options to consider below.

Mid-weight marine mount for units weighing less than 10 pounds

Mid-weight marine mount for units weighing less than 10 pounds

Very heavy duty marine mount for large Chartplotters like the Lowrance HDS-7 HDS-7M HDS-8 HDS-8M HDS-10

Marine mount for units weighing less than 5 pounds

Marine mount for units weighing less than 5 pounds

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