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GPS/Finder Mounts
« on: February 07, 2010, 03:19:22 PM »

What fish finder/GPS mounts are you guys using.  I need one with a small foot print for my HDS7, where I had my old Eagel mounted beside he console.
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Re: GPS/Finder Mounts
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2010, 06:22:19 PM »

Just use a small RAM mount and you should be good to go.
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Re: GPS/Finder Mounts
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2010, 10:08:11 PM »

I concur, I used a small RAM mount for my HDS-5 at the bow.  They say what approx size they are best used for.
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Re: GPS/Finder Mounts
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2010, 10:34:12 PM »

thx I'll look at them at BPS.  Any places local you can buy from?
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Re: GPS/Finder Mounts
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2010, 10:47:21 AM »

Ordered mine from Bass Pro, but I know Tacklewarehouse keeps adding to their marine section.  They carry Lowrance now so they might have the RAM mounts...........check them out first, you would get it quicker.
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Re: GPS/Finder Mounts
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2010, 11:03:48 AM »

If you got with the Ram mount I think they make a short arm version with the larger ball.  I also think you can go to their website and search by unit.  I have a 1" ball unit on my Lowrance X135 up front.  Great product.
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Re: GPS/Finder Mounts
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2010, 11:34:48 AM »

E5Zero, you in the military out there in the Great State of Texas?
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Re: GPS/Finder Mounts
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2010, 01:59:59 PM »

COULDN'T FIND ANY FROM TW, BUT KNOW BPS HAS SOME.
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Re: GPS/Finder Mounts
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2010, 08:45:50 PM »

TOM,
If needed can I pick your brain on set up and all with my HDS 7 after its running
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Re: GPS/Finder Mounts
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2010, 09:14:47 PM »

Cal,

Sure thing.  But all I can really tell you is that when I first got it I tried cranking up the sensitivity and some other settings but ended up going back to the auto settings.  The only thing I really changed was the color of the background the pallette setting.  Also for the sonar part make sure you zoom in to 2x the normal and more if needed, that was the key for me.  The mapping has great graphics and the sonar is outstanding!
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Re: GPS/Finder Mounts
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2010, 10:26:43 AM »

Do you have the Navionics chip?  I upgrade my Lake insight to the navionics platinum.  Can't wait to get it on the lake to play with it.  could end up doing more playing than fishing  lo
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Re: GPS/Finder Mounts
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2010, 03:09:14 PM »

Yea,

When I purchased mine I bought the cheaper one with the basic map because I had read that the insight map wasn't worth a darn.  Then I ordered the most expensive Navionics chip for it.......not sure if it 's the platinum or if there was one above that.  But yea the Navionics chips are the way to go.
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Re: GPS/Finder Mounts
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2010, 08:26:15 AM »

I've read the manual but still have figured out how to get the gps to show my current location.  Is there a setting/button you have to push/set to get it to default to current location.  It boots up then only shows the mid west
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Re: GPS/Finder Mounts
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2010, 08:49:45 AM »

Have you initialized it yet?
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« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2010, 10:22:37 AM »

It's probably not getting a signal from the satellite.  When my boat is in the garage it normally doesn't pick up my location.  When you are outside you just turn it on and it should pick up a signal.  I didn't have to do anything to mine to get it to work.  When the map comes up you can scroll over the lakes  you want and checkout how the navionics chip looks!
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Re: GPS/Finder Mounts
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2010, 10:34:54 AM »

GUESS I'M GOING TO HAVE TO DO SOME MORE READING.  I WISH THERE WAS A EMMULATOR FOR IT
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Re: GPS/Finder Mounts
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2010, 09:44:37 AM »

I bought my Ram mount off of ram-mount.com. Short arm big ball. Yea the stuff loaded on the Lowrance is not worth a darn. You will have to get the chip.
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Re: GPS/Finder Mounts
« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2010, 12:35:23 PM »

Ordered my ram mount, said it was in stock, got an email yesterday to say its on back order now and could be as long as 4-6 weeks, may have to do something temp until it comes in if it takes that long
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Re: GPS/Finder Mounts
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2010, 09:25:22 PM »

did you check out ram-mount.com they have several different types. Just a thought
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Re: GPS/Finder Mounts
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2010, 11:06:33 AM »

I looked at that site, but it runs condiderably more thatn the $75 i payed for, i'll wait, and do something temp
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Re: GPS/Finder Mounts
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2010, 11:20:30 AM »

mount has finally shipped, should arrive the house by this friday.  That gives me Saturday to get it installed and such.
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