Lowrance Elite Fishfinder Mounting Options

The Lowrance Elite Series includes several versions of the lower cost Elite-4 as well as the more expensive and feature rich Elite-5.  In 2013, Lowrance then introduced the larger Elite-7.  Then in 2015, Lowrance came out with the Elite-3X.  While we aren’t Fishfinder experts, we are pretty good at mounts, so that’s what we will write about today.  We have found that the plastic mount included with the units leaves a bit to be desired.  Fortunately there are some nice new alternatives constructed of metal and heavy plastic.  Depending upon the manufacturer, some also come with a lifetime warranty. The … Read more…

RAM 2.25″ Ball Marine Electronics Mount Product Spotlight

RAM manufactures some great heavy-duty mounts for Fishfinders, Chartplotters and other marine electronics.  When it comes to a mount that can handle the largest and heaviest marine electronics, perhaps none are as versatile as the RAM 2.25″ Ball Marine Electronics Mount.  The addition of a mount such as this offer advantages that you will not get if simply attaching the manufacturer bracket to a flat surface.  The most obvious advantages are the ability to place the device at a variety of angles and the ease of removal of the device. RAM makes their mounts with a few different ball sizes and … Read more…

Transducer Mounts

Mounting a transducer properly is critically important to optimal usage.  You will want to be sure the transducer is installed at the waterline.  The more air between your transducer and the water, the less effective it will be in detecting what’s below your boat. Most transducers come with a basic mounting kit.  The majority of transducers sold include a transom mounting kit which is used to attach the device to the back of the boat.  Typically, these are the easiest to install and remove.  These are the best for most trailered boats.  This requires drilling some holes in your boat … Read more…

Marine Electronics Mounting Accessories for Lowrance, Garmin, Humminbird

Ahoy.  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, often closer to the user or even … Read more…