Raymarine Dragonfly 4 and 5 Chartplotter and Sonar Marine Mounts

The Raymarine Dragonfly 4 and Dragonfly 5 sonar and GPS chartplotters are good devices that you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on.  Heck, you don’t need to spend more than a few hundred on them.  These are solidly made featuring a 4 or 5 inch diagonal display with all the mainstream features that one typically needs. Since this is a site about mounts versus chartplotters, we won’t go into the technical specifications of the Raymarine Dragonfly 4 and 5.  However, we will go into depth regarding how to mount these devices. The Raymarine Dragonfly 4 and 5 share the same mount … Read more

Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx Mounts for Boats, Cars and Other Places

One of the longest life Garmin model series I have seen was the old GPSMAP series from over ten years ago.  The initial marketing was for marine use.  The devices doubled as a car GPS and marine chartplotter.  Soon, they also began to show up in cars and even on handlebars.  A lot of these devices are in use today and that’s probably why they introduced the Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx.  It’s probably time for an upgrade if still using a GPS from over ten years ago so why not stick with the beloved GPSMAP series. The new Garmin GPSMAP 276Cx … Read more

Phone Mounts for Boats and Marine Applications

Phone mounts for boats and marine applications is a topic I thought would be appropriate now that the warm months have arrived here in New Jersey.  The idea for this article came from a friend that was telling me the story of how he had an iPhone stuck in his shirt pocket and bent over the side of the boat to bring in a fish and you can guess what happened next.  That’s right, his iPhone is now at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.  He admitted to me that was one of the dumbest things he has ever done … Read more

Kayak Track Mount Systems for Rod Holders and Transducers

Kayak track mount systems are a fairly recent introduction to the marine community.  Kayak track mount systems are useful for mounting fishing gear such as a rod holder, transducer arms, or even electronics.  There are two main advantages to kayak track mount systems.  First is ease of installation.  Tracks are attached to the top side of the kayak.  Accessories like rod holders are then attached easily to the kayak.  The second advantage is ease of adjustment.  If you install a long track, the rod holder, transducer arm, or electronic accessory can be mounted anywhere along the full length of the … Read more

Help My Scotty Mount is Too Short

If you are reading this article, you likely already own a Scotty Mount or Rod Holder.  As you may have already realized, the mount is modular and there is a tremendous amount of flexibility with these configurations.  You may have purchased your mount as part of a kit which included a base and a custom rod or accessory holder with a post on the bottom.  After installing it on your vessel, you realized that it isn’t as tall as it may have looked in the photo. Fortunately the people at Scotty already thought about this and have come up with … Read more

Inserting and Removing Scotty Post Holders and Mounts

Inserting and removing Scotty Post Holders and Mounts isn’t as easy as it looks. Scotty is a Canadian based company that distributes their products globally.  They concentrate on marine accessories with a heavy emphasis on mounting products. Scotty offers a component based line of mounts meaning you can purchase a base and a holder and they are all interchangeable components.  The vast majority of Scotty rod holders are post mount rod holders.  The posts have indents on them and they are inserted into the Scotty bases with a push and turn.  Or are they? Like I said at the beginning … Read more