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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Float Tubes, Pontoons and Related Equipment Discussions » Float Tube, Pontoon, and Equipment Related Discussions » Regular sonar mount for tubes

Regular sonar mount for tubes

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1 Regular sonar mount for tubes on Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:06 am

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I have an older Hummingbird sonar that I love. I have gone from framed pontoons (which where pretty easy to figure out) to the FRAMELESS models.
I have three different models that are all different diameter so I need something that will adapt.
I have the RAMP mount which is a little pricey, and I do feel this can be done without the Ram system, but here is what I came up with
Parts are the Ram sonar plate, the flush mount ram ball, and a 4" extension. Also 6' of 2" nylon strap with two adjusters and one quick clip male and female.
18" of 1" PVC, 2" Carriage bolt and a wing nut for easy finger tightening.
Lastly, a flexible but little thicker cutting board.

Here is the mobile version I now use:
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I also use a small 12Volt rechargeable security battery to power it. Battery is about 4" x 3" X 2"

2 Re: Regular sonar mount for tubes on Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:20 am

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Pretty good idea and have you tried it out on the water?

3 Re: Regular sonar mount for tubes on Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:45 am

Renegade


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Several times. Trick is to put it on the tube while it is under inflated then tighten the straps then inflate tube.

It is very secure.

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4 Re: Regular sonar mount for tubes on Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:57 am

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Very nice! A couple tabs of Velcro under it would make it even more secure.

5 Re: Regular sonar mount for tubes on Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:00 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Very nice!  A couple tabs of Velcro under it would make it even more secure.

Absolutely! The cutting board I used has a rubbery back so it won't slide on counters.

6 Re: Regular sonar mount for tubes on Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:07 am

TheAsianGuy

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Great job! Perfect to switch from tube to tube.

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