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Old 04-08-2019, 03:42 PM   #1
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Quick Release Ram Ball Mount for Lowrance Elite 7ti Question

Got a question for you guys. I finally installed a Lowrance Elite 7ti on my L2 Fish. Running a 12v 10ah Nocqua battery and everythingís on a Yak Attack Cell Bloc.

Yesterday was the first time I tried it out and everything worked really well.

My question is with the quick release ram mount that you just slide into the Lowrance.

Are you supposed to feel or hear it clicking or locking into place. I keep on dislodging or popping the 7ti free really easily and it feels like Iím doing something wrong even though i am pressing the Lowrance into the mount really hard. It just doesnít really seem to be locking anything into place.

Also wondering if any of you use this Ram connection and how well it holds up in the surf zone when you paddle out.

Iím not sure I really want to connect and disconnect the main unit every time I paddle out or back in. That seems to cause connection issues sometimes. But would hate for a wave to rip the unit free and damage all of the connections permanently.

Couple of pixs from yesterday. Zero fish fishing around the bait barge!
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Old 04-08-2019, 05:40 PM   #2
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The rear plastic cover (handle) with the name needs to be raised up and then insert the base and release the housing. I think the base then fits flush with the rear of the unit. That blue V is more like an arrow of the direction to move the handle, funny. My 2c's
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Old 04-08-2019, 05:43 PM   #3
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yes sometimes after lifting them open you need to wiggle your head unit a bit to make it seat up and close tightly
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Thanks! I'll try that. Appreciate it.

Still kinda curious if any of you guys with this type of mount feel confident enough in it to paddle out and back in through the surf with it?
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:36 AM   #5
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Quick Release Ram Ball Mount for Lowrance Elite 7ti Question

Iíve been using that mount for 5 years. Never had a problem. Always leave cables plugged in, and unit mounted while surf launching/landing.

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Old 04-09-2019, 10:30 AM   #6
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Awesome, thanks, Brandon.
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Old 04-25-2019, 07:18 AM   #8
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How many hours are you getting out of the 10ah battery with this unit?
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Old 04-25-2019, 03:23 PM   #9
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Thanks! I'll try that. Appreciate it.

Still kinda curious if any of you guys with this type of mount feel confident enough in it to paddle out and back in through the surf with it?
For me, if the surf is bigger than 1-2' I'm launching and landing with my elite 7ti stowed in the hatch. I know many folks have high confidence in their surf skills, and don't feel like taking the time to stow.

Ever see a submerged sonar display? They don't survive very well. I have a kraken and I will launch through pretty much anything, as it handles surf pretty well. Regardless of your surf skills or perceived ability to time the sets, a 3' dumper can wreck your shit regardless of what mount you have.
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For me, if the surf is bigger than 1-2' I'm launching and landing with my elite 7ti stowed in the hatch. I know many folks have high confidence in their surf skills, and don't feel like taking the time to stow.

Ever see a submerged sonar display? They don't survive very well. I have a kraken and I will launch through pretty much anything, as it handles surf pretty well. Regardless of your surf skills or perceived ability to time the sets, a 3' dumper can wreck your shit regardless of what mount you have.
Thanks, appreciate it.

I still don't think the quick release mount is attaching exactly right. Every time I try to move the fishfinder by grabbing the back of the screen so i can move it around a little bit, it ends up detaching from the mount very easily.
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Thanks, appreciate it.



I still don't think the quick release mount is attaching exactly right. Every time I try to move the fishfinder by grabbing the back of the screen so i can move it around a little bit, it ends up detaching from the mount very easily.


Show us a picture of how youíre mounting it. You may have the two tab bracket upside down.
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