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#11008479 - 07/29/15 07:23 PM Dual HDS 12 Gen 2 Touch Install
Mayo Offline
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Registered: 08/13/08
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So I got two of these bad boys and decided I would do the install myself. I've never done this before but felt I was up for the challenge being I have a mechanical background just not with boats.

I removed all the old stuff on bow and console, installed two large ram mounts, the LSS2 to the jack plate, the HDI transducer on the trolling motor, glassed in the HDI in the hull, snaked the ethernet, snaked LSS2 and hull transducer, put in go-free wifi and a terminal strip to wire everything at the console. I also wired up everything up at the bow and used all stainless hardware on the project.

I used cove base and a flooring double sided sticky tape to pad mounts and cover previous work/blemishes. The console was challenging because of it's shape where mounted to so I siliconed around both the mount and cove base to keep it from lifting while running and to water proof. I had to drill a hole in the side for all the wires at the console.

Anyways, all in all it worked out just as planned and everything worked. All that hard worked paid off so my plan is to use that money to have my keel guard replaced with a hambys. Here's some pics of the project.





Edited by Mayo (07/29/15 09:57 PM)

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#11008498 - 07/29/15 07:30 PM Re: Dual HDS 12 Gen 2 Touch Install [Re: Mayo]
Mayo Offline
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#11008503 - 07/29/15 07:32 PM Re: Dual HDS 12 Gen 2 Touch Install [Re: Mayo]
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#11008507 - 07/29/15 07:33 PM Re: Dual HDS 12 Gen 2 Touch Install [Re: Mayo]
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Well Done! You'll love them!
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#11008518 - 07/29/15 07:36 PM Re: Dual HDS 12 Gen 2 Touch Install [Re: Mayo]
Mayo Offline
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#11008530 - 07/29/15 07:39 PM Re: Dual HDS 12 Gen 2 Touch Install [Re: Mayo]
Mayo Offline
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Thanks Karl... Glad I spent the extra money.

Sorry guys for the sideway pics. Posted with my iphone.

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#11008635 - 07/29/15 08:33 PM Re: Dual HDS 12 Gen 2 Touch Install [Re: Mayo]
JBellZX202 Offline
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Is the front ram mount mounted with bolts or screws into the fiberglass? The reason I ask is the heads look like screws.
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#11008643 - 07/29/15 08:39 PM Re: Dual HDS 12 Gen 2 Touch Install [Re: Mayo]
Mayo Offline
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Yes those are large stainless 5/16 head screws because there was no way to bolt them in. Pre drilled through the cove base and fibergalss. Console unit is bolted.

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#11008646 - 07/29/15 08:41 PM Re: Dual HDS 12 Gen 2 Touch Install [Re: Mayo]
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Your going to love em! Let me know if you have any questions on what your seeing with them
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#11008675 - 07/29/15 08:55 PM Re: Dual HDS 12 Gen 2 Touch Install [Re: Mayo]
grout-scout Offline
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I will be shocked if those ram mounts can keep those graphs straight up like that. I ram won't even hold my 10 up.

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#11008690 - 07/29/15 09:01 PM Re: Dual HDS 12 Gen 2 Touch Install [Re: Mayo]
JBellZX202 Offline
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Keep an eye on those screws. There is a lot of force pulling on those as you beat through the waves. I am not bass cat savy so that may be how everyone mounts them.
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#11008729 - 07/29/15 09:13 PM Re: Dual HDS 12 Gen 2 Touch Install [Re: Mayo]
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Nice job! If you need some quality custom covers to protect those screens hit us up!
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#11008731 - 07/29/15 09:14 PM Re: Dual HDS 12 Gen 2 Touch Install [Re: Lake Fork Guide-Cody Malone]
Mayo Offline
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Originally Posted By: Lake Fork Guide-Cody Malone
Your going to love em! Let me know if you have any questions on what your seeing with them


Thanks Cody... Appreciate that. That's super cool of you.

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#11008741 - 07/29/15 09:15 PM Re: Dual HDS 12 Gen 2 Touch Install [Re: Mayo]
COHLMEYER Offline
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Registered: 10/21/08
Posts: 3729
Loc: Weatherford, TX
Nice work. Good looking setup.

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#11008777 - 07/29/15 09:28 PM Re: Dual HDS 12 Gen 2 Touch Install [Re: grout-scout]
Mayo Offline
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Originally Posted By: grout-scout
I will be shocked if those ram mounts can keep those graphs straight up like that. I ram won't even hold my 10 up.


They're normally not like that. I lock the console unit at all times at a 90 degree angle towards me and so far have had zero issues with it moving one bit. The design of the ram frame seems to lock it in preventing any movement downwards.

The bow unit I only have up while fishing. Otherwise it's placed against the deck and locked in when riding. A bit of a pain constantly doing it this way but I don't want to take the chance of it suddenly moving and slamming againt the boat. I've been contemplating putting a fixed ram on the bow.


Edited by Mayo (07/29/15 09:52 PM)

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