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#11359877 - 01/20/16 11:42 PM Graph mount ideas
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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I figured between all of y'all gentlemen, there would be a good idea or two. Hahahaha. I'm looking at moving my 1199 to the center, so I can use an hds12 on the side. Boat is an 04 cougar. So far, I have thought about bolting a piece of aluminum agile to the top to bolt the bracket to. Any other ideas?

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#11359878 - 01/20/16 11:44 PM Re: Graph mount ideas [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
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#11359900 - 01/21/16 12:33 AM Re: Graph mount ideas [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
Chris Coufal Offline
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I had to make a metal plate for mine......but a Triton dash is much different than a BC.






Edited by Chris Coufal (01/21/16 12:34 AM)
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#11359907 - 01/21/16 01:07 AM Re: Graph mount ideas [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
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#11359929 - 01/21/16 02:21 AM Re: Graph mount ideas [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
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Loc: Magnolia, TX
Originally Posted By: Andrew Y'Barbo
I figured between all of y'all gentlemen, there would be a good idea or two. Hahahaha. I'm looking at moving my 1199 to the center, so I can use an hds12 on the side. Boat is an 04 cougar. So far, I have thought about bolting a piece of aluminum agile to the top to bolt the bracket to. Any other ideas?


The moment-arm of the factory gimbal bracket at 90 degrees is far too much stress for the fiberglass to survive holding a bracket under the G-loads of banging waves (even 1' chop). This fact is why after-market solutions build something that allows the gimbal to sit near vertical, supporting the weight/shock from below.

Unless you want to risk cracking the dash or busting out holes where bolts had been, you probably need to rotate that gimbal to vertical and look for ideas to create a "shelf" for the gimbal to sit on. The way you have it, that's going to be a lot of stress with that graph held out that far from the dash.

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#11359953 - 01/21/16 04:47 AM Re: Graph mount ideas [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
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#11360009 - 01/21/16 06:11 AM Re: Graph mount ideas [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
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Bass technology is the only way to go. Check them out!
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#11360048 - 01/21/16 06:46 AM Re: Graph mount ideas [Re: James Biggs]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Originally Posted By: James Biggs
Bass technology is the only way to go. Check them out!


Actually, it's Bass Boat Technologies. That isn't going to help him, James. BBT doesn't have dash plates for boats like his as there IS no dash plate to replace on an 04 Bass Cat. Did you look at his photos? He has a formed fiberglass dash. Custom/hack is the only way he'll get there...

Where he's trying to position the display seems rather high above the steering wheel too. I wonder if he can see over it? ....I wouldn't want one that high, too much liability if there is ever a collision.


Edited by Flippin-Out (01/21/16 06:49 AM)

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#11360093 - 01/21/16 07:27 AM Re: Graph mount ideas [Re: Flippin-Out]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Originally Posted By: Flippin-Out
Originally Posted By: James Biggs
Bass technology is the only way to go. Check them out!


Actually, it's Bass Boat Technologies. That isn't going to help him, James. BBT doesn't have dash plates for boats like his as there IS no dash plate to replace on an 04 Bass Cat. Did you look at his photos? He has a formed fiberglass dash. Custom/hack is the only way he'll get there...

Where he's trying to position the display seems rather high above the steering wheel too. I wonder if he can see over it? ....I wouldn't want one that high, too much liability if there is ever a collision.


No one builds anything for this console. It will be custom no matter what I do. Yes I can see over it. I'm 6'6" and the graph is below the nose of the boat in my line of sight. I wish there was a little more flat spots on this console.

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#11360118 - 01/21/16 07:44 AM Re: Graph mount ideas [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
1442 Offline
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I made a bracket to hold a 998 on a blazer exactly how you show in the pic. It had four bolts through top of the console and the bracket was near horizontal and it held up really well. The foot print could be spread out a little more and it would never rip out of the console even with the bigger graph.

My current setup is an aluminum bracket that spans the console attached with two bolts on each side and a shelf spanning the console which allows the bracket to be mounted lower and verticle.
I like my current one better but either way will work.

I'll try to get a picture and post it here in a bit.

I could make you one or if you know someone who can weld aluminum it's pretty simple to do. Looks good and works great

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#11360261 - 01/21/16 08:52 AM Re: Graph mount ideas [Re: 1442]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Originally Posted By: 1442
I made a bracket to hold a 998 on a blazer exactly how you show in the pic. It had four bolts through top of the console and the bracket was near horizontal and it held up really well. The foot print could be spread out a little more and it would never rip out of the console even with the bigger graph.

My current setup is an aluminum bracket that spans the console attached with two bolts on each side and a shelf spanning the console which allows the bracket to be mounted lower and verticle.
I like my current one better but either way will work.

I'll try to get a picture and post it here in a bit.

I could make you one or if you know someone who can weld aluminum it's pretty simple to do. Looks good and works great


Appreciate the offer. Looking forward to seeing the pictures. I'm sure ill come up with something. If I went the horizontal route, I will probably add 2 gas piston shocks for vibration support.

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#11360285 - 01/21/16 09:00 AM Re: Graph mount ideas [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
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#11360406 - 01/21/16 09:42 AM Re: Graph mount ideas [Re: Flippin-Out]
James Biggs Online   content
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Registered: 07/11/06
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Loc: DFW area
Originally Posted By: Flippin-Out
Originally Posted By: James Biggs
Bass technology is the only way to go. Check them out!


Actually, it's Bass Boat Technologies. That isn't going to help him, James. BBT doesn't have dash plates for boats like his as there IS no dash plate to replace on an 04 Bass Cat. Did you look at his photos? He has a formed fiberglass dash. Custom/hack is the only way he'll get there...

Where he's trying to position the display seems rather high above the steering wheel too. I wonder if he can see over it? ....I wouldn't want one that high, too much liability if there is ever a collision.


If you contact them, a lot of times they will custom make it for that model.
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#11360423 - 01/21/16 09:49 AM Re: Graph mount ideas [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Registered: 06/25/12
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Loc: Lufkin Texas
No sir, I have not. The most popular option is Sherm's mount, but It interferes with my hds12 on the Ram already installed.

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#11360444 - 01/21/16 09:55 AM Re: Graph mount ideas [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
1442 Offline
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Registered: 04/17/07
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Loc: Orange TX




hope these pics work.
I never realized how dirty my boat is until I try to take a pic of it.
This bracket has been on here for years and beat to [censored]. I was mistaking and this one has only one big screw on each side. The shelf sits on a flat spot across the dash panel along the back edge which helps support the verticle load. It's strong enough that if I was to grab the graph and try to tear it off, the bracket would twist to pieces before the shelf ever budged.

Shock absorbers would be big time overkill IMHO. Spread in the mounting screws with a design that gives support verticly and horizontaly can be made way stronger than it appears to be.
good luck with it.

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