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#12276304 - 06/02/17 10:57 PM Helix 9 or 10 Ram Mount
ShinerInTx Offline
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Registered: 08/23/16
Posts: 145
I'm considering moving to a Helix 9. I'd like to know if anyone is running the 9 or 10 with a 1.5" ball (size C) Ram mount. I know they make a 2.25" ball version (size D) that's designated for it, but seems like it may not be necessary to me and I'd prefer not to switch for several reasons.

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#12276413 - 06/03/17 06:32 AM Re: Helix 9 or 10 Ram Mount [Re: ShinerInTx]
Blue Blazer 2400 Offline
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Registered: 02/23/05
Posts: 1355
Loc: Royse City, Tx
I had a Humminbird 1197c on a 1.5" ball and it would not hold it in rough water. Had to go to the 2.25"

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#12276432 - 06/03/17 07:10 AM Re: Helix 9 or 10 Ram Mount [Re: ShinerInTx]
Bob Landry Offline
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Loc: Austin, Tx
There are a lot better mounts out there than the Ram.
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#12276662 - 06/03/17 10:41 AM Re: Helix 9 or 10 Ram Mount [Re: ShinerInTx]
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If you are gonna mount it at the console I would use the ram swing arm mount. I had a helix 12 on mine and like it a lot. As Bob said I would stay away from the ball mounts with that size unit. I have had ram, Balzout and Cisco and prefer the ram swing arm mount at the console and the Cisco mount for the bow

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#12277615 - 06/03/17 11:27 PM Re: Helix 9 or 10 Ram Mount [Re: ShinerInTx]
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RAM MOUNT 2.25" BALL MOUNT W/3.68" ROUND BASE & 2" X 5" RECTANGULAR BASE F/HUMMINBIRD HELIX 9, 10 & 12
RAM-D-202-25-C-202U




RAM MOUNT FLAT SURFACE HORIZONTAL SINGLE SWING ARM MOUNT
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#12279579 - 06/05/17 01:17 PM Re: Helix 9 or 10 Ram Mount [Re: ShinerInTx]
ShinerInTx Offline
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Really was hoping not to change it out, but I don't want to lose it in rough water either. I'll look into the other brands. Thanks

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#12279796 - 06/05/17 03:55 PM Re: Helix 9 or 10 Ram Mount [Re: ShinerInTx]
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Registered: 04/10/17
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Loc: Sanger TX
What kind of boat is going on? Had a custom console mount made by Sherms Marine called the Sherm's Mount (for Bass Cat boats). Pretty sweet! I can get you picture if you want. Also none of the bolt patterns on the Ram ball mount will line up with the Helix pattern had to modify it to make it work. Still didn't use it. I'll set it to you cheap...

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#12282916 - 06/07/17 11:47 AM Re: Helix 9 or 10 Ram Mount [Re: ShinerInTx]
stxrippinlips1 Offline
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Registered: 04/17/16
Posts: 140
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Precision sonar mounts are great if you want to spend the added money. Very durable and won't fall down in rough water like the ball mount ram mounts. Had them on my old boat, and didn't care for them at all!
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#12286842 - 06/09/17 06:47 PM Re: Helix 9 or 10 Ram Mount [Re: ShinerInTx]
Jones Trolling Motor Offline
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Registered: 05/01/11
Posts: 515
Loc: NE Texas/SW Arkansas
The Helix 9,10, and 12 all have the same case and weight. It needs the larger mount.
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#12286867 - 06/09/17 07:06 PM Re: Helix 9 or 10 Ram Mount [Re: BCBassCat]
Wayne P. Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 3914
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Originally Posted By: BCBassCat
What kind of boat is going on? Had a custom console mount made by Sherms Marine called the Sherm's Mount (for Bass Cat boats). Pretty sweet! I can get you picture if you want. Also none of the bolt patterns on the Ram ball mount will line up with the Helix pattern had to modify it to make it work. Still didn't use it. I'll set it to you cheap...


There are RAM ball mounts that match the Helix gimbal holes, I have one for the Helix 7 and Helix 12.
The Helix 7 size works with the Helix 5 and the Helix 12 size works with the Helix 9 and 10.

The D size also fits the SOLIX gimbal and directly on the back of the unit.

RAM 202 24 and RAM 202 25


Edited by Wayne P. (06/09/17 07:14 PM)
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