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#12439670 - 09/24/17 01:43 PM Mount for Helix 12
ZX-250 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/04
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Loc: Fort Worth
Just curious for those that have Helix 12's what mount are you using for console and bow. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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#12439710 - 09/24/17 02:32 PM Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: ZX-250]
Okie Poke Online   happy
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Registered: 02/28/04
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Bow mount for Helix-9. Installed by shut up and fish.




Console mount for Helix-12 is a 2" Ram Mount.



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#12439752 - 09/24/17 03:26 PM Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: ZX-250]
Wayne P. Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 4121
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
I use a RAM D at the bow for a Helix 12 CHIRP SI GPS.



The more solid bridge mount like OKIE has is a better choice for bow for rough waters.

I use a custom mount on the console with a SOLIX 12 SI.

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#12439854 - 09/24/17 05:15 PM Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: ZX-250]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Looks good Okie.
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#12439860 - 09/24/17 05:18 PM Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: ZX-250]
bradnitro175 Online   content
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Registered: 07/11/08
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Loc: Dallas,tx
Sorry to hijack but is the helix 12 bigger than a 1198,1199?

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#12439865 - 09/24/17 05:22 PM Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: ZX-250]
jbcarroll3000 Online   content
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Registered: 09/12/12
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Loc: Denton, TX
Balzout. Pricier but much sturdier than Ram mounts.

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#12439990 - 09/24/17 06:56 PM Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: jbcarroll3000]
Tony_Wornick Offline
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Loc: McKinney
Originally Posted By: jbcarroll3000
Balzout. Pricier but much sturdier than Ram mounts.


This..a very solid mount.
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#12440149 - 09/24/17 08:45 PM Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: ZX-250]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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Registered: 10/31/10
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Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
First good thing I have heard about shut up and fish

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#12440285 - 09/24/17 10:02 PM Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: Tony_Wornick]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Registered: 06/25/12
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Loc: Lufkin Texas
Originally Posted By: Tony_Wornick
Originally Posted By: jbcarroll3000
Balzout. Pricier but much sturdier than Ram mounts.


This..a very solid mount.


Solid until you hit a wave and the stainless ball bearing breaks the aluminum arm.

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#12440346 - 09/24/17 10:55 PM Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: ZX-250]
JBellZX250 Offline
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Loc: Grapevine, TX/Lake Fork
What year zx250 do you have? I just bought a 2015 zx250 and installed Precision Sonar mounts. Very happy with the product and the customer service was amazing!

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#12440435 - 09/25/17 06:31 AM Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: bradnitro175]
Wayne P. Offline
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Registered: 11/16/10
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Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Originally Posted By: bradnitro175
Sorry to hijack but is the helix 12 bigger than a 1198,1199?



Yes:

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#12441497 - 09/25/17 05:56 PM Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: ZX-250]
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Registered: 12/05/04
Posts: 933
Loc: Fort Worth
Thanks for the replies so far. Boat is a 2006

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#12441516 - 09/25/17 06:13 PM Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: ZX-250]
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Registered: 02/29/08
Posts: 6548
Loc: fort worth,texas
Check out Mealey Marine...



Bow mounts
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#12441631 - 09/25/17 07:14 PM Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: ZX-250]
Shallow Waters Online   content
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Registered: 01/03/17
Posts: 538
I have a ZX225 with the same exact setup as Okie. Love the Dek-it mount on the box (tried a Ram Mount first but didn't like the positioning), and for the most part I like the Ram at the console due to the angle the graph has to mount on (yours and mine wont have a fairly flat surface like Okie's does). If I really trusted there was a significantly more stable mount just as easy to use as the RAM I would probably buy it, but I haven't been convinced enough to trade the RAM out yet.

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#12442206 - 09/26/17 12:03 AM Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: ZX-250]
Travis@BorisMarine Offline
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Registered: 04/07/12
Posts: 1235
Loc: Lake Worth
Definitely the Jumbo Rams for console and bow unless you perfer a deck it. I've installed alot of Rams with zero complaints on helix 10s and up and the solix 15s. We have them in stock at Boris Marine


Edited by tjhook (09/26/17 12:04 AM)
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