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Mount for Helix 12 #12439670
09/24/17 06:43 PM
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Just curious for those that have Helix 12's what mount are you using for console and bow. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: ZX-250] #12439710
09/24/17 07:32 PM
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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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Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: ZX-250] #12439752
09/24/17 08:26 PM
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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.



Humminbird Helix 12 CHIRP SI, Helix 12 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G3N, 1198c SI, 1198c SI, ONIX 10 SI NT, Helix 7 CHIRP SI GPS G2,
Helix 7 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G3, Helix 10 MEGA DI+ GPS G3N, SOLIX 12 SI, 360, RC-1
Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: ZX-250] #12439854
09/24/17 10:15 PM
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Looks good Okie.


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Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: ZX-250] #12439860
09/24/17 10:18 PM
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Sorry to hijack but is the helix 12 bigger than a 1198,1199?


Originally Posted By: John175®
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Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: ZX-250] #12439865
09/24/17 10:22 PM
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Balzout. Pricier but much sturdier than Ram mounts.

Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: jbcarroll3000] #12439990
09/24/17 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted By: jbcarroll3000
Balzout. Pricier but much sturdier than Ram mounts.


This..a very solid mount.



Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: ZX-250] #12440149
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First good thing I have heard about shut up and fish

Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: Tony_Wornick] #12440285
09/25/17 03:02 AM
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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.

Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: ZX-250] #12440346
09/25/17 03:55 AM
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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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Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: bradnitro175] #12440435
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Originally Posted By: bradnitro175
Sorry to hijack but is the helix 12 bigger than a 1198,1199?



Yes:



Humminbird Helix 12 CHIRP SI, Helix 12 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G3N, 1198c SI, 1198c SI, ONIX 10 SI NT, Helix 7 CHIRP SI GPS G2,
Helix 7 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G3, Helix 10 MEGA DI+ GPS G3N, SOLIX 12 SI, 360, RC-1
Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: ZX-250] #12441497
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Thanks for the replies so far. Boat is a 2006

Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: ZX-250] #12441516
09/25/17 11:13 PM
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Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: ZX-250] #12441631
09/26/17 12:14 AM
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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.

Re: Mount for Helix 12 [Re: ZX-250] #12442206
09/26/17 05:03 AM
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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

Last edited by tjhook; 09/26/17 05:04 AM.

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