texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Abishai, Sal4dCrouton, isaacfisher, Fresh_Salt84, RicHoll
115586 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 103,181
hopalong 97,586
Pilothawk 80,979
John175☮ 79,407
Bigbob_FTW 74,724
JDavis7873 67,408
Derek 🐝 66,776
Mark Perry 63,087
Forum Statistics
Forums61
Topics1,152,247
Posts15,754,469
Members140,586
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Garmin 73dv question #13948585 04/06/21 12:10 AM
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 1,410
D
dk2429 Offline OP
Extreme Angler
OP Offline
Extreme Angler
D
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 1,410
Simple question, I'm planning to mount one of these as a bow mount graph.. I have one at the dash. Just wondering for those that have these if they've ever had any issue with unit itself coming dismounted off the bow when running choppy water? I don't have issues with the one at the console but the console is a different ride than the bow!! This type of mount is the one I speak of.

Thanks

Attached Files garmin-010-12671-03-tilt-swivel-mount-w-quick-release-cradle-f-echomap-plus.jpg

Majek 22 Extreme/225 Optimax Pro XS
2006 Chevy 2500HD Silverado/6.6 Duramax LBZ


Moritz Chevrolet - 9101 Camp Bowie W Blvd, Fort Worth, TX - Monte Coon (817) 696-2003
Re: Garmin 73dv question [Re: dk2429] #13948596 04/06/21 12:27 AM
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 1,756
S
SoonerDG Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
S
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 1,756
I have the 93sv with that same cradle. I’ve never had the graph come loose.


"Life is a matter of luck and the odds of success are in no way enhanced by extreme caution." - Erich Topp, German U-boat Commander, 1943.

When in doubt, set the hook.
Re: Garmin 73dv question [Re: dk2429] #13948661 04/06/21 01:16 AM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 7,607
R
rj74955 Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Online Content
TFF Celebrity
R
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 7,607
It won't ever come loose if you "click" it in correctly. I had the 93sv slide across the deck and into the floor. I figured out how to do it right after that.

Re: Garmin 73dv question [Re: dk2429] #13948668 04/06/21 01:17 AM
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 205
fatdad74 Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 205
I almost lost a 93sv once on lake tawakoni in the rough water so I put a small buggie around it and never had another problem


Phillip Wright
Re: Garmin 73dv question [Re: fatdad74] #13948683 04/06/21 01:34 AM
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 1,410
D
dk2429 Offline OP
Extreme Angler
OP Offline
Extreme Angler
D
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 1,410
Originally Posted by fatdad74
I almost lost a 93sv once on lake tawakoni in the rough water so I put a small buggie around it and never had another problem


Exactly my thoughts to be honest... I love Garmin and the 74sv on my console is awesome, but I'm not a fan of the way these units sit in the mount.. It just seems to me that cheap plastic mount is a ticket to having a graph on the bottom of the lake


Majek 22 Extreme/225 Optimax Pro XS
2006 Chevy 2500HD Silverado/6.6 Duramax LBZ


Re: Garmin 73dv question [Re: dk2429] #13948685 04/06/21 01:36 AM
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 1,410
D
dk2429 Offline OP
Extreme Angler
OP Offline
Extreme Angler
D
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 1,410
Any of y'all have one on a RAM mount? Never have used a Ram mount before... To give a little more info, I'm trying to install the unit to make it easy to remove when I'm on the bays. After some reading I see that the ram mount may be a good solution for that


Majek 22 Extreme/225 Optimax Pro XS
2006 Chevy 2500HD Silverado/6.6 Duramax LBZ


Re: Garmin 73dv question [Re: dk2429] #13948705 04/06/21 01:46 AM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,369
B
Bass Buster1 Online Content
Extreme Angler
Online Content
Extreme Angler
B
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,369
Mine is on a ram mount on the bow, works great. Make sure as said above that it clicks into the cradle! I did not get mine fully clicked in and it luckily bounced out onto the front deck. It was not the mount it was my bad. It has never happened again and I have had mine for 5 or 6 years.


See you on the lake and have a great day!
Re: Garmin 73dv question [Re: SoonerDG] #13948747 04/06/21 02:14 AM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 284
J
justme1581 Offline
Angler
Offline
Angler
J
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 284
have a 73 on the front, locks down in the cradle fine no problem, have a 93 next to the console and it fits loose, has popped off twice running...I put some several pieces of heavy duty Velcro on the unit and the cradle and then ran another non sticky back across the Velcros and no more problems...

Re: Garmin 73dv question [Re: dk2429] #13948759 04/06/21 02:19 AM
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 1,005
L
Lone_Wolf Online Content
Extreme Angler
Online Content
Extreme Angler
L
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 1,005
Don't take it in and out every trip and it won't be a problem, I detach mine at the balz out mount to take it off the boat. I love Garmins interface but the cradle was a stupid idea and bad engineering, it can get loose and the contacts can get corroded and the graph lose power/not want to come on.

Last edited by Lone_Wolf; 04/06/21 02:20 AM.
Re: Garmin 73dv question [Re: Lone_Wolf] #13948790 04/06/21 02:31 AM
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 1,410
D
dk2429 Offline OP
Extreme Angler
OP Offline
Extreme Angler
D
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 1,410
Originally Posted by Lone_Wolf
Don't take it in and out every trip and it won't be a problem, I detach mine at the balz out mount to take it off the boat. I love Garmins interface but the cradle was a stupid idea and bad engineering, it can get loose and the contacts can get corroded and the graph lose power/not want to come on.


Couldn’t have said it better.... those cables in the back are a joke. I’m having problems with the plugs on my console unit wiggling out. Not sure why.


Majek 22 Extreme/225 Optimax Pro XS
2006 Chevy 2500HD Silverado/6.6 Duramax LBZ


Re: Garmin 73dv question [Re: dk2429] #13948792 04/06/21 02:31 AM
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 1,410
D
dk2429 Offline OP
Extreme Angler
OP Offline
Extreme Angler
D
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 1,410
Are Ram mounts detachable??


Majek 22 Extreme/225 Optimax Pro XS
2006 Chevy 2500HD Silverado/6.6 Duramax LBZ


Re: Garmin 73dv question [Re: dk2429] #13948874 04/06/21 03:51 AM
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 1,005
L
Lone_Wolf Online Content
Extreme Angler
Online Content
Extreme Angler
L
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 1,005
Originally Posted by dk2429
Are Ram mounts detachable??

yes

Re: Garmin 73dv question [Re: dk2429] #13948876 04/06/21 03:52 AM
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 1,005
L
Lone_Wolf Online Content
Extreme Angler
Online Content
Extreme Angler
L
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 1,005
Originally Posted by dk2429
Originally Posted by Lone_Wolf
Don't take it in and out every trip and it won't be a problem, I detach mine at the balz out mount to take it off the boat. I love Garmins interface but the cradle was a stupid idea and bad engineering, it can get loose and the contacts can get corroded and the graph lose power/not want to come on.


Couldn’t have said it better.... those cables in the back are a joke. I’m having problems with the plugs on my console unit wiggling out. Not sure why.


I'm on my second power cable

Re: Garmin 73dv question [Re: dk2429] #13949036 04/06/21 12:51 PM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 4,696
J
joebass2 Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
J
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 4,696
Originally Posted by dk2429
Originally Posted by fatdad74
I almost lost a 93sv once on lake tawakoni in the rough water so I put a small buggie around it and never had another problem


Exactly my thoughts to be honest... I love Garmin and the 74sv on my console is awesome, but I'm not a fan of the way these units sit in the mount.. It just seems to me that cheap plastic mount is a ticket to having a graph on the bottom of the lake



Same here. Rough, pounding waves will jar it loose. Have had mine land in my lap a couple times. Have bought silicone bands to strap it in.

Re: Garmin 73dv question [Re: dk2429] #13949048 04/06/21 01:00 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,421
K
kscatman76 Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
K
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 2,421
I have 3 93SV's and haven't had any of them come lose. A fun little fact though, Garmin designed them to float. The one or two guys I read about that lost them overboard just drove back, grabbed them and hooked them up and they worked fine.

Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3