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Livescope and back problems #13970051 04/22/21 04:43 PM
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My lower back has been bothering me lately and didn’t really think that having my garmin mounted on the deck was the cause. Fishing 3-4 times a week since the spawn is on and hunched over using livescope it has aggravated my lower back. Finally got around to making another mount hope it works. [Linked Image]
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Re: Livescope and back problems [Re: JSouther] #13970142 04/22/21 05:55 PM
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Nice work. thumb


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Re: Livescope and back problems [Re: JSouther] #13970309 04/22/21 08:58 PM
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That looks great! I need to make something like that.


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Re: Livescope and back problems [Re: JSouther] #13970353 04/22/21 10:00 PM
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That’s sharp! I have mine on a 12” RAM mount I got from David at Shut up and Fish! Having it raised off the deck is good!!

Re: Livescope and back problems [Re: JSouther] #13970357 04/22/21 10:04 PM
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I think you are on to something...you might want to patton the rights t that design before someone else does


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Re: Livescope and back problems [Re: JSouther] #13970440 04/22/21 11:55 PM
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The only thing I don’t like is the wiring and zip ties. I think I’m going to drill a hole in the square tubing and run wires through the mount so they are hidden. The only reason I went this route is the hole was already in the deck with the clam shell.

Re: Livescope and back problems [Re: JSouther] #13970520 04/23/21 01:10 AM
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Very nice work!! There's a lot of crappie fishermen that would love to have one of those!
You are definitely on to something. 👍

Re: Livescope and back problems [Re: T Bird] #13970525 04/23/21 01:15 AM
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Originally Posted by T Bird
Nice work. thumb





Plus #1. Hope it works and your back gets better! thumb


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Re: Livescope and back problems [Re: JSouther] #13970657 04/23/21 02:49 AM
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Nice and neat. What type Garmin mount is that? Haven't seen that before.


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Re: Livescope and back problems [Re: JSouther] #13970806 04/23/21 11:56 AM
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Re: Livescope and back problems [Re: JSouther] #13970831 04/23/21 12:17 PM
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Fantabulous , prolly have same for the 93sv.

Re: Livescope and back problems [Re: JSouther] #13970904 04/23/21 01:17 PM
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Absolutely very well done JSouther!! clap

My Dad has very bad back issues. He swears it was from flying F-4's and pulling all the G-Forces.

We use that Garmin Quick Mount Cradle as well and that is fantastic.
Ours is mounted to a Ram Mount that comes off the floor to bring the screen to his face.

I will make one recommendation to you in make sure when you put your Garmin on the quick mount that it secures on to the Quick Mount on both sides. It's real easy to think your on the mount good when in fact it has not seated correctly. I was flying down the lake and our Garmin came flying off the Quick Mount Cradle.

It was operator error when it happened so no one to blame but myself had it departed the boat.
Luckily, it happened right as we were coming off a run when it fell into the boat.
I now know what to look for on the back side to make sure it is indeed secure and seated correctly on the mount and I will check it periodically throughout the day.

I will enclose a few pictures so you can see our set up.

One other recommendation is because of my Dads back issues as well as some balance issues I wanted him to have a more comfortable seat to fish from and I wanted to know he would not fall out of the chair. We bought and mounted a Captains Chair for a Pontoon Boat. We literally have folks stop by just about every single time we are on the lake commenting about how comfortable he looks in that chair. Had many state they were going to get one for their boat. It might be another investment for your boat to help with your back pain.

This is the chair we bought and you want the pedestal base to mount it on so it is raised off the floor.

https://www.pontoonstuff.com/products/reclining-pontoon-captain-chair?variant=12216494981189

My dad could not be happier with the chair and I honestly feel if we had not gotten the chair his fishing days may have been over.

Here are a few pics of our set up:

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I know the first picture was taken back a bit, but you can see the Ram mount that comes off the floor that the cradle is mounted too.
In the second picture I took of Dad waiting on me at the dock and you can see the Garmin mounted.
In the last picture you can see where the screen sits in relation to my Dads chair.

Ron Duran aka Blue Nitro on the forum mounted all my equipment.

We recently put on a new Livescope pole mount by SEELITE that is not in those pictures.

I think you are really gonna love your new set up.

Thank you for sharing!


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Re: Livescope and back problems [Re: JSouther] #13972857 04/25/21 12:11 PM
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check out "Cornfield Crappie" , they make just about anything you can think of to make live scoping easier/better including raised mounts. great people to deal with also.

Re: Livescope and back problems [Re: JSouther] #13973006 04/25/21 02:26 PM
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That’s and awesome setup for your dad. I’m sure he’s delighted to be able to continue fishing. Great job!

Re: Livescope and back problems [Re: JSouther] #13983914 05/03/21 06:31 PM
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I've had back problems since the mid '90's, though much less now. When I bought a new boat in 2003, I got both regular seats, plus a bicycle seat, knowing I was going to start doing more crappie fishing, and less bass fishing, so would likely want to start using that regular seat more. Imagine my surprise when I learned that the regular seat hurt my back a LOT more than the bicycle seat. 18 years later, the only time I use the regular seat is when I'm fishing under a bridge so low that the bicycle seat doesn't work. I don't think I could ever just stand up without a seat, like so many of the bass pros seem to do these days, but my back still very much prefers standing while leaning on a bicycle seat, rather than sitting in a regular seat.


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