Keeping things simple and versatile, the new RAM Ball Wedge Mounts are a great way to provide a mounting point to practically anything. Simply slide the wedge into the round opening of your rod holder base and tighten the screw. The new RAM Ball Wedge Base expands to accommodate holes from 7/8 in.- 1 in. diameter and locks in tight. Once installed, you have the perfect way to mount anything from RAM Rod holders, GPS, Cell Phone, Cup Holder, Fishfinder, or Flash Light which can all be supported and perfectly positioned using this great new product. The RAM Ball Wedge Mount features a 1.5 in. rubber ball.
|Diameter:||1.5 in. ball|
I purchased this to mount a Ram rod holder to my existing Scotty mount. Torque the screw down and it's lock in tight. I could pick up my Pro Angler by this if I wanted!
This product would probably work well for holding a gps, fishfinder or a rod that you just want to keep off the deck of your kayak. It is not suitable for trolling and that was how I had intended to use it. Even after tightening the screw down very hard, it is still posible to rotate the ball by hand. With the additional torque provided by a 7' rod, a very weak pull on the line will cause the adapter to rotate in the base. I tried this with both a scotty gear head and also a scotty flush mount. Do not buy this product if you want to use it in a trolling set up with Scotty mounts. ACK refunded my money with no hassle, however I did have to pay return shipping costs. I hope somebody reading this review will be able to avoid that expense in the future.
Product works excellent.
I have these in the 1" and 1.5" versions and like them allot. The allow me the flexibility to use a flush mount scotty mount for scotty or ram accessories of any size/type at will. It would earn five stars if it were designed to be installed/uninstalled without need for a tool.