The RAM Transducer Arm Mount with Open Socket enables the quick and effective deployment and retrieval of your transducer, while protecting your transducer from damage. Perfect for kayak applications, the transducer arm can quickly be retrieved if you enter shallow water or when beaching your kayak. With little effort, the arm can quickly be moved to a different kayak and attached to an 1 in. RAM ball base. The unique design provides a universal solution for virtually any kayak as well as any transducer. Transducer sold separately.
|Eagle||Cuda 250 S/MAP||RAM-B-107-1|
|Eagle||Cuda 250I S/MAP||RAM-B-107-1|
|Eagle||Fishlite 502C IGPS||RAM-B-111|
|Eagle||Fishlite 642C IGPS||RAM-B-111|
|Garmin||Fishfinder 100 Blue||RAM-B-111|
|Garmin||Fishfinder 160 Blue||RAM-B-111|
|Garmin||Fishfinder 240 Blue||RAM-B-111|
|Humminbird||Piranha Max 10||RAM-B-107-1|
|Humminbird||Piranha Max 15||RAM-B-107-1|
|Humminbird||Piranha Max 20||RAM-B-107-1|
|Lowrance||GLOBALMAP 5300C IGPS||RAM-111|
|Lowrance||LMS-527C DF IGPS||RAM-111|
|Lowrance||M52I S GPS||RAM-B-107-1|
|Lowrance||M56 S Map||RAM-B-107-1|
|Lowrance||M56I S Map||RAM-B-107-1|
|Lowrance||M68C S Map||RAM-B-107-1|
|Lowrance||M68C S Map ICEMACHINE||RAM-B-107-1|
|Lowrance||M68I S Map||RAM-B-107-1|
This is a great problem solver! No epoxy, no transducer dragging, instantly retractable for rocks, trailer bunks, weed tangles, big fish landing and transportation. Easy to install. I love it! Pw
It seemed the ideal product but the claim that it will work with any transducer with a 1/4" mounting screw is a stretch. I have a Humminbird 597ci HD DI and the "neck" of the transducer is too short or the diameter of the mount is too big and hits the top of the transducer i.e., I can't line up the screw holes. I checked the fit guide and the 500 series is listed albeit the 597 is not specifically indicated. I suppose that I could trim or grind down the RAM mount a bit but I'm not going to. Secondly, the rigid aluminum rod is 1/2" in diameter and I need an ~80 degree bend just past the clamp. Oh, I can bend it but not with any amount of precision and I need a vise or a clamp to do it properly because it's too close to the end of the rod. Plus I'll lose some length if I have a rounded bend and I suspect that I'll only get one try if I bend at a sharp angle. That also means that I can't switch it to another kayak because the bend requirements are different between vessels. Finally, I purchased the diamond base ball mount but even when I tighten the clamp all the way, the arm still swings easily...maybe it's supposed to and I'm just used to my RAM rod holders tightening down all the way. I like RAM products but this is not universal and just doesn't work for my application.
Does well for kayak mounting on rail. Easy set up.
Product is as described. Assembly is straight forward, I recommend that you ty-wrap the cables after you have found the right position. Also, be mindful of your paddle stroke, once I had mine where I wanted it, it wasn't till I was out on the water that I discovered I would occasionally strike the arm mount with my paddle (240cm paddle on a Jackson Cuda 12). It is a great alternative to permanently mounting your transducer.