Best way to mount a garmin GPS???

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Grom8
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Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:58 pm

Hi Guys

Just got a Garmin GPS 60. Am happy as with it, however am still scratching my head as to the best way of mounting it/ making a holder for it? I'm not that keen to use a mobile holder - want something abit more robust ect.

Any ideas where and how to mount it?

I have a Prowler 13 with the fish finder kit so I have the base plate - was thinking of mounting something to the side off the plate or even something in a cup holder - I have hit a mental wall! :lol:

Any help suggestions, pics or drawings will be gratefully recieved!

Thanks in Advance :)
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Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:17 pm

I have the gps60 as well fitted in a mobile phone holder & just wrap the leash on it around the bracket it is attached to so if i do knock it off holder which I have done it is still attached. hope that is of some use to you.
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Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:48 pm

ok.sweet. thanks. And how have you fitted the mobile holder to the 'yak? Just screwed it into the hull? or glued it to something? or made yourself a bracket? :?:
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Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:54 pm

Grom, have a look at the rigged kayak section - Viking Espri, 8th topic down I think. The pole coming out the fwd centre hatch is a sanding/painting pole ( fibreglass) & I mount the gps & fishfinder on it. It use to extend but is now fixed.
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Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:12 pm

Mate! what a awesome way of doing it.... might see if I can modify it for the prowler.
Cheers! :)
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Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:57 am

Can you buy a marine mount for your Gps?... if you have a look at my kayak in the rigged section... I have a garmin etrex on a marine mount... works well fully adjustable..left,right,up,down and can swivel...

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Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:31 am

is this what you want. genuine mount and base for a garmin 45 originally.
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Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:15 pm

Cheers Guys. I havnt been able to find a marine mount for the gps 60 yet. might go the way of glint. looks good
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Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:08 pm

Probably not perfect for the G60 but check this out

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How to on the AKFF site

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Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:37 am

hahaha, I know where you got that pic from. ;)
I have a Garmin legend which I have made a bracket for out of thin PVC elbows.
Works realy realy well, and cost about $5.
If interested I can take pics, but wont bother if not. ;)
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Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:30 pm

heck yes! would be keen to see how others hold thier GPS units.
I have a mate who had an old braket lying around - I scored it and will try and modify it to work for mine. will see how it goes
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Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:52 am

I had Garmin marine mount for my Gecko 201 and GPSMAP 60 - but it snapped !

If you want something tougher, then there is a RAM mount available for the GPS 60 - the cradle used a diamond mount, so you could attach the following to a P13...

Cradle...

http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogResults ... fault.aspx

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Mount....

http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogResults ... fault.aspx

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