Ok so lastnight I was working on my boat installing the RAM mounts for my new 798 HD unit and the 998c unit.
I "thought" my 798 unit mounted on a RAM mount would fit fine, but i was wrong. My boat is a 96 bass tracker tournament tx17. My plan was to mount my 798 unit on a ram mount behind the wind shield using the smaller ram mount arm. The issue I am seeing now is that the unit is to close to the steering wheel, no matter which way it is mounted. If i flush mount it to the top of dash/behind the wind shild, because of how the mount is shaped, its either too close to the steering wheel or too high above the wind shield. Between the windshield i have about 12.5" to use and maybe about 7" high wise. Withought the RAM mount the 798 unit sticks up above the windshield about 2". Its not a huge deal but the unit barely fits with the stock mount. The mount would need to be pushed forward about 1.5" and it would hang off of the dash - It's just an eye sore like that. Although the 998 unit will fit in that space, it leaves me very little room to adjust it.. and looks very bulky, alittle too much to be honest.
With all that said, i think i may need to purchase a non humminbird unit as a gps chartplotter to fit that space. I hate to say it, but the lowrance 7" unit would fit this space nicely. I am trying to stick with Humminbird of course and was looking at the 898 unit, but its the same size as the 998 unit minus the screen size.
So now, i turn to my friends on BBC.. What would you do in my situation? Unfortunately i do not have any pictures at the moment but may take a ride to see my boat and take then, so you have a better idea...