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  1. Member Kelster1574's Avatar
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    #21
    Quote Originally Posted by SE66 View Post
    My RT188 setup :
    Nice and Clean, I like that
    2016 Ranger RT 188 - Charcoal / Dark Cherry
    2016 Mercury 115 Fourstroke - Laser II 20p
    Minn Kota Fortrex 80lb.
    Lowrance Elite 7Ti Chartplotter/Sonar/Downscan (Bow)
    Lowrance Elite 7Ti Charplotter/Sonar/Total Scan (Dash) - Nautic Insight Pro
    Lowrance Hook 5 GPS Only (RAM mounted on console) - Navionics +
    V-T2 Live well vents
    (2) Loc-R-Bar / Custom brackets from Bream Metals
    BTO Trailer steps / Bow graph mount

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    #22
    So a I have to ask, do you guys all Tournament fish? You appear to all have $5k or more in electronics....Do the electronics make that much or a difference or are these just your "fancy cars" or "Rolex watches"?

    For the record I am jealous of your setups but would have a hell of a time jutisfying that much cash.

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    #23
    Quote Originally Posted by 93ls1rx7 View Post
    So a I have to ask, do you guys all Tournament fish? You appear to all have $5k or more in electronics....Do the electronics make that much or a difference or are these just your "fancy cars" or "Rolex watches"?

    For the record I am jealous of your setups but would have a hell of a time jutisfying that much cash.
    I do not tournament fish and most of the time I fish alone. Wanting to find fish and catch them is no less of a desire for me than for someone that fishes professionally.
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    Helix 12 SI, ONIXCI 10 NT SI, 1198c SI, 1198cSI, bow 360, RC-1
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    #24
    Quote Originally Posted by 93ls1rx7 View Post
    So a I have to ask, do you guys all Tournament fish? You appear to all have $5k or more in electronics....Do the electronics make that much or a difference or are these just your "fancy cars" or "Rolex watches"?

    For the record I am jealous of your setups but would have a hell of a time jutisfying that much cash.
    I'm a computer nerd that loves to tinker. Computers are my career and hobby. I just like to see what I can build with what humminbird offers and learn to use the technology as an advantage.

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    #25
    Quote Originally Posted by 93ls1rx7 View Post
    So a I have to ask, do you guys all Tournament fish? You appear to all have $5k or more in electronics....Do the electronics make that much or a difference or are these just your "fancy cars" or "Rolex watches"?

    For the record I am jealous of your setups but would have a hell of a time jutisfying that much cash.
    I only have about 2K wrapped up in my set-ups (mounts, units, chips) and even though my set-up is considered very basic I think it fits my fishing style and definitely helps me find fish and locations. I am a club guy that fishes a few other events throughout the year as well. I've seen several folks with HDS 12's on bow and console and have a hard time turning them on, let alone being able to use them effectively....I think even the Lowrance Hook line is a series that is easy to use, and very high tech then units 4-5 years ago
    2016 Ranger RT 188 - Charcoal / Dark Cherry
    2016 Mercury 115 Fourstroke - Laser II 20p
    Minn Kota Fortrex 80lb.
    Lowrance Elite 7Ti Chartplotter/Sonar/Downscan (Bow)
    Lowrance Elite 7Ti Charplotter/Sonar/Total Scan (Dash) - Nautic Insight Pro
    Lowrance Hook 5 GPS Only (RAM mounted on console) - Navionics +
    V-T2 Live well vents
    (2) Loc-R-Bar / Custom brackets from Bream Metals
    BTO Trailer steps / Bow graph mount

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    #26
    This is from my old boat, but it's the same on my new one. I just have a 998hdsi on the bow with a heavy duty ram mount and an old monochrome 728 on the bow with a small ram. My new rig actually uses the 12v outlet on the front to power the front graph so it's easily removable. I'm still happy with the 998, but I need to upgrade the bow unit to a color sometime. That monochrome is hard to see in the sun at times. Something that is ethernet capable on the bow would be nice as well so I can share waypoint. A Helix 7 g2n shoudl fit that bill nicely.

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    Networked Lowrance HDS7 & HDS12 Touch
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    My RT188,






  9. Member Kelster1574's Avatar
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    #29
    Quote Originally Posted by David McDaniel View Post
    My RT188,







    NICE!!!
    2016 Ranger RT 188 - Charcoal / Dark Cherry
    2016 Mercury 115 Fourstroke - Laser II 20p
    Minn Kota Fortrex 80lb.
    Lowrance Elite 7Ti Chartplotter/Sonar/Downscan (Bow)
    Lowrance Elite 7Ti Charplotter/Sonar/Total Scan (Dash) - Nautic Insight Pro
    Lowrance Hook 5 GPS Only (RAM mounted on console) - Navionics +
    V-T2 Live well vents
    (2) Loc-R-Bar / Custom brackets from Bream Metals
    BTO Trailer steps / Bow graph mount

    www.thekelster.com

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    #30
    How stable is the 9 on the ram on the bow? I am kicking around using a ram or using a fixed mount.

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    #31
    How do you like that mount over the foot pedal? I have been shopping for an RT188 and that looks sweet

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    #32
    I love my BBT mount at the bow of my RT188. I did lose the use of my cup holder and tool slots but it is worth it to have a steady mount and have it centered in front of me.
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    #33
    Quote Originally Posted by jigging15 View Post
    I love my BBT mount at the bow of my RT188. I did lose the use of my cup holder and tool slots but it is worth it to have a steady mount and have it centered in front of me.
    That's what the down fall is on those.....I had one made that was 6" high and I can still use my cup / tool holder, it makes it nice
    2016 Ranger RT 188 - Charcoal / Dark Cherry
    2016 Mercury 115 Fourstroke - Laser II 20p
    Minn Kota Fortrex 80lb.
    Lowrance Elite 7Ti Chartplotter/Sonar/Downscan (Bow)
    Lowrance Elite 7Ti Charplotter/Sonar/Total Scan (Dash) - Nautic Insight Pro
    Lowrance Hook 5 GPS Only (RAM mounted on console) - Navionics +
    V-T2 Live well vents
    (2) Loc-R-Bar / Custom brackets from Bream Metals
    BTO Trailer steps / Bow graph mount

    www.thekelster.com

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    #34
    Quote Originally Posted by Kelster1574 View Post
    There's been a few different posts in the past regarding electronics set-ups. I have a couple buddies looking for ideas on what they need, and what type of set-up to use. Let's see your Bow and Console pics.....I'll start

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    Lowrance Elite 7ti - Downscan / Sonar / Chart - Mount was made custom at 6" high so I could still use my cup and tool holders (PM if you have any questions on it)





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    In Dash - Lowrance Elite 7ti Totalscan

    RAM Mount - Hook 5 / Navionics + Chip - No transducer hooked up, GPS / Chart ONLY


    I really like that bow mount on yours is that a custom mount to accomidate that elite 7 ti base?
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    #35
    Quote Originally Posted by basstrackeroptimax View Post
    I really like that bow mount on yours is that a custom mount to accomidate that elite 7 ti base?
    Yep...which means it will fit the Hook series too
    2016 Ranger RT 188 - Charcoal / Dark Cherry
    2016 Mercury 115 Fourstroke - Laser II 20p
    Minn Kota Fortrex 80lb.
    Lowrance Elite 7Ti Chartplotter/Sonar/Downscan (Bow)
    Lowrance Elite 7Ti Charplotter/Sonar/Total Scan (Dash) - Nautic Insight Pro
    Lowrance Hook 5 GPS Only (RAM mounted on console) - Navionics +
    V-T2 Live well vents
    (2) Loc-R-Bar / Custom brackets from Bream Metals
    BTO Trailer steps / Bow graph mount

    www.thekelster.com

    http://www.youtube.com/user/kelster1574

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    #36
    My two 7" Helix are mounted as follows. Front is mounted on a 4" BBT Angle Mount to give clearance for tools and drink. Console mount is standard in the console.
    2015 Ranger RT188 DC; Mercury Optimax 115ProXS; 20" Laser II
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    #37
    One thing i can say and i think Kelster will agree is the 6" hieght of a center bow bracket is awesome. The elevation for viewing and pressing the buttons is great but it doesnt stick up a kile either. Wish i had made mine a long time ago honestly.
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    2010 Mercury Optimax 1.5L
    Smartcraft Mercmonitor
    6" CMC Manual Jack Plate
    Mark Croxton Modified Laser Prop
    Motorguide Pro 70
    Bluewater LEDs
    Humminbird 898 SI and 788ci at Console
    Humminbird 898 SI at Bow Ethernet Linked
    57.4 MPH GPS


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    #38
    Quote Originally Posted by basstrackeroptimax View Post
    One thing i can say and i think Kelster will agree is the 6" hieght of a center bow bracket is awesome. The elevation for viewing and pressing the buttons is great but it doesnt stick up a kile either. Wish i had made mine a long time ago honestly.
    Without a doubt, the 6" rise is AWESOME!!! Not only does it allow you to still use your cup / tool holder, but it is easier on the body when your bending over turning the unit on/off or adjusting settings. I am old and fat (well my teenagers say I am old, and fat is fat), so 2" makes a big difference....you people are sick.....
    2016 Ranger RT 188 - Charcoal / Dark Cherry
    2016 Mercury 115 Fourstroke - Laser II 20p
    Minn Kota Fortrex 80lb.
    Lowrance Elite 7Ti Chartplotter/Sonar/Downscan (Bow)
    Lowrance Elite 7Ti Charplotter/Sonar/Total Scan (Dash) - Nautic Insight Pro
    Lowrance Hook 5 GPS Only (RAM mounted on console) - Navionics +
    V-T2 Live well vents
    (2) Loc-R-Bar / Custom brackets from Bream Metals
    BTO Trailer steps / Bow graph mount

    www.thekelster.com

    http://www.youtube.com/user/kelster1574

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    #39
    Quote Originally Posted by GeauxTide View Post
    My two 7" Helix are mounted as follows. Front is mounted on a 4" BBT Angle Mount to give clearance for tools and drink.
    The 4" angled bow mount is what I want to use, I wasn't sure if you could still use the drink holder or not. Would you have a pic? thanks

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    #40
    Quote Originally Posted by Kelster1574 View Post
    Without a doubt, the 6" rise is AWESOME!!! Not only does it allow you to still use your cup / tool holder, but it is easier on the body when your bending over turning the unit on/off or adjusting settings. I am old and fat (well my teenagers say I am old, and fat is fat), so 2" makes a big difference....you people are sick.....
    Any side pics of the 6" bow mount? I would like to see it in relation the to gunnel.
    thanks!

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