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Old 27 February 2019, 16:15   #1
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Advice re Garmin 922 chart plotter - ball mounted

Has anyone got the Garmin 922/922xs chartplotter or the Garmin 722/722xs chartplotter either flush mounted or ball mounted. I am considering getting the 922xs but cannot fit it flush mounted because the console vertical ledge is just slightly too narrow, so a ball mounting is the only option. I can flush mount the 722xs but obviously would prefer the larger screen. I have heard that vibration can be a problem on a larger ball mounted chart plotter, so I was hoping that someone might have tried a 922 ball mounted so that I could determine if it was practical on a rib.TIA, Phil.
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Old 28 February 2019, 03:30   #2
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not familiar with the ball mount but i did have a humminbird with a bayonet type fitting on my rib and it was a pain in the rough disconnecting the power every wave ive used the u bracket on a few boats and currently have a 7 inch screen lowrance on my SIB with no problems.
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Old 28 February 2019, 03:44   #3
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Jeff, thanks for the reply. Garmin call them ball mounts, but they are more of a 'U' bracket on a swivel mount. We've got one on a smaller Garmin 50s Echomap and we've not had a problem but it's half the size of a 722 or 922.
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it's a big unit for sure and just had a look at the ball mount personally i like the two points of contact if not flush mounted my preference is the bracket as shown reason being i like that the angle of screen can be adjusted to suit, of course the ball mount position is even better with side movement and if its solid and not affected by vibration/slam would be the way to go. does the cables still go into the back of the unit because my humminbird went into the base then through contacts which was the issue wear and coming loose.



https://www.marinesuperstore.com/gps...n-gpsmap-922xs

i had another look its a bit confusing on some sites the above is call a ball mount with 2 knobs and also this below.
https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/p/559536
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Jeff, thanks for the reply. Garmin call them ball mounts, but they are more of a 'U' bracket on a swivel mount. We've got one on a smaller Garmin 50s Echomap and we've not had a problem but it's half the size of a 722 or 922.
I managed to break the single central plastic fitting that you describe with a 5" Garmin screen . Luckily repairable with a new nut & bolt and penny washers ( in ali and rubber to try and shock proof a bit ). Unless they have beefed up this fitting I can't see it working with 7" and 9" screens .
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i think Bern answers your question. my bracket is ABS bolted solid flat over its length i like the concept of the swivel but its well out of balance/strength if it were on my 7" never mind larger units, unless you get an ali one made up if you need the rotation supporting the whole bracket.
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I've not found a ball mount that holds position when you hit rough weather and are rushing to get home. However this type have worked very well, there are several models including side mounts and flat mounts, these lock solid. By the way I mount a hds 12 which doesn't move at all on the mount and is dead easy to move around.
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Jeff, Bern and Jon, thank you for taking the trouble to reply. The information has been most useful.With best regards, Phil and Jane.
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Jeff, Bern and Jon, thank you for taking the trouble to reply. The information has been most useful.With best regards, Phil and Jane.
It's great to see such good manners in thanking people, really appreciate it and thanks back at you
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