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Old 05-18-2019, 02:58 PM   #1
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and, speaking of dumb questions, does anyone know of an adjustable, swing arm iPad mount that can be permanently mounted near the helm? I had the perfect one on my previous boat but it went with the boat.
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:43 AM   #2
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Check out RAM Mounts - multiple configurations and customizing. I use a suction cup system for my 10" Ipad but there are a multitude of mounting options.

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Old 05-20-2019, 12:17 PM   #4
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Somewhere I saw someone using a cookbook stand. Looked like a great idea. A little Velcro in a couple of spots would keep things secure.

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I used RAM mounts. They have a great setup that can be used on rails or mounted to a flat surface.


This is the one I used.

https://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-138-235-TAB17U


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I don’t need any mount.
I put the i-pad in-between the chartplotter and the radar indicator vertically the long way fore and aft. Plug in a charging chord to the cigarette lighter and the pad.

Underway the pad rides along and never moves from it’s perch unless I want to use it. When I want to see around the upcoming point I pull out the pad and surf away. Usually I’m surfing quite far up ahead looking for anchorages. Much of it is just for fun to pass the time at the helm. But I hold the pad on my lap and have no need for a “holder”.
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iPad holder.

From amazon the first two I ordered were crap, so I spent an extra $10.00 this one works great for my application I also added a power source close by.
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and, speaking of dumb questions, does anyone know of an adjustable, swing arm iPad mount that can be permanently mounted near the helm?
Pick one out and click on it.

https://www.google.com/search?q=iPad...w=1680&bih=924
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Yup, should find what I am seeking in that group. Thanks
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This is what I use and it is great.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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and, speaking of dumb questions, does anyone know of an adjustable, swing arm iPad mount that can be permanently mounted near the helm? I had the perfect one on my previous boat but it went with the boat.
Google Tackform mounts.
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I bought a Lifeproof waterproof case on EBay. That can be attached to ram mounts on helm and bridge. I keep all manuals on the ipad along with nav and weather apps so ipad might end up in ER, getting dropped etc.
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Old 05-22-2019, 07:37 AM   #13
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Between Arkon and RAM you should be able to come up with a solution that works best. The have a ton of different components, allowing for all kinds of combinations. I've used both for many phones/tablets over the years. Many of the pieces have gotten re-used in new setups.

But as to 'swing arm' you're going to have more challenges. As you put more weight out on an arm you run into problems with vibration and pendulum motions. It's one thing to have a desk or wall-mounted arm at home or in, say, a doctor's office. Those can easily be swung in/out of the way. But those won't work on a boat because you need to have a way to secure them, SOLIDLY, at both the stowed and in-use positions. This leads to a lot of 'fiddly bits' being tightened/loosened all the time. Which leads to wear on the parts, which makes them loosen over time, which causes the mount to vibrate, making the screen hard to read (and further wearing the plastic bits).

So it's one thing to have a mount, but swing arm? I've not yet found one up to the task.
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I'll add another manufacturer, PIVOT. https://pivotcase.com/

We use them at work (airline cockpit) and they are by far the most robust case I've ever had, their mounting solutions are a bit cheaper than ram and it's pretty quick to connect and disconnect.

I have the following on my current boat...: https://www.flyboys.com/pv-717-06.html
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Dan: Your boat goes slow! That iPod will hardly move. Lol
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Dan: Your boat goes slow! That iPod will hardly move. Lol
Moves only when I want and I loosen the holding screws. That is the object.
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Moves only when I want and I loosen the holding screws. That is the object.
No, I meant that many of the TF guys are traveling at hull speed. Just place the tablet on the helm and it wont go anywhere. Lol. Just kidding
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Speaking of mounts, not sure about iPads but Iíve been using these wireless magnetic chargers on my iPhone and they are soooo cool. Charges inductively and phone sticks on the magnet, super convenient and easy. Anyway, not totally OT.
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...but Iíve been using these wireless magnetic chargers....
I've been using wireless chargers for nearly a decade now on various Android phones and tablets. I'm partial to avoiding the kind the require adding a plate to the phone. As those tend to interfere with cases, which in turn interferes with reliable wireless charging. iOttie's brand of cradles has always worked for our phones.
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I've been using wireless chargers for nearly a decade now on various Android phones and tablets. I'm partial to avoiding the kind the require adding a plate to the phone. As those tend to interfere with cases, which in turn interferes with reliable wireless charging. iOttie's brand of cradles has always worked for our phones.
The Apple is built in though, and the metal ring is very thin, goes inside my rubber case and I donít even notice it.
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