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Old 10-03-2018, 01:54 PM   #1
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I-Pad Mounts?

I will be using my I-Pad for Navigation and was curious which mounts are being used and if you like it? I want to mount it on the console with my other instruments. I'd like it to be removable and flexible in its configurations.
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Old 10-03-2018, 02:17 PM   #2
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We use a cook book stand made under the name “Prepara”. We bought it at a cooking gizmo store in Sarasota a few years ago. We didn’t want anything permanently mounted and have plenty of flat surfaces. It’s surprisingly stable, it’s adjustable and it stores flat.
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Old 10-03-2018, 08:15 PM   #3
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Neat idea LarryM! Never thought of that one!
SeaBreeze, which app are you using on your iPad for navigation?
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https://www.rammount.com/products/x-grip

Cant go wrong with RAM mounts. You can build the whole mount out of their different balls, socket arms.
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+1 for RAM mounts
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A RAM mount is what we chose for our lower station IPad mount. It's very secure and infinitely adjustable. Santas helper is happy with it so it must be good.
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I put ipad in a waterproof case, then mounted with ram mount. Needs to be securely mounted in rough water. I use navionics. It is also loaded with weather apps, radar apps, kindle, etc. Gets a lot of use. Note that ipad in hot sun may overheat and shut down.
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The Pivot case and mount is also an alternative. At least one airline has repaced the Ram mounts with Pivot mounts in cockpits.
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CruiserChick I use iNavX and like it. Once I got used to navigating around on the screen I found it to work well. I'm curious what others use and how they compare to dedicated GPS units??
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I use a RAM mount and since I normally pilot from the flybridge I have it attached to the rail. That's the good thing about RAM mounts - they have every conceivable way to mount and pivot.


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I-Pad Mounts?

Above the helm on my Mainship Pilot I have an a 10.5 iPad Pro in a waterproof Lifeproof Nuud case. It is held securely by a Slipgrip Ram mount. I added an Apple Lightning power cord with a 12v to 5v converter to keep it powered and charged. I have a series of marine apps including several weather apps, AyeTides XL, iDrifter anchor watch and charting apps including AquaMaps and Navionics which connects to my Axiom Raymarine Mfd. I also have the Xfinity TV app which enables me to get all my cable stations I get at home when I have internet access.

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Tamrow, is your Slip Grip Ram on a suction cup, or did you drill the mount in? Can you tilt the iPad for different viewing angles?

Agree, Ram mounts are great. I have only used suction cups, and they never come lose.
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https://www.rammount.com/products/x-grip

Cant go wrong with RAM mounts. You can build the whole mount out of their different balls, socket arms.
I had the perfect computer swing arm mount. Bought it from West Marine. That set up when with the boat, West Marine stopped carrying the mount. I haven't found another "perfect mount". SIGH
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Tamrow, is your Slip Grip Ram on a suction cup, or did you drill the mount in? Can you tilt the iPad for different viewing angles?

Agree, Ram mounts are great. I have only used suction cups, and they never come lose.


The iPad mount is a 1” ball with a round plate screwed in (4 screws) with a 3” double socket arm. It has limited articulation but I normally don’t need to move it much. I also have a 7” arm which has much more range and I even have a double ball connector so if I wanted I could have a full 10+ inches but I prefer the shorter 3” and have no need to have it longer.
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