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Offline mt.redneck

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Humminbird helix 5
« on: Jul 23, 2019, 03:43 PM »
Anyone know how wide the gimble mounting holes are on a helix 5?
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Re: Humminbird helix 5
« Reply #1 on: Jul 24, 2019, 08:51 AM »
I can measure this evening

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Re: Humminbird helix 5
« Reply #2 on: Jul 24, 2019, 10:14 AM »
I can measure this evening

That would be awesome thank you!
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Re: Humminbird helix 5
« Reply #3 on: Jul 24, 2019, 10:33 AM »
Interesting that the install manual doesn't show the dimensions or include a template:

https://humminbird.johnsonoutdoors.com/sites/johnsonoutdoors-store/files/assets/misc/HU/H/HUM_productmanual_IG_HELIX_5-7_532312/HUM_productmanual_IG_HELIX_5-7_532312.pdf?_ga=2.62472431.214961141.1563981167-1977970065.1563981167

It just instructs you to use the bracket to determine where to drill the holes.  Practical, but only if you already know it will fit!  And how do you know it will fit?  Assemble it and move it around:

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Place the assembled control head in various locations to determine the bestmounting location with the following requirements:
-a stable, protected surface to protect the control head from excessive waveshock, vibration, and water
-sufficient space for the control head tilt range
-visibility during operation, as well as easy installation and removal
-access above and below the mounting surface to pass the cables through to the control head
-space for the 1" (25 mm) cable hole, under the bracket or 2" to 4" (50to 100 mm) behind the chosen mounting location

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Re: Humminbird helix 5
« Reply #4 on: Jul 25, 2019, 10:40 AM »
sorry got busy building ice rods....I'll get the dimensions up today

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Re: Humminbird helix 5
« Reply #5 on: Jul 25, 2019, 03:02 PM »
sorry got busy building ice rods....I'll get the dimensions up today

No problem :)
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Re: Humminbird helix 5
« Reply #6 on: Jul 26, 2019, 08:23 AM »
I bought a ram mount for my helix 5 and on the description from ram's website is "The RAM-202-153-202U consists of a round 2.5" diameter round base (Universal AMPs Hole Pattern), double socket arm and 1.5" x 3" rectangular base.The rectangular base contains four holes with a center to center pattern of 1" x 2.5". For most applications, mount will support up to ten pounds." It fits perfectly.

https://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-202-153-202U

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Re: Humminbird helix 5
« Reply #7 on: Jul 29, 2019, 10:36 AM »
I bought a ram mount for my helix 5 and on the description from ram's website is "The RAM-202-153-202U consists of a round 2.5" diameter round base (Universal AMPs Hole Pattern), double socket arm and 1.5" x 3" rectangular base.The rectangular base contains four holes with a center to center pattern of 1" x 2.5". For most applications, mount will support up to ten pounds." It fits perfectly.

https://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-202-153-202U

That's it, measured 1x2.5' on mine....I've always done as the install sheet says, lay the gimble on the surface, mark the holes, drill and install screws

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Re: Humminbird helix 5
« Reply #8 on: Jul 29, 2019, 01:40 PM »
Sorry. I ment the mounting holes on the sonar itself, where you would attatch the sonar to the gimbal mount, not attatching the gimbal mount to a base. Its probably in the 6-7 inch range would be my guess
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