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 Post subject: Lowrance Elite 4 DSI
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:33 am 
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My old fishfinder crapped out and I bought a Lowrance Elite 4 DSI. The base has 4 mounting holes but I can only position it to where I can get 2 bolts in the mounting board without drilling into the hull. Will appreciate any and all suggestions.

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 Post subject: Re: Lowrance Elite 4 DSI
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:54 am 
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I found an adapter at ACK.

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 Post subject: Re: Lowrance Elite 4 DSI
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:36 pm 
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That is the unit I have. You will like it!

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 Post subject: Lowrance Elite 4 DSI
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:07 pm 
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I tried my new Lowrance Elite 4 DSI fish finder out today and was very disappointed. After catching 2 bass, and fiddling with it for 2 hours, I still could not see it very good at all, unusable. Then I came home and read the manual and learned how to set the backlight. It was set on level 3 and when I set it to level 10, it was much better, but still dim in bright sunshine in the driveway. Any comments on this model??? Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Lowrance Elite 4 DSI
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:36 pm 
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U mean I will like the Ram mount or the Elite 4 DS? I rigged it temporarily and could not see it well with backlight set at level 3 on the lake. When I got home, i read the manual and found how to set the backlight at level 10 and it seems ok, but not so good in direct, bright, sun light in my driveway.

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 Post subject: Re: Lowrance Elite 4 DSI
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:17 pm 
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You did not say anything about a RAM mount. I was referring to the Elite 4DS. With that said, I mounted mine with a small RAM mount on the closest left corner of the mounting board. I decided it was too far away and eventually added an extension so now it is closer to me. I like it much better that way. I can also see it much better in the sunlight this way. This also gets the unit out of the way if I have to paddle when the weeds are too thick to use the mirage drive.

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 Post subject: Re: Lowrance Elite 4 DSI
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:58 pm 
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Where u get this extension? Sounds like a great idea. My Ram mount coming Thursday.
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 Post subject: Re: Lowrance Elite 4 DSI
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:48 pm 
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I am reminded of an old quote my dad taught me.
"When all else fails, read the instructions"


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 Post subject: Re: Lowrance Elite 4 DSI
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:56 pm 
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I bought the original RAM mount on eBay and I think that mount is just short of 4" long. I went on eBay and bought another 1" ball and another mounting arm that is slightly longer and connected them together. That brings the unit close enough so I do not have to lean forward to push buttons and I can bend it due to the extra joint to any position I want. I love this setup and I got it dirt cheap.

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