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Saturday, 26 July 2014

A New Super Fish Finder Mount for the Largest Fish Finders coming soon...

Hey Friends,

We are close to releasing our super large fish finder mounting system from Fish Finder Mounts .com & Float Tube Fanatics.  This new Super Fish Finder Mount will sport a 10 amp hour battery to power the largest of fish finders all day long.  This innovative fish finder mount, like most of our other fish finder mounts make your fish finder of choice completely and totally portable.

This fish finder mounting system will be a fantastic solution for fish finders such as:

Lowrance HDS series of fish finders
Garmin GPSmap and Garmin ECHOmap series
Humminbird Onix fish finders, and  Humminbird 800 series and greater

We already have the swivel mounting plate ready, and here's some photos to show off our new 7.5 inch machined plate where you will be able to mount whatever extreme fish finder - chart plotter system you desire:

The New 7.5 x 3.75 inch fish finder mounting plate
for very large fish finders

The underside of the fish finder mounting plate.  The slide rails also provide clearance if mounting screws
pierce through the plate



And, just a reminder, we are on the eve of releasing our glue on mounting system for fully inflatable watercraft such as inflatable kayaks, inflatable boats without a transom, and other odd form inflatables.  We blogged about this new glue on system in our last entry in this blog. Here's a short list of some popular inflatable boats that this new system will be a fantastic solution for vessels such as:

Hobie Mirage i9, i12, i12s, i14t
Saturn Kayaks RK396, FK396, OK420
Sea Eagle Inflatable Boats
And many many more.  Essentially, any inflatable boat where there is not a hard transom.

Thanks for reading and checking out what we have for you.  Please call us at 1-855-784-3474 to get your perfect fish finder mounting system today; or you may email us at: sales@floattubefanatics.com

Until next Post - Tight Lines Amigos :)

Wade

Monday, 14 July 2014

New Fish Finder Mounts coming from Fish Finder Mounts .com & Float Tube Fanatics

We have some new fish finder mounting systems coming soon...

July 14th, 2014

Greetings Friends,

Apologies that it's been a while since our last post.  

Some Thoughts on the Humminbird 386ci


I'm planning to do some nice fish finder reviews by the end of the season.  I have been playing around with and been using some products from both Humminbird and Lowrance recently; but I don't want to put a half baked review.  I want to be sure that the content I put on here helps people in their pragmatic purchasing decisions.  What I will say prior to moving onto some of our new product preludes here, is that I have been using the Humminbird 386ci, and my experience so far has been good.  I'm not a big fan of the Humminbird Piranhamax series because I find their user interfaces somewhat "clunky" if you will.  Plus I think their connectors tend to be on the cheaper side, without a positive lock mechanism.  But so far I have found the Humminbird 386ci menu system on the user interface well organized, and there's lots of tweakability.  Oh, yes, and I didn't much care for the mounting post through which all our cables must be routed.  This just isn't really necessary and creates more trouble than serenity in my opinion.  Here's a couple of pictures of my Outcast Super Fat Cat LCS with the 386ci mounted on our U3 5ah float tube fish finder mount:

Super Fat Cat LCS with Humminbird 386ci mounted

Outcast Super Fat Cat with Float Tube Fanatics U3 Float Tube Mount
& Humminbird 386ci Fish Finder


Anyhow, enough of that.  I really wanted to post what's coming up with our new mounting systems.  Let's start with this:

An Awesome New Fish Finder Mount for Inflatable Kayaks and Boats


We've had quite a few customers over time that have inflatable crafts, like, let's say "Zodiac" style inflatable boats.  Sometimes we've been able to support these customers reasonably well, in the cases where their air bladder extends past the transom somewhat; but at other times, these customers will have an inflatable kayak, or a similar water craft where there's no easy way to mount a fish finder or the transducer - due to the hull/bladder design.  

Well, I think think the following pictures will give you a good view as to what we are planning.  This system leverages the Scotty 341 glue on mount for inflatable boats; and yes, we will be including this part in our mounting kit - so you may understand this aspect better, the web link is here:  


Please remember, we don't do anything half hazard.  Instead we put quite a lot of thought into the fish finder mounting solutions we create for our customers.  What we always try to do, is to provide the best most practical solution for the boat owner that exists in the marketplace today.  One of our primary goals is to always try and offer something that gives the fisherman everything he/she needs to mount and power their fish finder (along with the transducer) straight out of the box.  Yes, sometimes this does involve other companies' product innovations as in this case:





Yet the question remains:  "how do you secure a transducer to a collapsible inflatable boat where you can't simply wrap a strap around the bladder like you can with a typical float tube or pontoon raft etc - like we've done for our belly boat / float tube and pontoon fish finder mounting designs.  

It's here that I would like to mention a couple of boats that have come up quite a bit.  There have been quite of a few owners of the Sea Eagle 285 boat or similar designs from Sea Eagle.  Also, we've had quite a few inflatable kayak owners seeking help in mounting a fish finder to their inflatable boats.  We have supplied solutions to some of these customers, but albeit with a foreboding in our heart that we couldn't provide the best most intuitive design or solution that at the time we thought we could.  We'll we've got around to it now, so we are very excited to give you, our customers and fans a bit of a foreshadowing of how these systems will work and what they will look like.  They will be available for purchase on our websites:  www.fishfindermounts.com & www.floattubefanatics.com soon.  

So this is it, we have a new glue-on system where we will provide the best glue and the glue-on malleable base ( scotty 341glue on pad / base ); so no one has to figure it out on their own.  Once again, this keeps consistent with our company products mantra: "Everything you need to mount and power your fish finder straight out of the box." 

Once this secondary glue on base is glued on in the preferred spot, our transducer mount slides into the mating plate for a removable transducer mount solution.  It's super easy to snap in, it's super strong, and it's super easy to take off again.  It really leverages our current float tube transducer design too; so if the user has a float tube they can go ahead and mount their transducer on their float tube as well (just add a strap).  The pictures below show the system with both a short base arm and also an extension arm piece, literally lthe user to extend the transducer mount for perceivably as long as would be needed to reach into the water.  We already currently sell the transducer arm extensions on our sites. Sound good?  Here's the next set of pictures to provide a glimpse on how the transducer mounting solution works for Zodiak or inflatable boats:

Fish Finder Mounts .com inflatable glue on extendable transducer mount for inflatable boats with extension piece
Single arm transducer mount extension
Complete Fish Finder Mounts .com Glue-On tranducer mount with one
Extension added.




Photo Showing slide in transducer mount
Transducer Mount with extension arm
From Float Tube Fanatics &
Fish Finder Mounts .com



























So that's a wrap for now friends.  We hope to get some photos of this new fish finder mounting system on an inflatable boat or two for your viewing pleasure soon.

Next Fish Finder Mount Blog Post Preview


Up, in the next day or so, I will be adding a new post providing you with a glimpse of our new and upcoming 7-1/2 x 3" mounting plate for extra large fish finders.  In concert with this new mounting plate we will be designing and selling a new super high capacity battery box to contain a high capacity battery in and around the 10-14 amp hour range.  This new fish finder mounting system will allow our customers to drive and run super large fish finders such as the Humminbird Onix and 800-900 series fish finders or the Lowrance HDS series, or the Garmin echoMAP or GPSMAP models.  Essentially this new super fish finder mount will support the super fish finders that are in the market today; allowing the user to easily "mount and power their fish finder of choice" with an All-In-One fish finder mounting solution.  It will also make these fish finders portable just the same way pretty much all our other mounting solutions work.  Please stay tuned and tight lines to all our fishing fanatical friends out there.  

By the way, don't forget, you can subscribe to this blog by adding in your email at the top of the Blog whenever you like.  This will help you stay tuned without having to Google us every so often manually.  Oh, and we also have a great YouTube channel here, filled with numerous videos demonstrating our fish finder mounting products and solutions here:  https://www.youtube.com/user/floattubefanatics .  Please take some time and check it out - and subscribe if you like  :)

Your Friends at Float Tube Fanatics & Fish Finder Mounts .com
www.fishfindermounts.com
www.floattubefanatics.com
Call us Toll Free: 1-855-784-3474
email: sales@floattubefanatics.com

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Fish Finder Mounts .com & Float Tube Fanatics Customer Reviews

Real Customer Reviews on Float Tube Fanatics & Fish Finder Mounts .com Fish Finder Mounts


1) April 29th, 2014, from Gordy in Virginia

Wade,

The magnetic transducer mount really rocks!  It also allows me the freedom to take my fish finder or not.  Your new stronger magnetic transducer mount will be great for double walled kayaks!  Keep up the great work!  Here is a sampling of some of the fish that I've caught while using the magnetic transducer mount with my electronics.

All the best, 

Gordy




Here's Gordy's Magnetic Transducer mount from the side of his Kayak:



2) May 3rd, 2014, from James in Iowa

Easy to put on & works great, thank you fishfinder mount family your great!!!!!!!!!

Colorado XT pontoon from Classic Accessories with Float Tube Fanatics Pontoon Fish Finder Mount
James with his new fish finder mount from Float Tube Fanatics & his Colorado XT Pontoon - very kewl :)

3) January 5th, 2014, from Omar, Magnetic Transducer Mount

"Hi Wade
Used your transducer mount yesterday with great success. The product performs flawlessly. The same could not be said for my aging Hummingbird Piranhamax Portable. After 10 years of faithful service, it's time to upgrade. Couldn't get it to stay on and I need more than just a depth gauge.

Read your reviews along with various posts on the float tube forum and settled on the Lowrance Elite 4x DSI. Just need the remaining bits from your kit to get it going. I think the transducer mount I already got from you is universal so I might be set there.

Please let me know what is left? I'd like to get the latest long life battery pack and mounting bracket (U2?), and don't need the low profile model. If you could send me a list and the invoice like last time, that would be great." 

That's all for now folks.  I will post more Float Tube Fanatics & Fish Finder Mounts .com fish finder mounting system reviews soon -- Wade.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Raymarine Dragonfly Fish Finder On A Float Tube

Raymarine Dragonfly Fish Finder On A Float Tube


Hi Friends, 

A Raymarine update for you.  I thought you might like to see the Raymarine Dragonfly professionally mounted by Float Tube Fanatics on one of our customer's Fish Cat float tubes.  We want to extend our thanks to Ricardo (aka. Rick) in California for these awesome photos.  He has an awesome float tube set up:

You can see the Raymarine Dragonfly transducer on the right side
The control head is mostly obscured by the rod holder

Raymarine Dragonfly deftly mounted on Fish Cat float tube by Float Tube Fanatics

Raymarine Dragonfly mounted by Float Tube Fanatics U2 Universal Fish Finder Mount
from Float Tube Fanatics & Fish Finder Mounts .com

We now have a larger power capacity fish finder mount model called the U3.  We recommend this mount for the Raymarine Dragonfly, as this fish finder does draw 500 watts RMS.  This new model looks identical to the one above, yet is slightly larger, and heavier by just 1lb - yet the new U3 fish finder mount will provide the user with almost 2x the run time.  To get yours now click here: 

http://www.fishfindermounts.com/#!product/prd1/1619659475/u3-float-tube-mount%2C-5ah--lrg-finders-(ffm-)

And again, here's a refresher on what the Raymarine Dragonfly transducer looks like mounted.  This one is on a canoe:

Float Tube Fanatics Magnetic Transducer Mount with  Raymarine Dragonfly Transducer  CPT-60 transducer
Here's a nice inside shot so you may see what that looks like versus the outside you see above.  Remember, with this magnetic mount that acts like an invisible clamp, you do not need to drill any holes, glue, or set up a through-hull transducer mount.  Here it is:

Float Tube Fanatics magnetic transducer mount on inside of wood canoe

From Your Friends at Float Tube Fanatics & Fish Finder Mounts .com
Toll Free: 1-855-784-FISH (3474)
Email: sales@floattubefanatics.com
www.floattubefanatics.com
www.fishfindermounts.com

Monday, 17 February 2014

Fish Finder Mounts Product Brochure - "EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO MOUNT & POWER YOUR FISH FINDER!

Greetings Friends,

We are posting to provide you all with a look at our first product brochure.  We've had quite a few of you asking for brochures, so you may be able to distribute them in your fishing clubs - so without further rambling, here it is:
Float Tube Fanatics & Fish Finder Mounts .Com 2014 Fish Finder Mounts Product Brochure (pg. 1)

Float Tube Fanatics & Fish Finder Mounts .Com 2014 Fish Finder Mounts Product Brochure (pg. 2)

PS. if you would like to request glossy prints of the real thing, please call us today @ toll free 1-855-784-FISH 
or Email us at:  sales@floattubefanatics.com

Fishing  Season is just about here!  Yaay!

Thursday, 6 February 2014

A Powerful Universal Fish Finder Mount - Make Any Fish Finder Portable Now!

A New More Powerful Universal Fish Finder Mount With Integrated Power is Here!

It took too long, but we finally did it.  

Our first universal fish finder mounting systems included and 2.9 amp hour power source.  These are amazing solutions for making pretty much any compact fish finder from Lowrance, Humminbird, Garmin and Raymarine into a portable fish finder.  We have Float Tube, Pontoon and Boat fish finder mounts with this power configuration; but now we've stepped it up!

We now have finally released our higher powered 5 amp hour models.  Now those of you who want to mount larger higher powered fish finders, have even a better solution than before.  This new battery box platform is the same awesome design, yet it is about 25% larger, and about 1 lb heavier; but again, the user is getting a full 2.1 amp hours more of power capacity.  

We chose a 5 amp hour battery because it allowed us not to give too much up in the way of form factor and portability, yet the user still gets almost double the power capacity.  These new universal fish finder mounting solutions are offered again in both the boat and the tube versions. Get yours now at these links:  




Here's a video to give you a closer look:



So there we have it folks.  Our new higher powered mounts are now available to you.  We'll be back soon, but until then, All the best of life to you all :)


Wade






Friday, 24 January 2014

Raymarine Dragonfly Fish Finder now fully supported by Float Tube Fanatics & Fish Finder Mounts .com

Raymarine Dragonfly Fish Finder now fully supported by Float Tube Fanatics & Fish Finder Mounts .com


Hi Friends, 

We just wanted to drop a quick note here for you, and let you know that we have recently designed, and are manufacturing new transducer brackets ('arms' as we call them) that fit the Raymarine Dragonfly transducer.  One of our great customers "Mike" helped us out getting this done, and here is what it looks like on his canoe using our magnetic transducer mount set up:

Float Tube Fanatics Magnetic Transducer Mount with  Raymarine Dragonfly Transducer  CPT-60 transducer
Here's a nice inside shot so you may see what that looks like versus the outside you see above.  Remember, with this magnetic mount that acts like an invisible clamp, you do not need to drill any holes, glue, or set up a through-hull transducer mount.  Here it is:

Float Tube Fanatics magnetic transducer mount on inside of wood canoe
To buy your own magnetic transducer mount, click here now:  


You May also purchase our entire fish finder boat mount system complete with a rechargeable battery, magnetic transducer mount, and the control head mount together - if you click here now:


Our entire boat mounting system for single hull water craft such as Jon boats, open v-hull aluminium boats, canoes, kayaks, etc. makes most of the popular fish finders on the market today completely portable.  This system is also very easy to set up and it installs on you boat within seconds literally!  The full system looks like this:

The Complete Float Tube Fanatics Magnetic Boat Mounting System - easily make your fish finder portable now!
Oh yeah, if you want to see more of our products live in action on video, please take a bit of time and check out our You Tube channel. There's many very informative videos to help you understand and see first hand how our mounting systems work, and how great they really are.  We try to provide as much content as possible for our customers so they can have confidence when buying that they know they will be getting something that will really will solve their fish finder mounting problems competently; and that they will be getting very high quality products.  So here is the link for our YouTube channel - Enjoy!:


Fishing season for most of us is just around the corner, so we imagine everyone - like us - is getting excited about enjoying the great outdoors on the water here soon :)

By the way, a huge thank you to all of our customers who have supported us with their patronage, pictures and feedback through 2013!  We wish you all the very best in 2014!

From Your Friends at Float Tube Fanatics & Fish Finder Mounts .com
Toll Free: 1-855-784-FISH (3474)
Email: sales@floattubefanatics.com
www.floattubefanatics.com
www.fishfindermounts.com