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Getting ready to bow mount a Humminbird 571 HD DI on an RT178, and was curious as to the best spot to put it: somewhere on the step pad (not ideal, but best location for viewing), or on the carpet to the right of the TM pedal. Thoughts?

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I've had them all over the place in the front.  I am a constant watcher and when to the starboard side of the deck I got neck cramps fishing from the port side of the boat.  The one I have right now is mounted on a ram in front of my recessed trolling motor tray.  I like that better than any other way I have tried.

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Here is the layout

 

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 Since you have the foot pedal tray, the best mount to attach the unit mount to is the KicknBass bridge bracket or similar

 

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Either right in the middle or slightly or put it close to the center on the step

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I also have the KB bracket and wouldn't trade it as now the finder is out of the way and a great position to view even in the sun..

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I mounted an elite 7 on RAM mount on my RT188 up on the step opposite from the trolling motor. I mounted it kinda high because I like to pull bouncers for walleye and I have a terrova up front so I want to be able to sit at the console and see the depth at the front of the boat for following contours.

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Here is a picture of how I set mine up. I heard KicknBass is working on a mount for the console so hopefully the 998 will move over the wheel eventually.

 

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