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Mighty Mount Installation

Discussion in 'Mounting Systems' started by GlockGuy, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. GlockGuy

    GlockGuy Member

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    o Step One – Assemble all the tools and supplies that you’ll need.
    o 5/32†Hex bit & 5/32†Allen wrench
    o 7/16†combination wrench & 7/16†socket/wrench
    o Electric Drill and bits
    o Waterproof anti-seize compound

    o Step Two – Decide where the Mighty Mount/ PAN-Fish Rotating Camera Pole should be mounted.

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    o Step Three – Once you’ve decided where the Mighty Mount should go, clean the area well.

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    o Step Four – Choose the appropriate drill bit.
    o I chose a slightly undersized drill bit for the bolts provided. I did this so that the threads of the bolt would create corresponding threads in the hull. This makes it unnecessary to utilize any sort of sealing compound, as the fit is tight enough to prevent water entry.

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    o Step Five – The most accurate method of attaching the Might Mount is to drill the first hole, using a Mighty Mount hole as a guide. Secure the Mount with a bolt, and then use the Mighty Mount holes as a guide for holes 2, 3 & 4.

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    NOTE
    DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN BOLTS.
    The bolts only need to be finger tight. You will be securing them with nuts later and if you over tighten them, you will strip out the threads that you have created in the hull.

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    o As seen here, the bolts fill the holes in the hull completely. There is no need for any sort of silicone sealant, as there is no path for water to enter.

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    o Step Six – Since the fasteners are stainless steel, it is essential that some sort of anti-seize is used on the threads of the bolt to prevent galling when installing the washers and nuts.

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    o I was a bit liberal in my application of the anti-seize, but I was doing this by feel, not sight. No harm, no foul.

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    o Step Seven – Install the washers and nuts.
    o While I used a 5/32†bit and driver to install the bolts, I chose to use a 5/32†Allen wrench to hold the bolts while I tightened the nuts, as I REALLY didn’t want the bolt to turn and strip the threads that I had created in the hull. The Allen wrench gives me greater control. Additionally, I applaud Yak Attack for using Allen-head screws, as this tends to deter theft. Most folks don't carry a 5/32" Allen wrench with 'em!

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    o In this case, I chose to install a PAN-Fish Rotating Camera Pole in the Might Mount base.

    o Now, it’s time to choose a location for a Mighty Mount for my PAN-Fish Portrait camera mount.

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    o Because I can’t get to the back of the stainless steel bolts provided in the kit, I went with stainless steel machine screws of the same size.

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    o I chose a drill bit that is just under the size of the shank of the screw, if the threads were removed. This screw is too large to install without predrilling, but I wanted to leave enough material for the threads to grab and hold.

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    o As before, use the holes in the Mighty Mount as a guide and drill the first hole, fill it with a screw and move on to the next hole. If you're a fan of Silent Traction System (STS), you can install the mount right over top of it. It adds an additional level of waterproofing to the installation, although it isn't really necessary.

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    o The finished products(s)!
     
  2. n2bassfishing

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    Do you still have that Ride or did you sell it?
     
  3. GlockGuy

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    Sold it to a SEAL Sniper. When a guy shows up with the latest in .308 from LMT, you take whatever deal he offers you! :eek: Great guy and I gave him a great deal. It was the least I could do for a guy who is at the "Tip of the Spear" fighting for the freedoms that we enjoy, and I hope to get out fishing with him soon.
     
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    I'd be like...Here it's free!
     
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    hey guys.. ever consider making a backing plate for the Mighty Mount for additional strength.. even just a cut out of plastic seams like it would make it stronger.. thats what we do in hawaii for extra under hull support
     
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    It already exists - It's called the Fullback. Luther has a vid of it on here, but we used them under the MightyMounts that I put behind the seat on my 2012 Ride135. We used rigging bullets to remotely attach it, since there is no hatch on the new hull to get direct access. Imagine a plastic backing plate, with the nuts already pressed in, that is the same shape/size as the Mighty Mount.
     
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    I saw that video. Where can you guy the backing plate?
     
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    Production units should be ready sometime in February.
     
  9. cvharrison

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    Where can you purchase STS?
     
  10. Losthog

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    I think Hook1 has it.
     
  11. GlockGuy

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    Do a search for Silent Traction System. At least 3 different retailers carry it.
     
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    I got mine from HOOK1, but if you do an online search for Silent Traction System, you'll find lots of other retailers that carry it as well.
     
  14. Mean Bone

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    Here's the LINK for both products at KFG.
     
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