I finally got my Coosa almost completely rigged up. I still need to rig up a rear-mounted, front facing camera mount. I must give credit to iFish since I copied most of his set up and for his consultation on what I needed to get. Here she is fully rigged for down-lining for stripers. Installed Tallon receivers for the RAM mounts.
I added magnetic tape to the mounting board to help hold tools, hooks, etc.... I used Scotty mounts to take advantage of all the Scotty stuff I already own.
Here she is cleanly rigged for river fishing. In this configuration, I mounted the camera in upper Tallon.
Nice set up. I use my Coosa about twice as much as I do my Cuda. That may change after my move up north to the hills out of the swamps. Lanier, Carters and Altoona seem to fit the Cuda more. I really like the console set up. May have to copy that one.
The Talon receiver are expensive, but they do provide a great mounting option. In fact, it wasn't just the Talon receivers, it was the rest of the Ram stuff. Ram makes a quality product, but they are really expensive!!!! I actually prefer Scotty because of this. However, this year Coosa (2011) was designed (molded) for those Talon receivers which is why I used them. How are the newer Coosa's designed? Mighty mounts?
I actually cut 1/8" plastic sheets to fill the molded holes so I could use what mounts I wanted. I have one of the first months production runs so I don't know if they have changed since then. They were molded to fit the Talon.
Looking forward to the pics. Need all the help I can get. I may still see what I can build with scrap from work.
Ok, here are the pics I took today. Forgiveness if they didn't turn out well. Also, all of this was done for me by the fine folks at The Outside World. The gear used is Mad Frog Gear which is available there. All of this is cheaper than just the two talon mounts up front. I hope this helps.
The first thing you need to do is create an anchor point.
Then you attach the dashboard like so
so that you can stow your rods like so
when downlining for stripers, you set the rod out to the side. Scotty mounts makes this easy.
Looks good. So the straps hold it down with tight with no issues by becoming loose?
It's never been an issue for me. I've caught many many hybrids / striper on this. I can't speak for other gear. I know this gear works, and works well. It's the combination of the mount, the clips, and the dashboard working in concert that make it all work.
Here's my oldest daughter last year with a two-fer using it. She had a blast fighting two at the same time. the dashboard did it's job.