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MOUNTS

like snowflakes, every kayak has a unique shape -- coaming, cockpit, hull -- which made finding a mount to fit them all a supreme design challenge

we've developed three support mounts to work with versa and gamut: one that fits most sit-in kayaks and two that fit many sit-on-top kayaks. the mount is included in the price

 

for maximum stability, we recommend using our hinged mount for sit-in kayaks whenever possible

see our list of compatible kayaks and know that we'll add more mounts over time

hinged mount

[for sit-in kayaks]

This innovative mount is best suited for sit-in kayaks with a defined one- to two-inch wide coaming around the cockpit or a mostly flat deck area. A small hinge plate attaches to the front edge of the coaming with two small bolts, and two side arm stabilizing sockets are attached to each side of the coaming. Flexible gaskets are included for both the hinge plate and the side mounts to achieve an ideal fit.  Both the vertical bar (12" - 18")  and the horizontal bars (20" - 29.5") can be adjusted for length to fit a range of kayaks.

Once attached, the Hinged Mount lifts upward for ease of entrance and exit. The RAM Mounts ball joints used on each side arm pop into the side socket mounts for additional stability. In the event of capsize, the horizontal arms easily pop out of the sockets. Should the side mounts not fit on your coaming, you can simply rest the side arms on top of the coaming, though you will lose a small degree of stability. 

A short vertical post slips into the universal track on top of the mount. The post supports the Versa system and can be moved forward or backward for ideal body positioning. The track system also accommodates RAM Mounts, YakAttack and Scotty mounting accessories, including rod holders and cameras. 

The Hinged Mount can be easily removed with the pull of a pin; only the small hinge plate remains on the front coaming. Extra hinges and side arm stabilizing mounts are available for purchase so that Versa can be used on more than one kayak. You can view an installation video here

plate mount

[for sit-on-top kayaks]

To use Gamut or Versa on your sit-on-top kayak, the kayak must have a sufficiently-sized flat area between the paddler's legs, roughly 4 inches wide by 6.5 inches long, so that the mount can be secured. If there is a cup holder or hatch cover in the way, you may or may not be able to attach the mount directly over them. The flat attachment area must also be approximately an arm’s length from your body.

 

Our Plate Mount and track are secured to deck of the kayak using well nuts or rivets, and a short vertical post slips into them. The post can be moved forward or backward for ideal positioning. When not in use, the post can be removed and all that remains is the track, which can be used with RAM MountsYakAttack and Scotty mounting accessories, including rod holders and cameras. You can view our installation demo video here.

 

Because the Plate Mount does not have the benefit of side stability arms like the Hinged Mount, if you have access to the inside of the kayak (e.g. via a hatch) we recommended using a YakAttack Backing Plate and Rigging Bullets to attach our Plate Mount in the most secure manner. See our FAQs (How to Install Mounts) or our Shop page for details. The Plate Mount can be mounted without access to inside the sit-on-top kayak, and we include hardware for that purpose, however long-term, the system may not remain as stable as it would if secured internally. 

 

Because the Plate Mount does not have the benefit of side stability arms like the Hinged Mount, many of our customers have found ways to modify our sit-on-top mounts to achieve stronger stability. See our Facebook page for photo examples.

[for sit-on-top kayaks]

plunger mount    & spline

To use Versa or Gamut on your sit-on-top kayak with the RAM Mounts plunger base and spline, the kayak must have a sufficiently-sized flat area between the paddler's legs, roughly 2 inches wide by 4 inches long, so that the mount can be secured. If there is a cup holder or hatch cover in the way, you may or may not be able to attach the mount directly over them. The flat attachment area must also be approximately an arm’s length from your body as you will not be able to adjust this mount forward or backward (unlike the Plate Mount which you can adjust).

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The plunger mount is secured to the deck of the kayak with well nuts or rivets, and the spline and short vertical post slip into it. When not in use, the post can be removed and all that remains is the small RAM base mount which can be used with other RAM Mounts accessories such as cameras or rod holders.

 

Because the plunger mount does not have the benefit of side stability arms like the Hinged Mount, many of our customers have found ways to modify our sit-on-top mounts to achieve stronger stability. See our Facebook page for photo examples.

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