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    Mounting Position for a Ski Mirror-gctid372225

    With all the good ideas I have got form this site one I want to put on for next summer is a Water Ski rear-view Mirror.

    I always ski with a spotter and love driving the boat but would like to be able to keep a visual on what is happening behind me as well.

    The idea spot is obviously on the front window screen frame as far to the left of the driver's side as you can.

    Has anyone got any advice here on where/how to mount?

    I don't want the mirror above the screen as it will get caught on the covers and ideally I don't want to be taking it off all the time.

    #2
    Get the cipa large single mirror...it mounts to frame with twist of a knob...very stout and doesnt scratch frame....mount out of direct line of sight, just like rear view mirror in car...otherwise it blocks view of water ahead of ya....above frame and just to my left...if standing I look down to it and seated I look up...you will take off when done though...takes seconds.

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      #3
      Tony,

      I mounted one a few months ago.

      It works great.

      I'll get a photo and post it up.

      I did have to make a small bracket to mount it.

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        #4
        Danny wrote:
        Tony,

        I mounted one a few months ago.

        It works great.

        I'll get a photo and post it up.

        I did have to make a small bracket to mount it.
        Fantasic, photos I can understand.

        Look forward to seeing what you did.

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          #5
          ...because if it's rounded (like mine, 2009 175 bowrider), most if not all the thumbscrew/bracket mirrors just don't stay put. They are designed for a square windshield frame, but with the rounded ones you attach the mirror -- a square mount fixture going on a rounded frame -- and after you tighten the thumbscrews, the mirror will "pinch" itself off. I've been looking for such a mirror but with a rounded bracket but to no avail. I like the idea of just placing the mirror, tightening it. and then if you want to take it down you just loosen and remove. But someone needs to offer one that will satisfactorily stay in place after being attached. I like the mirror above the frame, but I'm considering a suction cup type just for the ease-of-use (if indeed it will stay put). But that means a below-the-frame placement. What a crazy deal...so much angst over a boat rear-view mirror. Ha! Not sure where that fits in the world's vast array of troubles!

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            #6
            GoingGreen wrote:
            ...because if it's rounded (like mine, 2009 175 bowrider), most if not all the thumbscrew/bracket mirrors just don't stay put. They are designed for a square windshield frame, but with the rounded ones you attach the mirror -- a square mount fixture going on a rounded frame -- and after you tighten the thumbscrews, the mirror will "pinch" itself off. I've been looking for such a mirror but with a rounded bracket but to no avail. I like the idea of just placing the mirror, tightening it. and then if you want to take it down you just loosen and remove. But someone needs to offer one that will satisfactorily stay in place after being attached. I like the mirror above the frame, but I'm considering a suction cup type just for the ease-of-use (if indeed it will stay put). But that means a below-the-frame placement. What a crazy deal...so much angst over a boat rear-view mirror. Ha! Not sure where that fits in the world's vast array of troubles!
            I rate it right up there, losing sleep at night trying to find the solution but hopefully someone has solved the mistery before us.

            I too have the round frame and have found the same issue. Danny sounds like he might have sorted this with a simple bracket. Looking forward to seeing what he has done.:worth

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              #7
              Guys,

              I will get a photo tomorrow and post it up.

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                #8
                Danny wrote:
                Guys,

                I will get a photo tomorrow and post it up.



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                  #9
                  Danny wrote:
                  Guys,

                  I will get a photo tomorrow and post it up.



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                    #10
                    And you can actually see the skier with a mirror that small in that position? Even with my 14" CIPA clamp on mirror mounted in the center there are blind spots.

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                      #11
                      http://www.cipausa.com/

                      Looks like the cipa comp and cipa Wave both have an option for round windshields

                      Comp

                      01300 (M1C) - Black

                      02621 (B721) - Dash-mount bracket

                      01873 (B874) - Bracket for Round windshields

                      01876 (B875) - Bracket for Square windshields

                      Wave

                      02874 - Black Housing, Round Bracket (M1D 874)

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                        #12
                        oldjeep wrote:
                        And you can actually see the skier with a mirror that small in that position? Even with my 14" CIPA clamp on mirror mounted in the center there are blind spots.
                        Sure can.

                        I can't see if they are winking at me or not, but I can their position and hand signals.

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                          #13
                          Mounting on the windscreen support is a good idea. This means I can fit and forget, I didn't want to have to remove every time I go out or to put the covers on.

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                            #14
                            Macca wrote:
                            Mounting on the windscreen support is a good idea. This means I can fit and forget, I didn't want to have to remove every time I go out or to put the covers on.
                            You don't need to remove it when it is attached to the windsheild frame either.

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                              #15
                              I was also looking for an ideal place to mount the mirror and found this pic:

                              [img]/media/kunena/attachments/vb/677210=26792-mirror.jpg[/img]Hope this helps...KC :-)

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