ScanStrut Rokk Mini, premium marine mount system

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

7 Responses

  1. Ted says:

    How does this mount compare to RAM mounts?

  2. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Hi Ted. RAM mounts are great but not as rock solid as Rokk mounts and not as well made in my experience. I’ve seen a number of RAM components corrode after a while on a boat.
    It’s interesting that RAM offers an amazing variety of tablet holders…
    …but I’m not sure that any are as cleverly designed at the Rokk Mini Universal Clamp.

  3. Howard says:

    I help maintain a fleet that uses RAM mounts for monitors, cameras, laptops, tablets etc.
    The powder coating has gotten better, but it will flake off it is gets nicked and then corrosion sets in. The balls are plastic and will fracture if over tightened and cranked on.
    With reasonable care the product is good.

  4. Richard Howard says:

    I would be leery of this system as it seems to be totally dependent on those two tie straps not failing. Tie straps break all the time in my experience, especially when exposed to UV. Also, this would have been a great time to make a short video on exactly how this system works. Hard to visualize otherwise. Nothing is perfect, I know. Thanks for your efforts.

  5. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Thanks, Richard. Those cable ties seem exceptionally heavy duty and are probably UV protected, but I’ve asked ScanStrut for the specs.
    Also, I can picture a useful video showing how the Rokk Mini body snaps to the base and then how adjustable it is until you tighten the white knob, and finally how strong it is once tightened. So there’s a challenge to ScanStrut 😉

  6. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    ScanStrut is just out with a nifty online “Buyer’s Guide” that quickly sorts out which Rokk mounts fit which devices. Also works for radomes, MFDs, etc.:

  7. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    The Rokk Mini Tablet Clamp has been doing solid service on Gizmo — both pilothouse and flybridge, using two bases — since I wrote this review. So I was really pleased to find this reasonably priced bundle at Defender and now have it installed on Junior:

    Incidentally, my bundle came with two bases, though that wasn’t advertised and may no longer be true.

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