Peter do you need to mount BOTH at the same time? I have an iPad and a 696 as well. I have a 1980 A36 with the center column, (what is the 1984 column?) I have a Ram mount on the center with a 696 cradle, then I mount the iPad on the copilot window with a Ram suction cup mount and iPad cradle. I can switch the cradles out if I choose to put the iPad in the center.