Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 25 February 2009, 10:33   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Warrington
Make: Excel
Length: 3m +
Engine: Tohsatsu 15hp 4s
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 13
Fishfinder in an inflatable

Has anyone got experience of fitting one of these in a SIB?

I've seen the handheld type and have thought of getting one of those, but I quite like the idea of mounting the unit with a bracket onto the tiller arm of the outboard or even a bench seat using one of the rod holder mounts...and using a battery holder box with 8xAA batteries in to power it.

The problem would be whether the transducer could be removed from the transom for packing away.

Can anyone recommend a suitable one please?

Cheers
__________________

__________________
Redwolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 February 2009, 11:31   #2
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,653
Several manufacturers make a "portable" transducer fitting; usually a suction cup. Humminbird's worked at least OK (as opposed to the head unit.) Lowrance has one I saw recently (though I never actually looked at the unit itself.)

If you go that route, make sure that, should the ducer come loose, it's restained somehow from getting into the prop.

jky
__________________

__________________
jyasaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 February 2009, 11:45   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Warrington
Make: Excel
Length: 3m +
Engine: Tohsatsu 15hp 4s
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 13
Thanks jky...

I've seen those, but wasn't so sure that they would stick for too long, and I'd spend more time licking a salty plastic disc than fishing, but if they are ok, I might give them a go.

Cheers
__________________
Redwolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 February 2009, 11:54   #4
Member
 
Nasher's Avatar
 
Country: Other
Town: Principalite d'Chaos
Boat name: The Nashers Revenge!
Make: Ocean & Bombard
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzi DT200EFI, DT9.9
MMSI: "Mmmmm SI" she said!
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 4,147
I'm currently working on a solution for the smaller Nashers SIB.

To mount the transducer I'm designing a sliding stainless mount for the transom that is held in the down or up position with shock cord.

I'm also designing a removeable mount/bag that will have a small 12V battery inside(Jetski?) and my old Garmin 240 FF plus my old Garmin 172C GPS map on the outside.

The plan is to get the kids used to using the gear running around off the beach so the gear on the RIB is more meaningful on a proper run.

I'd have prefered a combined GPS map/Fishfinder but I have the two Garmin units sat on the shelf from when I upgraded the RIB gear.

Nasher.
__________________
RIBBED For extra pleasure.
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Member of the Bombard 380 Aerotec club
Nasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:13.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.