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Old 03 November 2013, 12:28   #1
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Fish finder on a 3.9m inflatiblr

Hey guys i have a 3.9m sea search rib with a 20hp mercury, where could i fit a fish finder?
Any help would be great!
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Old 03 November 2013, 13:08   #2
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Here is one thread I know of.
Nice looking Zodiac SIB

There are many others if you do a search for fish finder in this forum. Many folks make them totally removable. You might want to share how you are transporting your boat? If you have a battery already onboard? Are you looking for a GPS, or just a simple fish finder/depth meter? Do you have a console, or some kind of seating? Anything that provides a mounting platform for the head unit?

Heck I have seen people mount their fish finders on top of the engine.
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Over the back of the Transom. Here's a couple of pictures of my mark1 fishfinder holder, made out of upvc fascia board. It just straddles the transom and is held in position with a G clamp and just lifts off after use. Battery is in a waterproof container fixed to the inner side of the mount.



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nice setup stray, any chance of a pic of the G Clamp and Battery box?

I had planned to make mine from a water tight lunch box (tupperware with rubber seal and clips), then just rub the cable with silicon for a tight seal. A bit rough but hopefully will do the job? I thought about marine gusset/plugs, but too much expense as I only need the one cable/power supply.
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nice setup stray, any chance of a pic of the G Clamp and Battery box?

I had planned to make mine from a water tight lunch box (tupperware with rubber seal and clips), then just rub the cable with silicon for a tight seal. A bit rough but hopefully will do the job? I thought about marine gusset/plugs, but too much expense as I only need the one cable/power supply.

The Battery box is a Tupperware type container fixed to the mount, with Silicon over the screw holes etc.
I have now upgraded to a ff/gps combo and mounted it on the seat, the battery box is now housed in the Zodiac seat bag, so I don't have the mark1 setup any more.

You can make out the Battery box in this picture:



The black band is just a strap for extra security.

The G clamp is just a bog standard clamp:




used to secure the mount, you can just make it out on the right hand side of the mount in the first picture in my previous post.

Hope this helps.
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awesome, i have seen people do the same with a transducer pole and a g clamp, but not one whole unit. i wonder if marine ply would work ok as a platform for transducer and GPS unit?
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i wonder if marine ply would work ok as a platform for transducer and GPS unit?

Don't see why not with several coats of marine varnish.
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This thread is gold. Any chance of a pic of your battery box? Do you just have your FF/GPS cable going straight to the battery?
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