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Old 03 January 2009, 10:12   #1
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Rigging a fishfinder in an inflatable?

I want to rig a removeable fishfinder/sounder to my Zodiac 340. I thinking of attaching the transducer to a pole/bar then clamping this to the transom. Then mounting the finder to a board stuck to the top of a battery box which is then bungeed to a seat.
Anyone have any other ideas of tips on how to do this?
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Old 03 January 2009, 13:22   #2
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once mounted a depth sounder on an inflatable using a short piece of 15 mm ali tube with the tranducer pushed inside that could be fastned to the transom with two 15 mm plastic pipe clips i only used it whilst at rest and never on the move but it only took seconds to rig up ,i had the display part bolted to the dodger with plastic number plate bolts .
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Humminbird had (probably still has) a transducer mounted to a suction cup that you stuck to the rear of the transom. Needed a smooth finish, though. Worked OK (unlike the rest of the Humminbird unit.)

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Humminbird still do, they also do a transportable kit for most of the range. This is a bag with a bracket and a battery built in, works very well. Have been using one for the last week to try the side imaging sonar out.

Might be worth a look!

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humminbird had (probably still has) a transducer mounted to a suction cup that you stuck to the rear of the transom. Needed a smooth finish, though. Worked ok (unlike the rest of the humminbird unit.)

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i use the suction cup method,,,,,,,,,,,if its fixed on properly ,then it fine
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Interesting. I heard the suction cups were crap, but if people use them ok I might get a transporting kit for my Garmin.
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Interesting. I heard the suction cups were crap, but if people use them ok I might get a transporting kit for my Garmin.
mine has come off once,but it may have been a little dirt or something on the transom, a bit of spit and i have had no bother with attaching it ,in fact its a job pulling back off sometimes,,,,,,,,,,,,just my experience tho,,,,,,,,,,,,,,as im not going super doopa fast,,,,,,,,,,with me 3.3 hp ,lol
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Interesting. I heard the suction cups were crap, but if people use them ok I might get a transporting kit for my Garmin.
Never had too much of a problem with the Humminbird suction cup. It probably came loose two or three times (make sure you tie off the cable so it can't get into the prop) over the course of, oh, a year or so running it.

Unfortunately, the same can't be said for the head unit, which suffered numerous problems (primarily cabling problems at or near the connectors), eventually driving me to another manufacturer.

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Never had too much of a problem with the Humminbird suction cup. It probably came loose two or three times (make sure you tie off the cable so it can't get into the prop) over the course of, oh, a year or so running it.

Unfortunately, the same can't be said for the head unit, which suffered numerous problems (primarily cabling problems at or near the connectors), eventually driving me to another manufacturer.

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Ive noticed a lot of salt deposit on my head unit ,must admit ,ILL HAVE TO FIND A WAY OF KEEPING IT CLEAN,,,,,,,,,,,,DON T WANT TO BE FORKING OUT 160 .00 AGAIN
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