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Old 27 July 2009, 22:13   #1
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where to mount fish finder?

Thanks god for RIBNet! I've been trying to find information about SIBs for months and could only find out of date info, and no forums to kick around ideas on rigging, etc.

If you have a tiller driven SIB and have mounted a fish finder, please tell me what you did. Any creative ideas out there as to how to mount a fish finder on a boat with no console?
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Old 28 July 2009, 05:51   #2
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Thanks god for RIBNet! I've been trying to find information about SIBs for months and could only find out of date info, and no forums to kick around ideas on rigging, etc.

If you have a tiller driven SIB and have mounted a fish finder, please tell me what you did. Any creative ideas out there as to how to mount a fish finder on a boat with no console?
Hi mate i have mounted my ,gps and fishfinder on the bow bag,which i have made rigid by fixing a piece of shelving under it,,,,,,,,,,, the battery's live in a pouch bag that go in the back of cars ,tool pouch thing ,with poppers ,hope this helps,,,,,,,,,, heres a pic
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i once made a plywood spray deck and bolted it on to that using plastic car numberplate nuts and bolts,also gave a hard surface for bolting the compass to and gave it more space as i could lash things to the top and have a bit of storage underneath.
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thanks guys. And ThornB, about that battery, what kind of battery is it? Does it allow you to use a regular fish finder or is it a portable unit? I'll post a question about batteries and auxiliary items as a thread of its own but I'm just wondering about your fish finder.
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I mounted a small handheld GPS to the transom of my Achilles (tiller steered). Not ideal, as you had to turn around to see it, but it allowed me to navigate OK and nail divesites.

If I had to do it over again, I'd make a platform that sat over the fuel tank (which was on the opposite side of the boat at the transom) and mount stuff on there.

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This my setup. Totally portable as I use the same head unit on my kayak.



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thanks guys. And ThornB, about that battery, what kind of battery is it? Does it allow you to use a regular fish finder or is it a portable unit? I'll post a question about batteries and auxiliary items as a thread of its own but I'm just wondering about your fish finder.
Hi there mate sorry to hav been late getting back,the batterys i use are small nicad rechargables ,s from maplins,my fishfinder takes 8 AAA,will last the day ,but i reconnected to a rechargable,saves money in the long run,,,,there is some loverly set ups here and all with smashing advice,have you thought about joing our REGULAR INFLATABLE BOATERS,club good fishing advice and well knowledged sib fisherman
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This my setup. Totally portable as I use the same head unit on my kayak.



loverly set up ther fella ,well nice FLYGUY
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very nice setup!
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Hi there mate sorry to hav been late getting back,the batterys i use are small nicad rechargables ,s from maplins,my fishfinder takes 8 AAA,will last the day ,but i reconnected to a rechargable,saves money in the long run,,,,there is some loverly set ups here and all with smashing advice,have you thought about joing our REGULAR INFLATABLE BOATERS,club good fishing advice and well knowledged sib fisherman
AWESOME! I did see that thread on this forum. Will find it and join up straightaway!!!
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