Transducer mount

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dedant
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Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:56 pm

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Not wanting to spend another $60 on the Lowrance scupper mount kit I used a little redneck engineering mk1 mount as supplied ( not the transom bracket) a length of threaded ss rod from the skip bin, bread board washers and yoga block foam spacers .
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dedant
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Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:58 pm

Like this , rod is way long!
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dedant
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Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:01 pm

I want to leave everything as intact and as supplied . The bracket didn't quite work so good so mk2 uses the supplied trolling motor mount plate
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dedant
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Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:03 pm

Next step is routing cables and drilling holes.
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dedant
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Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:49 am

Job done. Just need to cool excess cable and secure it out of the way in the hull
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dedant
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Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:52 am

Head unit bracket is removable. I hope it is ok to run the two cables out the same hole. Maybe some interference? Nothing in the manuels to say don't do it. Mr. Tapp, help?
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Dreadfish
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Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:07 pm

cables are shielded so shouldnt have any interferance
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bas
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Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:00 pm

I'm keen to hear your feed back on that Gamin fish finder Dedant, I was looking at that model as well since it is well spec'd for the price. The only thing that has me on the fence is the lack of integrated maps and I'm trying to decide if I need them or not.

dedant
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Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:24 pm

bas wrote:I'm keen to hear your feed back on that Gamin fish finder Dedant, I was looking at that model as well since it is well spec'd for the price. The only thing that has me on the fence is the lack of integrated maps and I'm trying to decide if I need them or not.
yes, I was thinking I'd like a Navionics Gold Chartplotter, but my budget wouldn't stretch that far! Seems ideal size for my hatch lid too. My previous FF was a Lowrance X4 b/w unit....this is a big step up from that!
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