Garmin 300c into Prowler 13

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Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:25 pm

This was a very easy install. I used a few parts from an ocean kayak fish-finder install kit at the very least buying the transducer boot kit makes this a easy install.
The first step was to check the fit of the Garmin transducer in the prowler scrubber

Next trim off the wings file some steps and retry

now use cable ties and attach the plastic draw bolt from the transducer boot kit to the Garmin transducer

next was to pull out the rubber grommet and fit the power wire, I had to cut off the fuse holder slide the grommet up the cable and insert the cable and grommet into the hull-then solder the fuse holder back on with the power wire out thru the main font hatch to make it easy

now it was a simple mater of installing the fishfinder base to the mount plate and installing the mount plate to the kayak taking care not to crush the transducer cable.

next I added the battery mount, crimped on some spade connectors and plugged everything up and turned fishfinder on.

Cool fish in the shed lol
last thing was to all clear around the transducer let it set for a week before finally tightening the transducer draw bolt
Fits ok but sits too high
Much better fit
draw bolt added
another view of transducer and draw bolt showing where I trimmed the transducer
showing the power wire installed with the transducer cable coiled ready for the fishfinder mount plate to be installed on top
base plate added
all wired up and working
battery and battery mount up the front
transducer with selleys all clear

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Location: New Plymouth

Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:49 pm

very tidy! I like the gunk around the transducer on the bottom pic - looks like you'll go faster in the water!

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Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:37 pm

Very tidy and an innovative use of the transducer kit, looks like you could have gained another 1/4 inch if you'd drilled another hole in the transducer may be too?
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Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:44 pm

Hey fellas do u know where i can get one of them fish finder mount plates for cheap??


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Kayak Model: Prowler 4.5
Location: Rothesay bay

Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:32 am

Hi axer did you get sorted ? I figured I could do as good as the kit for way less cost. For the base i got a cutting board from countdown they just about match my prowler in colour and are about 5mm thick. Less than 10 bucks.

I ground the sides off the transducer a bit more to get high in the scupper as no way can any of it be hanging below the bottom of the hull. I can see it getting smashed going over reefs if it was. To tie in the scupper hole I have used off cuts of carbon fibre rod with a piece of SS bolt glued in one end a wing nut on the top

This is WIP but so far cost about $20

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