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CBFish posted a topic in Kayaking and Kayak Fishing ForumI have an Old Town Sportsman Salty 120 PDL that I am happy with. Decided to put a Hummingbird Helix 5 DI GPS G2 fishfinder on it. I've seen this YT video on how to mount a Helix 7 onto an OT Autopilot. The Humminbird-provided screws do not work with the Salty mounting plate. The YTuber suggests stainless steel 1024 3/4 in. bolt w/ lock nuts. Anyone else have suggestions or what have others successfully used? I'm a bit of n00b at this -- it took me many hours & a package of third-party butt connectors to figure out how to properly crimp the wires to connect the head unit to the battery without the stripping out -- so any patient advice would be appreciated. I saw the Hydra Concepts universal transducer mount for OT kayaks but it is sold out everywhere. Thank you.
brandon7711 posted a topic in Boating and Boat FishingHey everyone, I'm looking at mounting a hummingbird helix 7 SI g3 onto my 15 foot aluminum boat. I am trying to figure out where to put the transducer. My transom is very strange in the fact that it is recessed and the sides extend further out than where the motor is mounted. The previous location (see picture) will not work because side imaging would hit the outboard, and I lose 2d sonar signal on plane. I am looking at mounting the transducer at the green spot marked on one of my pictures. Will this spot be okay? I'm going to use a stern saver, and my motor does not have electric trim (I can adjust a pin to give more clearance). At the moment, the measurement from the transom to the leading edge of the motor is 7", if I move it out one pin then I have 9" of clearance. I am worried most about side imaging clearance and if the transducer is too close to the motor (read somewhere that I needed 15", I would only have about 8.5 - 9") Thank you for any suggestions or help. Really trying to make this side imaging unit work on my boat.
Hello All, I was looking for a way to mount my transducer to the yak, but also making it portable, so to move it between three different yaks. I came across this site, Fish Finder Mounts .com. They use magnets. One on each side of the hull, to attach the transducer. It looks easy enough to make your own bracket. However I was wondering how practical this method really is. Anyone have any experience with this, or know of anyone that uses a mount like that?