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#10985366 - 07/18/15 02:42 PM HDS-5 on a kayak help
Clark3 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/12
Posts: 410
Loc: Lake fork/Fort Worth, TX
I have an HDS 5 that I had on my bass boat and have recently gotten into kayak fishing and was wantiny to know my options to power the thing. I know the simple answer is throw a 12v marine battery in there and go.....

However I have a jackson Cuda 14, with a 375 lb capacity, and I don't miss many meals my wife cooks. I weigh about 240, and with all my fishing gear now it still fishes great for me with room to spare, but I'm worried a 50lb battery may compromise things.

What battery set ups are you guys utilizing?

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#10985439 - 07/18/15 03:23 PM Re: HDS-5 on a kayak help [Re: Clark3]
YakAnglerTTU Online   content
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Registered: 05/03/13
Posts: 41
Loc: Arlington, TX
I use a a small 12v 7 ah battery with my HDS 5. It lasts me a full day on the water. They run $20+

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#10985466 - 07/18/15 03:42 PM Re: HDS-5 on a kayak help [Re: Clark3]
Clark3 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/12
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Loc: Lake fork/Fort Worth, TX
Is that like a deer feeder battery? About 8-10" long 2-3" wide?

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#10985570 - 07/18/15 04:55 PM Re: HDS-5 on a kayak help [Re: Clark3]
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Loc: Arlington, TX
Yep! Those are the same batteries.

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#10985573 - 07/18/15 04:58 PM Re: HDS-5 on a kayak help [Re: Clark3]
Clark3 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/12
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Wow all day on one of those great info thanks!

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#10985653 - 07/18/15 05:37 PM Re: HDS-5 on a kayak help [Re: Clark3]
RBDavis3591 Offline
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Registered: 08/17/14
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I picked my deer feeder battery from Academy.

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#10985792 - 07/18/15 07:11 PM Re: HDS-5 on a kayak help [Re: Clark3]
Clark3 Offline
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Registered: 01/22/12
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Oh and how did you mount your transducer

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#10990652 - 07/21/15 08:57 AM Re: HDS-5 on a kayak help [Re: Clark3]
General Jigs Offline
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Registered: 02/26/09
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Originally Posted By: Clark3
Oh and how did you mount your transducer


firstly, welcome to kayak fishing and the group here!

there is a wealth of knowledge here and many great posts in the 'rigging' sub-forum of the kayak section. lots of ideas on how to set up a battery box, mount transducer and run wires. you can read through the threads or start your own and see what info shows up smile

congrats on obtaining a great yak and sweet fish finder, you should have a blast on the water!
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