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#11030328 - 08/09/15 09:55 AM Has anyone made their HDS portable??
Truck 6, Tillerman Offline
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Registered: 02/14/11
Posts: 129
I have a HDS12 Gen 2 and I would like to make it portable, to enable me to occasionally mount it on a small boat on private lakes. I'll bet someone on The Forum has done this, or could help me design this, as far as brackets, wiring and electronics. I don't have a lot of expertise, but I do have a lot of time.
Thanks for your input.

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#11030620 - 08/09/15 12:38 PM Re: Has anyone made their HDS portable?? [Re: Truck 6, Tillerman]
Fishbonz Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4720
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
I have an 8ft Pelican Bass raider that I occasionally mount my HDS 7 gen 2 on.I think my HDS 12 would be a bit too much so I mount either my Elite-7 HDI or my HDS 7 Gen2 using a small Ram Mount.I have both transducers already mounted on my 55 lb thrust Trolling motor so it`s ready to go when I am. All I have to do is grab a unit ,Troll motor & load the boat in the back of my truck. You can`t see it in the picture but there is a short model Gen 1 structure scan Transducer coupled underneath the troll motor that works with my HDS Gen 2 Unit. How does it work with the Gen 2 unit ? This little adapter.Had to buy it seperatly. If you have any questions feel free.


Edited by Fishbonz (08/09/15 12:40 PM)

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#11030633 - 08/09/15 12:51 PM Re: Has anyone made their HDS portable?? [Re: Truck 6, Tillerman]
Wayne P. Online   content
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Registered: 11/16/10
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Loc: Charlottesville, Va
I do with Humminbird units for demos.

This is a 1198 and transducer on a transom trolling motor bracket/shaft.



It's easier with an internal GPS antenna model.

The issue you may get is RFI if your trolling motor is a variable speed model and the transducer is attached to that along with having the unit power connected to the same battery as the motor.
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Humminbird Helix 12 CHIRP SI, 1198c SI, 1198c SI, ONIX 10 SI NT, Helix 7 CHIRP SI GPS G2, SOLIX 12 SI, 360, RC-1

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#11030837 - 08/09/15 02:12 PM Re: Has anyone made their HDS portable?? [Re: Wayne P.]
Fishbonz Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4720
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: Wayne P.
I do with Humminbird units for demos.

This is a 1198 and transducer on a transom trolling motor bracket/shaft.



It's easier with an internal GPS antenna model.

The issue you may get is RFI if your trolling motor is a variable speed model and the transducer is attached to that along with having the unit power connected to the same battery as the motor.
NOPE! No interference at all.seperate Battery

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#11036246 - 08/11/15 07:27 PM Re: Has anyone made their HDS portable?? [Re: Truck 6, Tillerman]
Truck 6, Tillerman Offline
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Registered: 02/14/11
Posts: 129
Thanks guys.
I knew someone would know.
Great forum made up of intelligent, sharing individuals

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