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#12273475 - 06/01/17 01:11 PM Humminbird Side Imaging Transducer with Kayak?
DustyHartOutdoors Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/30/12
Posts: 1866
Loc: Pleasanton, Texas
Has anyone ever installed a HB SI transducer on their Yak? They do not make a "shoot thru hull". They have a "thru hull" ( would need to drill a hole directly in the bottom of my Yak ) option but I really don't want to mess with how my Yak tracks.

Looking for suggestions on how and where to mount a transom mount transducer on my Yak?

Thanks,

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#12273582 - 06/01/17 02:21 PM Re: Humminbird Side Imaging Transducer with Kayak? [Re: DustyHartOutdoors]
BKT Offline
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Registered: 09/27/13
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I have one on my Reload so it was fairly easy thing to do with the way the tackle pod is designed.

On my other yak I had one mounted where the rudder would have been.

What about a RAM transducer arm and just hang it over the side?

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#12273732 - 06/01/17 03:35 PM Re: Humminbird Side Imaging Transducer with Kayak? [Re: DustyHartOutdoors]
Tallgrass05 Offline
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Mad Frog or RAM transducer arm. The Mad Frog is more streamlined and easier to raise than the RAM.

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#12273753 - 06/01/17 03:46 PM Re: Humminbird Side Imaging Transducer with Kayak? [Re: BKT]
DustyHartOutdoors Offline
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Registered: 07/30/12
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Loc: Pleasanton, Texas
Originally Posted By: BKT
I have one on my Reload so it was fairly easy thing to do with the way the tackle pod is designed.

On my other yak I had one mounted where the rudder would have been.

What about a RAM transducer arm and just hang it over the side?


I thought about mounting it under the rudder but I am afraid that it will constantly be hitting something, most rivers around central Texas are rocky.

I am thinking that a Ram or Scotty transducer arm will probably be best.

Thanks for the input!

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#12273969 - 06/01/17 05:42 PM Re: Humminbird Side Imaging Transducer with Kayak? [Re: Tallgrass05]
Shaun Russell Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tallgrass05
Mad Frog or RAM transducer arm. The Mad Frog is more streamlined and easier to raise than the RAM.


I've had a couple SI's and this is close to the way I ran mine. It works great!
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#12273974 - 06/01/17 05:50 PM Re: Humminbird Side Imaging Transducer with Kayak? [Re: DustyHartOutdoors]
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#12274568 - 06/01/17 10:52 PM Re: Humminbird Side Imaging Transducer with Kayak? [Re: DustyHartOutdoors]
C.M. Offline
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Registered: 09/09/16
Posts: 215
Originally Posted By: DustyHartOutdoors
Looking for suggestions on how and where to mount a transom mount transducer on my Yak?


I molded my kayak hull to make a depression for transducer where scupper hole is. Highly risky operation, it worked but i won't do it again.

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#12274826 - 06/02/17 08:22 AM Re: Humminbird Side Imaging Transducer with Kayak? [Re: DustyHartOutdoors]
DustyHartOutdoors Offline
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Registered: 07/30/12
Posts: 1866
Loc: Pleasanton, Texas
Thanks guys for all the input.

After reading and seeing how and what y'all have done, I have decided to go with the Scotty rail system for the transducer and the unit itself. It seems like they have a rail attachment for everything you could ever need.

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