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Old 10-09-2010, 12:20 PM   #1
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Just got a Hobie Outback and I've got my combo fishfinder/gps unit (Eagle Cuda 350 S/Map). I am going to mount the transducer in the hull right behind the vertical mast pole inside the hull.
Do you guys have any suggestions on the best mounting method (what type of adhesive to use, prep of the area, epoxy, mareine goop, etc).

Any tips on wiring of the power are appreciated too. The display will be on the port side in the indented shelf area on a ball mount.

Thanks.
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Old 10-09-2010, 03:52 PM   #2
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I used clear silicone on both of my yaks fish finders. Just make sure you have no air bubbles. Also i used a piece of sand paper to scuff up where i put my transducers then used denatored alcohol to clean. For my battery i used a back-up computer battery which is small and its last all day.
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:29 PM   #3
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Like I mentioned on the GCKFA forum - check out the "Rigging" link on our home page - there is an article there showing a FF install on a Hobie Revo... Hope it is helpful.
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Old 10-10-2010, 07:23 PM   #4
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Use a single 12v battery. I currently have a battery box from West Marine that holds 8 D batteries. All 8 batteries have to be perfectly positioned or the thing looses power and shuts everything off till I jiggle it back into place. I'm going to get ride of it soon and get a regular battery.

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Old 10-14-2010, 10:10 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the input I got a 7ah 12v sealed lead acid battery (actually bought 2) online from batteries.com. It weighs about 6 lb. Now I'm looking for a 12v 500ma charger. Anybody know who carries them?

I'm hoping I can finally take a maiden voyage this weekend and see how it all works.
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