Just picked up my new Lowrance Hook (4x) and I'm pretty hyped to get it mounted on my yak.. Do any of you run this finder and if so any tips on the best way to mount it.
I don't know about "best" and I'm sure much depends on your kayak and your preferences...But MY limited experience with that locator on my kayak (35 days in the Keys this winter fishing saltwater every day) indicated to me that it's a really good idea to goober up the connectors with dialectric grease.Just picked up my new Lowrance Hook (4x) and I'm pretty hyped to get it mounted on my yak.. Do any of you run this finder and if so any tips on the best way to mount it.
Yes, dielectric grease is a must, just use it from the get go.
I went with an in hull mount and really cant imagine why you would use another method if this is your regular kayak. The install is easy, you just silicone it to the bottom and glue some foam around it for protection. I got rubber grommets for holes where the cords exit the yak, and the battery is in a dry box in my cargo hatch.
cool thanks. I was worried about the image being distorted or something if the transducer wasn't in the water. Sorry for the dumb questions im still a newb at this kayak thing lolYes, the transducer is inside the kayak. I cut out a foam cradle for it, then put a whole bunch of silicone on the bottom of the yak in that foam cradle, then I nestled the transducer down in it. No problems at all. One trick is to place the silicone sealant applicator tip against the plastic of the yak as you squeeze out silicone, it helps avoid bubbles, and wiggle the transducer as you set it down to help air bubbles escape. It was easier than I thought it would be and now its nice and protected inside the yak.