Fish finder install on 12' Jon Boat
Posted August 09 2009 - 10:00 PM
Posted August 10 2009 - 05:29 AM
The wire just run up over the back. Once i had it over the back I used some wire straps to keep it neat and clean from the back of the boat to the battery.
Posted August 10 2009 - 10:01 AM
So do most people just not drill holes through the transom and make sure they use a ton of sealant when mounting? I've googled about every combo of words and not coming up with a lot of luck.
Posted August 10 2009 - 10:37 AM
Agreed. People tend to freak out over the thought of drilling holes in their boat, but you have nothing to fear.
I'd go with a permanent installation. The manual shows you how. No need for the bracket, unless you leave your boat on the shore, or fish from rentals.
Posted August 10 2009 - 10:47 AM
Has anyone actually seen one or have a picture of one with the transducer mounted directly to the transom like the manual suggests? Like I said, not having a ton of luck finding pics with my searchs. Is this because most of the boats sank before they could take a picture?
Posted August 10 2009 - 12:09 PM
You are probably alright, just make sure first.
Posted August 10 2009 - 12:11 PM
Posted August 10 2009 - 12:41 PM
If you screw it to your hull, use marine grade caulking as a sealer and it will last forever.
I mounted a transom transducer on my former 12' jon boat in the same location-a picture of that installation is a little too dark to see it well though.
Posted August 10 2009 - 01:03 PM
Posted August 10 2009 - 01:05 PM
Posted August 10 2009 - 01:38 PM