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Mounting hardware for Garmin Striker install into kayak

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I'm getting a Garmin Striker and plan to puddy-mount the transducer inside my Pelican Catch 100 hull. Probably use one of those nifty Hobie thru-hull thingies to handle the wires.

 

I don't see any optional mounting accessories at the Garmin website. Any third party mounts I should know about? I believe the best location for me is mounted forward, up past my feet, against a wall of the upper hull where my ballcap is in the picture. I think having it on one of my accessory rails that are closer to me will be in my way. But as I type that, I guess mounting it out of the way will make it harder to use the controls. Hmmm... Suggestions on hardware?

 

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I'd put it inside, just in front of the hatch, then mount the battery behind it, also in the hatch. Run the wires through the inside wall that is facing you, an inch or so down from the top edge, run them to the Garmin on the track mount. 

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After sitting in my kayak I can tell i won't be able to reach the controls very easily. Thinking I'll need something like a RAM mount on one of my closer assy rails.

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I use a Ram mount with the longer tube to mount mine on my Atak.   

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OK. I am going with a RAM mount. Now I need to know where to buy the heavy duty velcro folks use to hold the battery in the waterproof box and to secure the box to the hull

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11 minutes ago, wasabi_VA said:

OK. I am going with a RAM mount. Now I need to know where to buy the heavy duty velcro folks use to hold the battery in the waterproof box and to secure the box to the hull

Did you try Amazon?

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depending on the model of striker (with clearvu) the transducer needs to be in the water. I use a ram mount to mount the head unit and a scotty products arm to hold the transducer in the water. this set up has worked on two different kayaks from me.

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I am planning to do the plumber putty mount in the kayak hull. Is this a common thing that the Striker ClearVu doesn't work that way?

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17 hours ago, wasabi_VA said:

I am planning to do the plumber putty mount in the kayak hull. Is this a common thing that the Striker ClearVu doesn't work that way?

Side imaging won’t work. As long as you install it properly, down imaging will work. 

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I use RAM mounts on so many things I never dreamed I'd want to mount. From phones to GPS, dash cams, to GoPro,  there's a RAM mount for most anything to be mounted most everywhere. 

 

Maybe heavier stuff would be better suited for another mount, but I haven't found that stuff yet.  

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On 5/24/2019 at 9:17 AM, wasabi_VA said:

I am planning to do the plumber putty mount in the kayak hull. Is this a common thing that the Striker ClearVu doesn't work that way?

same model I have. I tried the putty in the hull and the transducer won't work. That particular model transducer has to be in the water. Even the chrip wouldn't read correctly.

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On 5/26/2019 at 7:50 AM, Somd Fx4 said:

same model I have. I tried the putty in the hull and the transducer won't work. That particular model transducer has to be in the water. Even the chrip wouldn't read correctly.

Well ****. I researched this and this model seems very popular even with kayak folks. Was this possibly just your install or have you seen other kayak people reporting the same results?

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On 5/27/2019 at 6:51 PM, wasabi_VA said:

Well ****. I researched this and this model seems very popular even with kayak folks. Was this possibly just your install or have you seen other kayak people reporting the same results?

I asked the question on here. Several people replied saying the transducer has to be in the water. So I bought the arm and worked flawlessly ever since.

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I ordered a bunch of stuff to do this and get it all mounted and it's all ready to go. Guess I'll take it back to where I bought it and start over.

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Just order a Screwball, RAM graph mount, and deployment arm from Yakattack.  I put my battery in a small drybag.  No need to make it too complicated.

 

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