Kayak Fish Finder Installation: Episode 8

John "Toast" Oast and Dan Hart of Fishyaker.com demonstrate how easy it is to install a fish finder onto a sit-on-top kayak. All that is needed is a fish finder with cables and transducer, sandpaper, Marine Goop or epoxy, mounting hardware, a screwdriver, and a drill. Make sure you allow the glue to fully dry before moving the kayak. Most any 12 volt hobby battery can be used as a power source. Check out the Fishyaker Youtube site for more kayak fishing how-to's. Fishyaker.com

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John "Toast" Oast and Dan Hart of Fishyaker.com demonstrate how easy it is to install a fish finder onto a sit-on-top kayak. All that is needed is a fish finder with cables and transducer, sandpaper, Marine Goop or epoxy, mounting hardware, a screwdriver, and a drill. Make sure you allow the glue to fully dry before moving the kayak. Most any 12 volt hobby battery can be used as a power source. Check out the Fishyaker Youtube site for more kayak fishing how-to's. Fishyaker.com

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Macanudo Espinoza
Macanudo Espinoza - 12 years ago
that was just clear marine glue?
Arcticgator79
Arcticgator79 - 12 years ago
i really thought the song was going to be hey there cthulhu
TROYENGEL
TROYENGEL - 12 years ago
your the man.. used a lot of you clips.... thanks
fishyaker
fishyaker - 12 years ago
Is there a fairly flat spot just behind the seat? If not, you can make a bracket to place on the rudder mount area. If you shoot at an angle it will not be very accurate.
Cory Fritzley
Cory Fritzley - 12 years ago
I have a sit in Kayak and as such do not a have a flat spot pointing straight down on the hull to mount the transducer. What would be the best way to mount one in this case?
fishyaker
fishyaker - 12 years ago
Sorry for the delay... Just make sure the bottom of the puck is flat. I have used standard H-birds and agles with no problem at all. Cheers!
Sloth Cannon
Sloth Cannon - 13 years ago
The hull isn't made of lead, boss.
Patryk Smiarowski
Patryk Smiarowski - 13 years ago
yeah all i need. it shows everything well for the average fishermen who doesn't go out too often
jmelville27
jmelville27 - 13 years ago
the sound waves penetrate the hull, remember this is a solid meaning sound waves travel fast through it than air (air bubbles are bad for sounders). Though the waves can only penetrate through hull thickness of a couple of mm.

10. comment for Kayak Fish Finder Installation: Episode 8

Patryk Smiarowski
Patryk Smiarowski - 13 years ago
cool i just got that fish finder today... is it good? i h to wait till spring time to use it
fishyaker
fishyaker - 13 years ago
Really easy... Just find a centered spot inside the hull, and rough it up with sandpaper. Then glue down the puck. Make sure there are no air bubbles in the glue though, or resolution will be affected.
fishyaker
fishyaker - 13 years ago
Sorry about the deal... It is glued to the inside of the hull, centered under the cockpit of the kayak.
dvanbramer88
dvanbramer88 - 13 years ago
did u Goop the transducer to the interior floor or the bottom of the kayak
fishyaker
fishyaker - 13 years ago
I push it all the way down in the Goop. Make sure there are no air bubbles between it and the floor too.
fishyaker
fishyaker - 14 years ago
If you feel like you have some extra cockpit space, take some plexiglass and make a small flat dashboard at the front of the cockpit.
Dustin Grant
Dustin Grant - 14 years ago
Thank you so much for this vid. Very helpful
Fish Diver
Fish Diver - 14 years ago
I would be alot happier if u showed how to mount a fishfinder with the transducer out side not in side, -FLfisher12
fishyaker
fishyaker - 14 years ago
The transducer is basically centered in the kayak. I try to make sure it's not in a place that may break out of the water's surface. If there is room under the seat area, that is what I would prefer.
fishyaker
fishyaker - 14 years ago
Thanks again! Yeh, my life revolves around three things... Family, work, and kayak fishing. Shout if you ever need anything.

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fishyaker
fishyaker - 14 years ago
We use 12V sealed hobby batteries. They seem to work forever on a single charge. We installed an Eagle FF in this application, but maost any model works for a through-hull application, as long as the bottom of the transducer is fairly flat. This model does not have a GPS option. As for temp reading, you do lose some sensitivity, but I hear some FF's still work quite well with temp readings, depending upon the type of glue used.
fishyaker
fishyaker - 14 years ago
This kayak is an OK Prowler Big Game. It has a factory battery rack in the hull. We mounted the transducer almost directly under the console, pretty much under the battery rack. It is just inside the front hatch.
Markith15
Markith15 - 14 years ago
nice video, doesn't really show where you mounted the transducer though. Did you just mount it in the hull by your feet?

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