Hummingbird Scupper Transducer Install on Ocean Torque E-mail
Thursday, 24 February 2011 08:07
Posts and DIY threads for this install are few and far between so I figured that I would keep a   
photo journal of how I made this install. I really didn't know what to expect going in and I'm
happy to say that it was one of my easiest installs ever.
If you have an Ocean Kayak Trident or Prowler series then it has the Hummingbird Scupper Hole
that accepts the transducer. The following is the procedure for swapping out the shoot thru hull design;

I spoke with John Oast, Ocean Kayak Pro Staffer that helped me get this ball rolling. He also helped
to get me in touch with the right people. You will need to call Hummingbird and explain that you would
like to swap a brand new Shoot Thru (Transom Mount Transducer) for the Scupper Hole Transducer.
You might need to go through a few people before you get someone that can help you. Be persistent.
(I spoke with a rep from Johnson Outdoors who told me they are still training staff on the Scupper
Transducer swap.) Even though there was some confusion at first on how to get this done, I
found everyone at Hummingbird to be friendly and helpful, which is a nice change when it
comes to customer service.

When you speak with a rep you will get a work order #. Write that # on the outside of the
shipping box as well as in a letter attached to your transducer inside the box. YES DO BOTH!

KEEP YOUR POWER CABLE if it's separate from the transducer cable. Pack and send your
transducer AND the mounting hardware to the address they give you. Only send the mounting
hardware, DO NOT SEND THE FISH FINDER OR GPS PARTS or HARDWARE.

It'll take approx two weeks and is free of charge! Shipping only cost me $7.

CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS
Humminbird
678 Humminbird Lane
Eufaula, AL 36027
Phone: 1-800-633-1468


Below is the Hummingbird Scupper Hole Transducer Prior to install

Hummingbird Scupper Transducer install on Ocean Torque 1.JPGHummingbird Scupper Transducer install on Ocean Torque 1.JPG
The install location was clearly marked by the folks at Ocean Kayak
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Hull side view of the Scupper Hole Port
regular_scupp_and_ducer_scupp  
Simply tighten the nylon/plastic nut (not too tight though)
Hummingbird Scupper Transducer install on Ocean Torque 3.JPGHummingbird Scupper Transducer install on Ocean Torque 3.JPG

View of the installed scupper hole transducer from underneath
Hummingbird Scupper Transducer install on Ocean Torque 4.JPGHummingbird Scupper Transducer install on Ocean Torque 4.JPG

There are many wiring variations. This is the route that I chose as I felt that it put
the least amount of bend and stress on the wire itself. I used a hole saw to drill
through the hull. I plan to use the Liquid Tite Fittings pictured below to close and
streanthen the area that needed to be drilled. I have used these fittings on other
installs and they work great.
Hummingbird Scupper Transducer install on Ocean Torque 5.JPGHummingbird Scupper Transducer install on Ocean Torque 5.JPG

You will have a lot of extra wiring. You should coil and wire tie this out of the way to
protect it from shifting bow hatch storage items
Hummingbird Scupper Transducer install on Ocean Torque 6.JPGHummingbird Scupper Transducer install on Ocean Torque 6.JPG

Again a Liquid Tie Fitting will be used to seal off and streanthen the drilled hole
Hummingbird Scupper Transducer install on Ocean Torque 7.JPGHummingbird Scupper Transducer install on Ocean Torque 7.JPG
I chose to run my wires through the snap out grooves in the rear of the unit
Hummingbird Scupper Transducer install on Ocean Torque 8.JPGHummingbird Scupper Transducer install on Ocean Torque 8.JPG

All together now
Hummingbird Scupper Transducer install on Ocean Torque 9.JPGHummingbird Scupper Transducer install on Ocean Torque 9.JPG

This is not a conventional plattform that I used to mount the head unit. I wanted a place to hang my bucktails as I switched them up. I made this platform from a sheet of vinyl and pre-drilled holes to accomodate the hooks.

Hummingbird Scupper Transducer install on Ocean Torque 10.JPGHummingbird Scupper Transducer install on Ocean Torque 10.JPG
My plan is to store the head unit in the battery console (rod pod for non Torques) during
transit. The console lid will only put minimun pressure on the wires which should be fine.
 

Liquid_Tite_Fitting_hook_1_kayak_fishing_gear 

Liquid Tite Fittings are available at kayakfishinggear.com

They are available in 3/8, 1/2, and 3/4

 

 

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