Home Made Scupper Transducer Mount E-mail
Written by Dan Arbuckle   
Wednesday, 12 June 2013 13:48

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After seeing the new Lowrance scupper transducer mount work so well on Jackson Kayak, a customer of mine decided to figure out a cheap way to do this for other fish finders. In this case we installed a Garmin transducer.

Step 1: Use an 8" piece of electrical grade PVC pipe with threads on one end. Cut the pipe so the threads would just stick up above the deck and the transducer is just tucked into the scupper so it wouldn't drag.

Step 2: Drill a 1/4" hole in the pipe and bolt the transducer to it. The wire runs right through the pipe.

Step 3: Cut a piece of pool noodle to fit around the pipe. This keeps the system snug in the scupper hole.

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Step 4: Next install the electrical deck plate to on the top of the scupper. Ours came with a nice foam gasket that helped keep the system quiet and clean.

Thats it! Less than $20 for a super easy clean install for any Jackson Kayak. The expenive part is buying the Jackson. It works great, and its easy to take apart and clean.

We installed an eyebrow fitting to run the wire through and backed it up with some silicone.

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IMG 1592 Dan Arbuckle is the owner of Headwaters Kayak Shop and a member of Headwater Fishing Team. He an accomplished kayaker with 20+ years under my belt. Dan grew up doing touring and white water, but in the past few years his attention has turned to fishing. He lives in Lodi, CA where he runs his shop. Headwaters is conveniently located in the heart of so much incredible fishing. We kayak fish the local rivers for Steelhead and Trout, the Delta for Bass and Striper, the mountain lakes for trout, and whenever possible migrate to the coast for rockfish and cod. It always amazes him that it took him so long to start bringing a rod along, and now that he's seen the light he's dedicated himself and his shop to help serve other who want to kayak fish.
  
 

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