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suction cup transducer

Postby phills stealth » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:07 pm

ok a mate of mine has a tinnie and he has a suction cup on his transducer and his sounder in a bag mounted with a battery and all would have been perfect i think for me but i already bought my sounder but do you think i could get the bag set up for my sounder? if so were would i look? i tried ebay but coul only find with the sounder

and next has anyone used 1 of the suction cup trasducers on there yac? any good?
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Re: suction cup transducer

Postby XDCammer » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:34 pm

Hey Phillis, suction is great on a tinnie, I went up to 30 kph so they really suc. :lol: :lol: :lol:

On a kayak I would look to put it on a NON textured position (smooth side) so it sucks onto the hull (you must have a STRAIGHT suction site thought). They are on the BLA website and will fit Humminbird transducers, but, you could adapt them to Lowrance as well. As for the sounder bag, go to a Hobie distributer (Mal @ Sunshine Coast Hobie will help you) and they will have the "bag and goodies" that you seek.

I hope this was the information you were after.

Cheers, X. :cool:
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Re: suction cup transducer

Postby WayneD » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:02 pm

When I had my stealth's I had just a normal transducer and went to Clark Rubber and got some suction cups from there and poked them through the hole's the screws would normally go in on the bracket. Took a bit of forcing and a lot of swearing but I managed to get a suction cup in each hole. Worked a treat and they are still on the transducer today, wherever it is (I don't use my sounder much any more).

X is right about needing a flat surface otherwise it won't work. I had a small 7a/h battery in one of those Sistema containers you get from BigW that has the seal on it and the sounder mounted to the top of it. Totally portable and very cheap, about $5 for the container.
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Re: suction cup transducer

Postby Salty Dog » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:58 am

Sounds pretty good Wayne. I was thinking about using a suction cap for my unused fishfinder now that I have a Stealth.
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