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    Kyaks n' sounders

    Is there a special fitting avaliable for the bass kyak?

    What sort of sounder for using in rivers around snags ie shallow but detailed work?

    thanks, Andrew.

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    Re: Kyaks n' sounders

    Hi Andrew,

    Why don't you simply install the sounder bracket directly to the hull just in front of the cockpit and get a suction cap fitting for the transducer.

    Make certain that the sounder does not interfere with your paddling action.

    If you're only fishing shallow water, you don't need a super fancy unit. Something like a Garmin 160 will suit your needs.

    Bear in mind that you also have to fit a battery for the sounder (a motor bike battery will be enough) unless you buy a portable unit with the battery built in.

    The trouble with portable units is that the sounder sits on/in a box that contains the batteries. This makes it more bulky.

    I've used a portable unit in my favourite river and since the transducer was mounted on a suction cap, I was able to sound the banksides.

    I usually fish from a one man canadian canoe, not a kayack.


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    Re: Kyaks n' sounders

    or if you don't want a tall skinny motor bike battery falling over on you, (where would that acid go in a kayak?? OUCH) call in at an electronics store for a small gel battery, or if weight is not a problem (has to be in a kayak?) find a battery seller who sells wheelchair and golf buggy batteries and ask for one of their better clapped out ones. Often free and will run a sounder for days.

    Rick K

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