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    Mounting the Transducer

    I have the Ascend FS128T kayak. Trying to find the best way to mount a transducer on it. Any suggestions or people that know what kayak I have that can offer advice?

    #2
    On my ascend, I built myself an arm out of aluminum that went over the side.

    It was able to fold up, to avoid rocks, and trees.

    There are some commercially available options from Austin Kayak as well.

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      #3
      I did something similar to Jthod on my Ascend. I picked up a plastic transducer arm which allows me to insert a FishFinder holder. Not the best pics, but you can get the idea.

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        #4
        I placed my transducer under my seat because I didn't want anything hanging over the side. It shoots right thru the bottom of the kayak with no problems. I do have to add about 1/2 cup of water around it to get rid of air between hull and transducer. Works great for me šŸ˜Ž

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          #5
          Originally posted by Jthod View Post
          On my ascend, I built myself an arm out of aluminum that went over the side.

          It was able to fold up, to avoid rocks, and trees.

          There are some commercially available options from Austin Kayak as well.
          And it still works great!

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            #6
            I am still looking for a good solution on my jackson. I kept breaking the tough ball ram mounts for my transducer arm. Ended up taking off the gear track for the ram mounts after I scratched my truck with it ten times or so. I've decided I dont like something hanging over the side, looking for a better way.
            I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person. -Sam Redfern

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              #7
              I made a bracket that allows me to have my transducer mounted up through one of my scupper holes. It stays tucked up, but I try to be careful with it. Havent had any issues and I go through some thick vegetation once in awhile.

              Iā€‹ā€‹ā€‹ā€‹ was thinking about shooting through the hull but dont know how well that works with a DI transducer. Anyone try that yet?
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                #8
                I use a suction cup transducer mount on my Kayak.

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                  #9
                  This is an older thread, but I make some scupper hole transducer mounts. They are 3D printed but I've been using one for over a year with no issues.

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                  • Agent99
                    Agent99 commented
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                    I use the side arm mount but recently saw those scupper hole ones. Is the arm that goes down through the scupper hole rigid or more like a string? I can't tell from pics I've seen.

                  • rustyn
                    rustyn commented
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                    It is a rigid arm that goes down through the scupper hole. You can see a picture of it here: https://www.rustynutsdesigns.com/sho...unt-kit-garmin

                  #10
                  If you get a quality brand transducer arm it should hold up well. It took me a couple times out to get use to it but have been using it that was for years. Mad Frog gear makes a nice Liberator arm.

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                    #11
                    I used some duct seal compound to mount the transducer inside my kayak hull. Works great.

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