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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:39 pm 
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Looking to upgrade my fish finder to the Helix 7 with side imaging on my 2017 outback. Is the berlypro adapter the best option for mounting the transducer? I currently load my kayak into the back of my avalanche. Any ideas I can use to avoid raking the transducer off during loading and while transporting? Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:11 am 
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On my 2011 Outback I made a reticulating arm out of 3/4" (or 1" I don't remember) hollow aluminum bar stock (you can find it at Home Depot or almost anywhere, even Amazon). I added a gear track up near my front hatch just in front of the steering anchor points. A good tip is that toilet flange bolts are perfect for using in tracks. I even found matching plastic knobs at Home Depot.

The nice thing is that it is easily removable and adjustable (I used it on 2 different kayaks and a small jonboat). The downside is that having it hang off of one side is that you create drag and the kayak wants to pull in that direction. I used it like this for many years so it was well above acceptable to me.

If you are interested I can get it out and take some pictures.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:22 pm 
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Some photos of your arm setup would be great. I considered the Yak Attack blade. What did you do with the mile of cable that comes with the transducer?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:21 pm 
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Sorry, I have not checked in here in a while. I will take a picture of it tonight. You can see it deployed in this video.

You can see how I have it hanging off the side of my 2011 Outback here:

https://youtu.be/_3pSXitdziU

Before I mounted my transducer to the sonar shield I used to attach it to the front track on my 2019. I will follow up with a picture tonight.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:44 pm 
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Here are some pics. I use 1" aluminum bar for the parts outside the water and 3/4" for things inside the water.

The bolts that fit in the track are toilet flange bolts and I got those and the knobs at Home Depot.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:06 am 
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I’m more interested in the rod holder set up. What is it and who makes it?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:40 am 
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Joetrain wrote:
I’m more interested in the rod holder set up. What is it and who makes it?
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It is a Scotty Gear head to Scotty Gear Head extender (429) to Scotty Gear head hosting a Scotty Orca. I have friction slip disks on each connection to allow easy and precise adjustment. I screw them into the tracks anywhere between two screw-in spots (for strength).

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