Return to

Hobie Forums

It is currently Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:46 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:14 pm 
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:27 am
Posts: 50
Location: Orangevale CA
Being a tournament bass fisherman, I am heavy on electronics. I was just going to install some thru hull pucks on my hobie and whatever on a soon to be mine PA. I have 2 lowrance hds10's, a 7 and a 5 on the bass boat. I'm going to order a couple brackets to mount one of them. Is it to much to put a 10" graph on a yak? The reason I am asking is the 7 and 5 graphs dont have the hot keys below the screen and are a pain in the a$$ to scroll through everything. I'm sure a 5 would be fine if I don't install a structure scan, but just don't know if that's to big either. I'm getting into salt so I'm sure I need the different frequency pucks than the ones I use now for shallow water.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:31 pm 
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:05 am
Posts: 7
Location: Highlands Ranch, Colorado
I have a Humminbird 798Ci SI mounted on my Outback and Pro Angler. I have an arm mounted to a Scotty mount which drops the transducer either to the front or rear and tight against the side. This allows for the water temp reading. I'm not a fan of internal mounts and data loss. This also keeps it out of the way when fishing. I'm also trying to design a good scupper mount.

I use a Ram mount to hold the screen because of the infinate adjustable positions the ball mount allows. I use a large 2" ball and extension arm to provide extra support. I tried the 1"" ball, but it wasn't strong enough.

I bolt it near me so it is easy to read the screen and push the buttons to change screens.

I also have the barametric measuring device mounted and hooked to the Humminbird. Nice for monitoring weather changes. I may hook up the satalite weather receiver. I use two gel cell batteries in a waterproof case which provides enough pwoer for a couple days.

This model has a setting for water type. I have two diffeerent transducers, but they are for different sounding patterns.

I enjoy using this here in Colorado and surrounding states on the lakes and down on the Gulf of Mexico.

This is a great instrument.

Bottom line... Add whatever makes you happy!


Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
© Hobie Cat Company. All rights reserved.
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group