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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 2:11 pm 
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Hey All,

As i have been unable to find any images of anyone who actually went through with the glue mount recommendations for the fish finder, I ended up rolling the dice and giving it a try. I am sure there are cheaper or maybe easier options, but I am not highly skilled with these things, so I just wanted something that would work. I bought a 2017 i12s about 7 weeks ago and have taken it out 4 times so far this spring. I got the 12 vs. the 11 because I do some remote island camping from my kayak multiple times every summer and wanted more room to haul a big backpack/gear. I choose inflatable because I live in an apartment in Boston and have no storage options and had previously used a functional but clumsy advanced elements kayak the past few years. Still a work in progress, as with others, transducer cable management could be better. But it's mostly cosmetic. Some pictures attached.

http://imgur.com/a/gpvYv


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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 1:31 pm 
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I wonder if your bow is up in the air with all that rear weight distribution. Even one inch of elevation could sabotage your speed and resistance as shown in http://www.cncphotoalbum.com/technical/ ... lspeed.htm. Notice how big ships these days have a torpedo-like extension under the bow? Like the calculator in that link shows, if you have 2 feet of bow airborne it can cost you almost half a knot due to bow wave resistance.

In my i12s I sometimes heard the front underside gently slapping water in calm conditions (=airborne). I thought it was from swell, but I guess the stroke of the fins alternate with an upthrust and downthrust. Anyway, the solution was easy. I hate the idea of deadweight ballast, which some folks say works great, so I put every small heavy object like drinking water in the bow. My older model i12s came with a large watertight compartment on the bow, but you could tie a drybag to the D rings that hold those flimsy bungies up there.

P.S. Amazon sells humongous cheap thin 80L drybags which could save your large backpack from sitting in bilgewater or getting soaked by spray or rain.

Edited afterthought: My bow may go up because my homemade seat arrangement is set unusually far back. I guess the current Hobie seats have a fixed position?

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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 9:38 am 
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Here is my boat a week ago. I have four scotty mounts ... hope you can see it on this picture.

I am pretty happy with the stability

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:53 pm 
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UweK wrote:
Here is my boat a week ago. I have four scotty mounts ... hope you can see it on this picture.

I am pretty happy with the stability

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Uwe

Thanks for the photos of your fish finder and mounting hardware. These are very helpful. Could you share the total cost of this setup? I'm trying to figure out if it's worth it. I used a Hummingbird FF in the past and it didn't seem to increase my catch rate, but the depth info was somewhat helpful.

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