Raymarine Ready Hobie

Over the past couple of weeks I have spent some time putting together a new range of transducer mounts to suit the Lowrance Ready plates in the bottom of Hobie kayaks. The first one which is being tested currently is a mount to suit the new Raymarine Dragonfly transducer. This is a 2 part mount that clamps the transducer onto a cover plate.

 

BP2602 Top

 

I formed the new cover plate and clamp in ABS plastic and trimmed it ready for a test fit.

 

BP2602-Parts

 

The transducer fits perfectly with the clamp. This really gives it no chance to move side to side roll over in the recess.

 

BP2602-Installed

 

With the transducer installed on the plate its as simple as installing the 3 screws back in from the existing cover. This is how the part looks on the bottom of the kayak.

 

Under-Yak

 

With the first mount ready I sent it up to Gareth in Queensland. He quickly fit it up and sent me a couple of quick snaps while using it in the water. Its producing a super crisp image! Thanks Gareth for your help and quickly getting this on the water!

 

DownScan Screenshot

 

Next up is the Lowrance Total Scan mount…..

 

BP2601 Exploded