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

3 thoughts on “Raymarine Ready Hobie

  1. Kevin says:

    Would be very interested in the Lowrance total scan mount as I wanted to order one but was holding off due to the fact it’s so big and don’t want it hanging over the side of my Pro Angler 14

  2. Coop says:

    When will this be ready for sale? I have a Dragonfly 5pro and a 2016 Hobie PA14. I really DONT want stuff hanging over the side!!! Would love to test it for you on the East Coast of the US.

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