Slayer 10 Ready For Action

Over the past couple of days I have finished off the install on John’s Slayer 10. I started by making an aluminium mount for the structure scan receiver to go in the front hatch of the kayak.

 

Structure-Scan-Mount

 

I also made a stainless plate to bolt to a starport to mount sounder head unit.

 

Lowrance-Mount

 

Now that all of the mounts were done it was time to start wiring. I bolted up the structure scan unit and plugged in the 3 plugs associated with it.

 

Structure-scan-mounted

 

I wired the front and rear batteries in parallel and spliced in some waterproof fuse holders which are mounted on the side of the battery mount.

 

Battery-wired

 

I used two Hobie through hole glands to run the 3 cables to the sounder head unit.

 

Sounder-installed

 

 

The wiring was originally intended to go down the track but I had given up on that idea so other parts could be mounted to the tracks. I made some front and rear cable clamps to hold the cables.

Front Cable Clamps

 

Sounder-cable-clamps

 Raer Cable Clamps

Rear-Cable-Clamps

To reduce the wobble caused by the looseness of the Starport I made a clamp to sit on the tube of the transducer mount.

Transducer-Mount

The clamp worked great for securing the transducer!

Trans-clamp-on-rear

To finish it off I fitted up a BerleyPro light. Here is photo taken at night time to show you the light over the deck.

Berleypro-Light