I wanted to fit a fish finder to the sib but several things are problematic with doing this i.e. how to fit the transducer my aim was to fit everything so I could remove it when the sib is being packed away so it needs to be a way of quickly removing everything and setting up to be just as easy

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I made the transducer bracket from some scrap aluminium this would make it strong and rust proof and with the hump screws make it very quick to set up and remove

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With the transducer mount removed it just leaves a small piece of aluminium box track on the transom of the sib

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The transducer mount is easily removed for storage

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When in place the transducer becomes adjustable to my desired depth

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The fish finder head unit is mounted on a ball mount holder making it easy to adjust to any angle for viewing

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Note the coiled surplus transducer cable securely wrapped with a couple of cable ties and popped on the ball mount for easy storage out of the way

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The whole system comes off the sib ready for transporting.
It took me about 3 hours to make this bracket most of the time was spent shaping the aluminium but with this system I can attach the fish finder and transducer to the boat in less than 1 minute and remove it in the same time

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