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We have created a new external transducer mount for the a range of fishing skis to address a number of issues we hear from customers;
- Total-scan transducers can't shoot thru-hull.
- Inaccurate water temperatures.
- Poor image due to air gaps under the transducer.
- Hassles removing epoxy or marine adhesive mounted transducers when upgrading sounders or selling your ski.
We have created a series of droppers compatible with Garmin, Lowrance and Humminbird transducers. These attach to a deck mounted pivot allowing you to fold up the transducer on the rear deck for transport or for sessions playing in the surf.
There are two types of pivot available; the standard unit or the combo which incorporates a rear bracket for our anchor trolley system. The pivots have the same hole spacing as a toe-strap plate allowing it to be mounted under the rear handle of skis with the standard cloth handles without the need to drill any holes.
There are a couple of methods for routing your transducer cable into the fish hatch depending on the size of the transducer plugs on your unit. You can drill a small hole in the rear deck* to allow the transducer cable into the hull. The hole can be sealed with silicon and then covered with a cable clam, or transom cable cover. These come included in the box with some Garmin sounders or can purchased here.
For sounders with large transducer plugs, a Hobie three way thru hull plug can be installed on the rear deck in front of the rudder access port. Unfolded wire coat hangers or similar, can then be used to run the cables into the hull along the side of fish hatch and out at the battery box.
*Note care should be taken when drilling holes in the rear deck so as not to cut the rudder lines.
- Top pivot bracket
- Dropper arm
- Cable tie
- 1.5 inch 8G stainless self-tapper screw (x2)
- M5 marine grade stainless bolt
- M5 marine grade stainless nyloc nut