I picked up the Lowrance Elite 4 and the Hobie Fishfinder Installation Kit III recently, and I am a bit confused as to where to install the fish finder.
I really like the Railblaza star mounts for the akkas, and picked up one + the universal mounting base, assuming I'd install the Lowrance on the rear akka (green circle below).
However, I only see the through-hull plugs in the map pockets and behind the rear seat (blue stars above).
This means I'd have to run the cables to the Lowrance from the blue stars out to the rear akka which might not be ideal. Or, drill a hole near the akka (on the ridge behind the front seat) and get a new through-hull port there?
Alternatively, and since I sail from the rear seat, it looks like I could maybe get some sort of screw-on mounting system and position in the cup holder area of the rear seat? (I use the port side bottle holder and don't really use the larger starboard cup holder). What would be recommended to mount in the blue circle area to hold the Lowrance?
I could see this (blue circle) as beneficial because I could then reach the Lowrance controls from a seated position, however, the starboard side is already pretty busy with all the sail rigging.
Has anyone mounted a Lowrance on a 2015 (or earlier) tandem island?