Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:53 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: in dash depth finder
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 8:07 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:29 am
Posts: 58
I am thinking about mounting an in-dash Depth finder (the flush round ones) on my AI. Has anyone done this set up before on their Hobie?

I fish out of my Outback (about to change now that My AI has arrived) and find that I usually utilize my FF for depth readings (avoiding the shallows), rather than locating fish. Got me thinking that I would only require an in-dash depth finder for the AI, thus keeping the deck a little less cluttered.

I do not have any experience with these.

Appreciate any advice/links!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: in dash depth finder
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 9:40 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:21 pm
Posts: 2231
Location: Maui, Hawaii
In the future, when you change hulls (upgrade?) this will leave a big hole in this hull unless you sell/give the Depth finder with the hull. This will either drop the resale value or increase how much you would need to sell it for, substantially.

_________________
Image
http://KayakingBob.com - - - - - Hobie Island Sailing since 2006 - - - - - 2011 & 2012 Hobie AIs and a 2012 TI


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: in dash depth finder
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 10:03 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:29 am
Posts: 58
After the convincing it took to allow me to keep the Outback and purchase the AI, I don’t think I’ll ever be allowed to get rid of it.

:)




Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: in dash depth finder
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 10:32 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:21 pm
Posts: 2231
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Then start cutting! :)

I've always liked the look of the "in dash" compass installs on an AI.

Good luck.

_________________
Image
http://KayakingBob.com - - - - - Hobie Island Sailing since 2006 - - - - - 2011 & 2012 Hobie AIs and a 2012 TI


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: in dash depth finder
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 6:08 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:35 pm
Posts: 24
Careful. There is not much room between the dash and mast support.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 7 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group