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 Post subject: Re: My rigged 2012 PA 14
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:16 pm 
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Ok so the lowrance elite 5 is gone. The good news is, im picking up my Lowrance HDS5 gen2 nautic insight tomorrow. Not sure if i will get the structure scan right away or wait a few weeks. Im still tossing around mounting ideas/options.


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 Post subject: Re: My rigged 2012 PA 14
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:06 pm 
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gsellers1245 wrote:
Ok so the lowrance elite 5 is gone. The good news is, im picking up my Lowrance HDS5 gen2 nautic insight tomorrow. Not sure if i will get the structure scan right away or wait a few weeks. Im still tossing around mounting ideas/options.



so much for the bird huh?

I think the structurescan thingie is a whole seperate transducer?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:20 am 
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Yepp. I got a deal i couldnt resist.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:18 pm 
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Any pics of your tranducer setup?

Nice job on all that work.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:00 pm 
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Ok so i got the lowrance hds5 gen2 today and all i can say is WOW!! just playing with the features and settings has me really excited. I will share my install pics as i go.

Tonights progress was mounting the unit and running/securing the power cable and test for operation.

First i started off with a female scotty flush deck mount and a scotty swivel base. Flush mount was already installed and i riveted the cradle to the scotty swivel base.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:12 pm 
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Next step was to mount the head unit and run power wires. I will have more pics as i go tomorrow.
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Test run before routing power cables
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The routed power wire with fuse block. Nice and clean. Fastened up high just in case of leakage.
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Thats all i have for tonight. I will have more pics of the transducer installation as well as the bulkhead fittings installation tomorrow...


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:23 am 
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wow, can't wait to see it!

thats after he uses it tarpon fishing today!

(and now, I'm gonna call u and make sure yer up! Mr., I only wanna sleep 4 hours or less)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:17 am 
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I didnt even hear my phone ring. Woke up at 930 and saw that everyone blew up my phone. I needed the sleep anyway. Work has been running me hard.

Anyway, transducer cable has been ran and all i have left is to install the transducer in the hull. I will use marine goop. I have the foam pad that i got in my hobie fish finder installatiin kit but the new transducer is much larger so it will just be gooped by itself to the hull.


More pics to come...


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:31 am 
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Ok heres some updates. First the 1" hole that was previously drilled for the wiring had to be trimmed so that the oversized connectors could both fit through.
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Its a tight fit but thats great so that water doesnt have a chance to get in easily
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Next step is installing the transducer. I prepped the area with sandpaper as well as the transducer, layed down a nice puddle of marine goop and positioned the transducer with tape so that it wont move.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:33 am 
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Now to air dry....
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:37 am 
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Question. Where do you buy the grommets for the wires coming out the side and up into the starboard? Just bought an mark 4 and thought they came with it but didn't. Tried home depot but the inner diameter is too big on the rubber grommets and will let water in.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:44 am 
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I got mine (the same as Glenn's) from our local hobie dealer, they had em.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:22 am 
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Mine was included in the hobie fish finder installation kit. Ill call the store today and see if they know who makes it. The store is called tackle shack.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:38 pm 
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Ok install is complete. Wires are secured. However i had some problems with the marine goop. At the 20 hour mark there was no bubbles. When i got home from work around the 30 hour mark there was an abundance of air bubbles throughout. I slowly installed the transducer from the backside slowly tilting forward to ensure no air bubbles. Not sure what happened. Something in the curing process??? Not sure. Heres a couple pics. One of the install and one of the bubbles.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:49 pm 
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I am also interested in the lumbar support. I tried to find it without any luck. Where did you get it from?

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