Mounting the fish finder was fun. I liked using what was lying around the home to come up with a way to mount it. The transducer usually is mounted on the solid hull of a boat but pontoon boats have no such place. I wanted to mount it so that it could be adjusted and in such a way that if it did hit a rock or something it would not break off but would be able to give a bit (like the kickup brackets provide for) The unit itself needs to be visable (duh) and close enough to me so I can push all the neat little buttons on it.
I got a lot of ideas from browsing the net. Here is what I ended up doing:
Take these items found around the house with the exception of the velcro strap
Put them all together:
The vecro strap will hold the mount on the pontoon. The transducer is mounted on the PVC pipe. Under neath the black cover the pipe is cut with two notches and connected back together with the spring. If it hits something solid it will bend yet the spring holds it solid otherwise. I cut the orignal hull mount so it slides into the pipe and is held by the same bolt that holds the spring. Stretching the spring out to align the holes was no fun. I put the lower screw in first to hold the altered mount and spring. Then I used a long strong twine tied to the other end of the spring to stretch it out to get the second bolt through. I used the bicycle tube to cover it because I was tired of gettng my fingers pinched 🙂
Here is a picture from the Bass and Tubes web site that gave me the idea: