Jackson Cuda Transducer/Scupper Mount
I wanted to mount a fish finder with out having to drill any holes and such. I took a few ideas that was thrown around and put together this rig.
Fish Finder: Lowrance 4x DSI
(1) Velcro 4 in. X 2 in. Industrial Strength Strips 2 Pack
(1) Plastic Cutting Board
(2) Metal bands
(1) Gorilla Tape
(1) Scupper Plug
(2) 3/4″ Screws
(8) 1/2″ Screws
(1) 6 Pack Cooler Bag ( for battery storage)
Phillip Screw Driver
Step 1: Choose a Flat surface where you would want to mount the Fish Finder. I ended up mounting mines onto my center hatch. Clean the surface where the Velcro is going to be placed. I then Velcro the two 4″ X 2″ stripes onto the center hatch
Step 2: Using what I had, a hack saw did the job to cut the plastic cutting board. Since the Velcro stripes came with 2 strips of 4″x2″ . I ended up cutting the board into a 4″x4″ (inches). A great suggestion if your cutting board has the orange peel finish on it. Sand it down smooth so the Velcro will stick onto it firmly. I ended up just using the 8 – 1/2″ screws to reinforce the velcro tape on the back of the cutting board. I then mounted the FF onto the board with just two 3/4″ screws.
Step 3: Transducer rig- I used the scupper plug that came with the Jackson Cuda and two metal bands . Bolted the metal band to the transducer and then Gorilla taped it to the scupper plug.
Jackson Scupper Plug that came with the Cuda
Two metal bands you can find at your local hardware store
Gorilla Tape it,but before tightening up the bolts on the metal bands. make sure you have it some what loose to adjust how the transducer is going to be angled underneath the kayak. Once you have it adjusted, tighten up the bolts so that the transducer stays in that angle every time you plug it back into the scupper
The transducer was nice and flushed and did not stick out at all.
I mounted the transducer towards the front of the kayak through the scupper plug
Step 4: Storing the battery and the rest of the harness from the fish finder. I used a 6 can cooler bag you can get from walmart. It has two pockets on the cooler. I stuffed the rest of the harness from the fish finder into the pocket and zipped it up and left just enough for it to reach the fish finder. Pop open the center hatch on the Jackson Cuda and this cooler fits perfectly inside.
There are many ways you can approach this, I just used what I had laying around the house, with a few exceptions. This was a Budget friendly project that turned out great! The cool thing about this rig is, I can just move everything over to the Coosa as well. You just need another pack of Velcro.