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Post  Cigar on Sun Aug 09 2009, 03:08

Here are some photos of how I have rigged my Yamaha FX160 Cruiser.

I have been using telescopic fishing rods, which I collapse & put into self-adhesive foam rodholders when travelling from spot to spot. The fishfinder display is mounted in the cupholder on a stainless "cotton reel". I have never seen the mount, but imagine it will be very similar to Andrews product. I put a plastic tip (for chair legs) over the ff plug when the display is not attached to keep water out.


Here a few photos of the transducer setup. My reasons for ending up with this were:
Mounted from boarding step bolts so no holes drilled in hull
Mounted to the side to allow access to bung
Mounted close to rear of hull to get clean water flow (as needed for any transducer setups).
This involved getting a mount made that angled this way and that to achieve the end result.


The cost of the mounts and FF installation was not cheap at $660, plus $320 for the ff itself, but the easy way to justify the cost was to think if it saved the ski from hitting one rock it had paid for itself.

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Post  2-EXTREME on Mon Aug 10 2009, 08:56

Nice shots and good effort with the fitout. All you need (for Christmas) is an Ultimate Rod Holder and then you will enjoy the sport even more, but until then, I like your way of thinking!

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Post  Cigar on Mon Aug 10 2009, 10:01

Nope, Christmas is too far away - ordered and paid for an Ultimate Rod Holder yesterday! santa

I've bought a couple of decent 2 piece rods, and the missus complains about twisting around to get fish into the chilly bag tied to the back of the ski, so it had to be done. Wonder if that means she'll pay for it....might be pushing it seeing she paid for my new Backbone Elite rod... I love you Though if I point out that she nearly always catchs more fish than me, she might agree she'll be using it the most Razz

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Post  salti 1 on Mon Aug 10 2009, 11:20

very nice
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Post  toolman on Wed Aug 12 2009, 00:22

where did you find this?

i need to do something like that.

thanks and nice setup...

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Post  Cigar on Wed Aug 12 2009, 06:57

Hi Toolman,
It was custom made. I explained (very clearly!) to the dealer what I wanted to do, and they took the ski down to the metalwork company they use, got a quote, and got it done. I can't see any reason a workshop in your area couldn't do the same, though I would recommend you use a place that does marine stainless work so they know the right materials to use.
If you want, PM me your e-mail address, and I'll take & send some more photos.

In hindsight, I didn't really need to go sideways to allow access to the bung as I rarely take the bung out. But it did allow the tranducer to sit further from the jet nozzle, closer to the hull, and behind a nice flat piece of the hull (all good for transducer performance). It also meant the transducer is higher up compared to the ride plate (less chance of wiping it off on something, which I suspect is not good for performance) lol!

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Post  Jetskifishing on Wed Aug 12 2009, 07:53

toolman wrote:where did you find this?
i need to do something like that.
thanks and nice setup...
Hi Toolman, Jetskifishing supplies some mounting hardware similar to Cigars set up, email direct if if I can help at andrew@jetskifishing.co.nz
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Post  toolman on Wed Aug 12 2009, 22:24

Jetskifishing wrote:
toolman wrote:where did you find this?
i need to do something like that.
thanks and nice setup...
Hi Toolman, Jetskifishing supplies some mounting hardware similar to Cigars set up, email direct if if I can help at andrew@jetskifishing.co.nz
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