Sonar in a Kayak (Redux)

In 2012 I installed a transducer in my W500 using the excellent method suggested by John Fabina, from Wisconsin.

The system has worked very well but I didn’t like the way it looked.

The materials are very simple; some plastic foam (I used a slice of a large pool noodle), a section from a plastic food container and the ever-reliable duct seal. Note that you must use duct seal and not plumber’s putty.

For an even nicer look I will probably replace the ring from the yoghurt container with something like a slice of PVC pipe. The ring is the perfect moat to hold the 2 tablespoons of water needed to “see” through the hull.

The pictures tell the story.

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