Bob Sandeen, Kayak Angler, Prescott, Arizona – How To Rig A Fishing Kayak With A Transducer

-“As you can see I have been rigging the “W” like many of your other customers. I have been out twice so far and it only took me 5 minutes to get my sea legs.”

Fishing kayak in Willow lake, AZ
Fishing kayak at Willow lake, Arizona

Rigging the kayak with a transducer:

This is the plumber’s putty I used for fixing the transducer in the hull. It cost $1.99

rigging transducer in fishing kayak

First I made a ring of putty in the bottom of the hull. The ring is big enough to put my transducer in.

rigging transducer in fishing kayak (3)

Then I put the transducer in and added a little water for good contact with the hull.

rigging transducer in fishing kayak (4)

I then covered the transducer with more putty and sealed it up.

rigging transducer in fishing kayak (5)

The putty sealed really well with the kayak’s hull. There was no water leakage.
I got a good signal through the hull, and it was cheap and fast to do. I can also peel it off real fast with no residue left behind.

And this is how I improved comfort:

rigging fishing kayak AZ

I picked up a yoga mat from my local Good Will store for $2.00.

rigging fishing kayak AZ

I used double faced carpet tape on the bench.

I cut the mat to fit the bench seat and laid it down.

rigging fishing kayak AZ

It made for a nice soft seat and it’s not slippery.

rigging fishing kayak AZ

Here’s my “W” at the lake ready to go:

rigging fishing kayak Willow lake AZ

I live in one of those houses that are on the hillside in the background.

fishing kayak Willow lake AZ

fishing kayak Willow lake AZ

The “W” is a great boat to sneak up on wildlife.

fishing kayak, wildlife, Willow lake AZ

This is a beautiful lake just to be on. (Willow Lake Prescott Arizona.)

Bob

This review was first published on Wavewalk’s fishing kayaks blog >>

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