Hobie has taken the guess work out of installing a fish finder by providing a simple yet complete installation kit. This kit is specifically pieced together to include everything you need for wiring up your fish finder to any Hobie kayak with the“Lowrance Ready” feature. Kit Includes: 12V 9AH waterproof gel cell battery and charger, wiring hardware, and battery holder which mounts to the sail post or in the lip of an 8” twist and seal hatch.
Received this quickly. Good customer service, happy with product. Thanks!
Received the kit but with a different (Cheaper) battery than the one advertised in the add and picture from Austin Kayak, misleading+ Losing customers
Hobie did change the battery that is included with this kit - we have updated the images accordingly.
I went with the Hobie kit on our Outback, having used the same kit for our Pro-Angler 14 last year after having such a pleasant ( and uneventfully short) PA-14 installation experience. Granted, using the Hobie kit also provided me with back-up chargers, cords/clips, etc, which was also a plus. A reasonably clever craftsman/woman could do the same installation with off-the-shelf parts for probably less $$$. - if you don't have to drive back-and-forth to the store to get the needed parts. However, Hobie's (as you come to expect) thought this through and the ease of installation, charging simplicity, and pre-formed battery holder results in such a neat, tucked-away installation that it'd be difficult to replicate. 4-STARS!!
Kit worked well for installation on a Hobie Mirage Outback.