Depthfinder installation on kayaks just got smarter with the YakAttack CellBlok Fish Finder Mount! The YakAttack CellBlok is a track mounted battery box and its top surface serves as a mounting platform for the fish finder display and transducer deployment arm. No more drilling holes in your kayak or routing wires! Simply loosen the 2 track mount knobs and the CellBlok allows you to quickly and easily move your fish finder from one kayak to another!
|Length:||10.25 in / 26.04 cm|
|Width:||6.25 in / 15.88 cm|
|Height:||3.75 in / 9.53 cm|
|Weight:||3 lb / 1.36 kg|
After a discussion with Chad Hoover, I've had an opportunity to re- evaluate this product. (See my prior concerns about weight and listing.) Putting the Cellblok in the bottom of my Perception Manatee 10 DLx did not work out well for me and I went back to the Trac mount system as Chad suggested and discovered that only when installing the Cellblok into the Trac prior to entry into the kayak, the kayak did temporarily list to that side. However once you are in the kayak, the water and your weight counter balance the kayak and there is no listing while paddling or fishing. Boy was I wrong. I stand corrected and now I'm real happy with my fishfinder/transducer set up. Now all I need is to catch more fish.....Thanks for the phone call Chad.
Thought this was the answer to my delima, what to do with the battery in the Kayak. I couldn't find any other battery box that fit it to keep it off the flooring. It seemed to make sense to put the complete package on a trac system. However I found the cellblok too heavy especially when the battery weight is added.The trac system must be side mounted for the 18' transducer arm to function properly and therefore the weight causes the Kayak to list. Balance is important. I'm very disappointed in an expensive battery box.
Nice small,compact unit. I combined this with the RAM -Transducer arm mount. Works great. Used 2 RAM , diamond base mounts for both the fish finder arm and the transducer arm. Cover has multiple recessed hole patterns on the underside for practically any mount you want to use. Nice design. Good quality unit. Would purchase again. Mounted this on the side rail of my Jackson - Big Rig.
For Old Town yak owners only: I like the concept of the box so my rating will be skewed by the fact it doesn't work with the YakAttack Mounting Plate w/Gear Track for Old Town Predator Kayaks (AAP-1008). My fault for not reading that the plate and box would not be compatible. I like the concept of the box and gear track specific for Old Town Predators, but wish it was noted they weren't compatible. Now I read the box needs a 12" track which poses several problems. The original plates on my yak are 11 1/4" and the tracks needed are 12". Not only won't it match be Old Town tracks I already bought (I bought 2 others for the plates closet to the seat), it will also hang over the plate and aren't flush to the yak creating a possible snag hazzard. Now I have all this money invested and it's going to look like crap even if I cobble something together.