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.
I love my Cellblok. I installed it on a rail on my Hobie Pro Angler with a RayMarine Dragonfly fishfinder on top. I am right handed and so I put it on the right side. It is not in the way at all and I can simply loosen and slide of the rail. No running wires through, or drilling hole in, my yak. very pleased.
This box was an excellent approach to mounting my Lowrance Elite 4 CHIRP to my Tarpon 120 kayak! I originally intended to hack a Pelican box for this purpose but am now glad that I used a Cellblok instead. A few comments: I was pleasantly surprised that "Assembly hardware included" meant it also came with eight bolts and lock nuts to attach two RAM mounts on the lid! No need to source your own hardware if two mounts will suffice. Unlike the older Elite 4 models, the CHIRP has a much thicker transducer cable, and this means that the excess cable will not wrap neatly on the box's wiring loom. It's ok, just wrap the first few loops snugly on the cleats and then zip-tie the remaining loops that spill over to the whole bundle. To mitigate listing of the boat and for better portability, I opted for only a 5Ah battery instead of a full-size 7 or 9Ah model. You can still run your finder for days on a 5Ah model and the smaller battery afforded more room inside the box for extra power cabling and inline fuse harness. Boat listing wasn't a problem either when I was seated! Also it helps to store your anchor if you have one to the opposite side of the boat. Lastly, an older review on the Internet stated that you need to drill a hole to route your wiring in the box. YakAttack has since improved the unit by including cable notches on either side of the sliding access door so no need for drilling!