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!
|Weight:||3 lb / 1.36 kg|
|Material:||UV Resistant High Density Polyethylene|
Things that could be improved- The racks to wrap the cords could be bigger. Since I mounted my transducer in the scupper hole next to the cellblock I had a lot of cord to wrap. It did not fit so I used zip ties to secure it along side of the wires that did fit. The other down side is the unit is not water proof. I don't know if that is an issue or not as I did flip my kayak over in the ocean and everything still works. but I would like that added security knowing no water (especially salt water) is getting on the terminals and the plugs. That being said- it is a great little unit for what it is intended to do.
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.
Item worked great and as advertised. I would like to see this come with grommets, since having to pass wires through is a custom option. ACK customer service is outstanding and second to none.
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.