Compared to putting a my Lowrance on my last kayak - a Trident
Ultra 4.3 - installation on my new Outback has been a breeze. The
Outback has a Lowrance compatible mount on the bottom and well
placed cable outlets on the hull. And this all-in-one kit is the easiest
way to get the rest of the job done.
I just dropped the battery holder in my rear twist-n-stow hatch and
used the plastic connectors that allowed me to splice the fish finder
power cable to the battery cable without solder and electrical tape.
Neat, secure and done. Worth the $
Everything you need to wire your Powerpole, sounder or other
electronics. Plenty and I mean plenty of wire is included. I use it
for my Powerpole and can fish for weeks before recharge.
I used this for my power pole and its works great and keeps the
battery in place. I will say I wish the litium ion battery had been out
for the power pole I would have gotten that but probably wont replace
this since I have it.
I always used to be the guy that went with a "I can make that myself"
approach. Have now decided that, yes I could, but it's take me far
longer and cost just ab out as much. So I bought the kit. When I took
delivery of my PA14 I was impressed with how much thought went
inot "attention to detail" and making it easy to work with the kayak.
So, in spite of maybe paying a little bit more to get the pre-packaged
Hobie fishfinder installation kit (and after reading positive reviews) I
bought the kit. I'm absolutely thrilled at how easy the install was to
install, the simple clip-on/clip-off battery charger attachment, the
hardware pieces, etc. Would strongly recommend it, rather than trying
to do it yourself... all the parts are there in the package and it less
than an hour to install. Great job Hobie.
Received the kit but with a different (Cheaper) battery than the one
advertised in the add and picture from Austin Kayak, misleading+
Hobie did change the battery that is included with this kit - we have updated the images accordingly.
Good kit has everything you need
This kit may be slightly overpriced but it certainly made installation a
breeze and also makes it easy to remove the battery for charging and
storage. Good quality stuff. As usual ACK was super to deal with.
Received this quickly. Good
customer service, happy with
Product was very easy to
install and has been working
great. So far no issues on
three fishing trips. It might be
a little overpriced but to me it
was worth not having to find all
the parts and pieces o make
the fishfinder work.
Easy install on ProAngler 12 & 14.
Thought about buying items
separately. VERY glad I didn't.
This kit is definitely the easy
button as it installs quick. On a
side note, I installed a Ray
Marine DragonFly (vs
Lowrance). It works fine (tight
fit) as long as you cut off the
brackets on the back of the
Hobie transducer cover.
used to install Lowrance 4x dsi
on Outback. everything fit as
per instructions. you need
long arms to reach rear fitting.
if you use a hatch lip for your
battery holder, be sure holder
lip side points away from screw
lock or it can foul it. I used
one fitting for both transducer
and power cords, a little tight
but spraying a little rubber
protectant on them allows easy
sliding in and out.