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.
This seemed to be the best solution for my use - I bought a Lowrance HDS-7 Carbon head unit with the TotalScan transducer to put on (for the moment) a Jackson Coosa HD. Just got to test it a couple of days ago. So the unit itself is great - it has enough space for you to mount most fish finders you'd put on a kayak, along with a transducer arm mount (in my case it was a Ram mount made specially for the TotalScan transducer that ACK doesn't stock). Inside the box, there's room for the battery I used (a NOCQUA 10 amp-hour model) and for the excess power cable. On the winding cleats, I have the transducer wire. All in all, a really good system that's probably about as compact as you're going to get that manages all of the components of a fish finder and makes it easy to take on and off, and use on other kayaks if you have more than one. Just a word of advice - this takes up a lot more real estate than I'd imagined. Once on, I had to modify my paddlestroke (definitely an understatement) to clear this thing. In the end I slid my seat into 'shoot the class 3 mode', which is the low as far back as you can go so that I could still make some good progress with this thing on there. I think that the solution is to get a peddle- drive kayak to fit this, and I can't wait to save up enough to test that hypothesis.
I have Predator PDL. Unit works great.... EXCEPT for sliding horizontal door. Door width is too narrow... can easily fall out. I have bought TWO of these. Both same.... I finally glued velcro tape on unit to make sure I did not loose door again.