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Attaching Vexilar to Fishing Boat

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I tried this set-up on my duck boat last summer. I strung the Ice-Ducer cable up under the carry handle of my LC-14 and I wedged the Foam floater under the handle so I could adjust the depth of the ducer with the bottom of the boat.

I got tired of not getting a reading I could rely on, (depth or fish) when I was moving (at any speed), so I bought a high-speed ducer and bracket with the suction-cup attachment and it works perfectly on any boat.


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I use the vex high speed transducer on my boat in the summer it works good, but I think the kit with ducer,mounting bracket, and power cord is like $80.00. In my little alumacraft I have held the iceducer over the edge, it works if your drifting or stopped but it is a pain.

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I made such a unit for Canada fishing. I took metal strap (used to hole pipes in homes) and simply screwed the strap around the ice transducer onto a piece of wood. I used a piece of rubber material to hold the ducer against the strap. I measured the width/length of the transom on my small boat and made a clamp out of wood that slipped right onto the transom.


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Vexilar makes a kit you can buy. I use it on two of my boats up on the Gunflint Trail area. Get the high speed ducer kit. If yuo get slow speed it will only read when you are not moving. They work pretty good.

Good Luck.

P.S. One thing I do is zip tie the cable to one of my transom holders incase the suction cup comes off, that way you dont lose it. Cause they will come off once in a while.

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No need to spend any money on brackets or high speed transducers. Just put the ice ducer on the bottom of the boat with a little water and it will shoot right through the boat. I use my vex in a 16' Lund and it works great.

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I have a Vexilar FL-8 ice fishing setup (battery/case/flasher) with the floating transducer. Is there a kit available to temporarily mount the transducer to the back of a rental boat in Canada? I want to use it for a summer trip...
Suppose I could rig something up, but maybe there's something already out there.
thanks

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Good news, yup there is something exactly for the setup you're talking about.

Bad news is I don't know what it's called.

The Expert Equip forum would give you better results.

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Cant help you on finding a mounting bracket. I used my fl-8 up on the english river system this last summer. It worked pretty good just letting it drift with the boat.

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