Fishfinder Mount on Classic boat?

Discussion in 'Boat Modification Journal' started by Old Bill, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. Old Bill

    Old Bill New Member

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    Howdy,

    I'm trying to get 10 postings in so that I can open files...so bare with me!

    I recently bought a 1957 Richline 14' aluminum fishing boat that is in prime condition! It is very nice, with very few holes drilled in the aluminum transom, hull or railing.

    However, I did want to install a cheap fishfinder, mainly to use as a depth finder, but didn't want to drill any holes in the boat. So I decided to use one of the boat's oar lock to hold a plywood mounting base.

    Here is a photo showing the plywood base installed with a single bolt going thru the oar lock. Works great as you can see that the Humminbird fishfinder is showing the water is 23 feed deep in my driveway, and that there are several gravel fish hiding in the depths!

    http://oomur.pair.com/wwpotter/images/Richline fishfinder mounted.JPG

    Old Bill
     
  2. jim

    jim New Member

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    Very nice work,plus you dont even have to go fishing ,just sit in the driveway and wait until a big one swims thru the screen.:big_smile::smile2: