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Batteries & Fish Finders

Postby upforayak » 13 Sep 2017, 11:00

Hi All,

Couple of newbie DIY questions...

A)Looking to install a Lawrence 3x into my Outback,
I am at the stage of searching for a battery, I am trying to save as much money as possible (as we all do) and was wondering if there are any suggestions for recommended amperage, waterproof/non-waterproof etc...
I have a 12V battery charger already and was considering a regular 12V - 9ah battery and having to find a suitable plug to hook up the sounder/transducer. I have no idea what that plug would be but any suggestions would be much appreciated!

B) My Outback has a couple of Scotty Mounts which I wish to remove, any ideas on a neat and tidy way to seal the holes (4 bolt holes per mount) that will remain after mount is removed, I was considering to put small bolts back in the holes with silicone to seal any gaps in the holes which will only leave the bolt heads visible... ( I can't find any YouTube videos for removing mounts, only installing lol)

Thanks for any input in advance
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Re: Batteries & Fish Finders

Postby *Gab* » 13 Sep 2017, 11:45

Hi Up,

A) I have a dragonfly 5 pro and use this one http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/Product/Century-Rechargeable-Battery-PS1270-12V-7Ah/128928?menuFrom=1021636, can't go wrong.
Waterproof is not really an issue. Just buy one of those tall sistema containers and put the battery in it.
I never had a problem with it.
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B) Buy a cheap ass soldering gun at Bunnings and these polyethilene welding rods https://www.bunnings.com.au/tradeflame-polyethylene-plastic-welding-rods_p5910356
Quite easy to fix small holes like that. And even big one. I fixed my Hobie like that after the shark attack. :thumbsup:
Lots of videos on youtube about it.

Best of luck.

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Re: Batteries & Fish Finders

Postby upforayak » 13 Sep 2017, 13:23

Thats awesome thanks Gab,

Any tips on connecting the Sounder to the battery? Would I need a different adapter plug?
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Re: Batteries & Fish Finders

Postby laneends » 13 Sep 2017, 14:18

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Re: Batteries & Fish Finders

Postby upforayak » 13 Sep 2017, 15:30

Thanks Bud
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