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    Default Bitten by the Black Friday Bug


    Well, due to a lot of scheming, researching, and a Black Friday sale, I’ve got a new cold weather project.
    Objective:
    To build a portable livescope that will be primarily used on my kayak but have the option to take along on the big boat.
    More to come as I figure out placement and rigging.

    Would welcome any pictures of others livescope setups on kayaks.

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    Congratulations and good luck on your project
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    Yup, congrats on the purchase. I will try to get together something to show my setup on the kayak. I wanted it portable and easily removable from kayak. A bunch of guys have done the ammo can install but I used plexiglass for mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDave336 View Post
    Yup, congrats on the purchase. I will try to get together something to show my setup on the kayak. I wanted it portable and easily removable from kayak. A bunch of guys have done the ammo can install but I used plexiglass for mine.
    Definitely would like to see. Right now I’m planning to use the Magellan dry box for battery, gls10 and all the wires. Maybe a couple of power outlets and switches.

    The tinkering and planning part is kinda fun for me………..until I get frustrated and nothing works as planned. Lol


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    I look forward to seeing it when you finish
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    Here are some pics from when I was building mine. I used a piece of plexiglass and some metal bar to mount the black box to. I made hooks to hang this on the back of my kayak seat base.

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    there is a notch to keep it centered in kayak at the bottom of plexiglass

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    with these hooks I could easily remove from kayak and then hang it on the side of my milk crate kayak bag for transport.

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    this is completed setup. My cables are just twist tied to boonedox bar. I use alligator clips to hook to my battery which is in my milk crate bag.

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    my pvc pole is mounted by Ram mounts on my track and right near my steering.

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    Probably not as neat as an all inclusive ammo can but it works for me in the space I have.
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    Very nicely done SD! I never thought of not using a box. Definitely takes up less space as well.
    Thanks for sharing


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    Thanks. I just wanted it to fit the space available behind my seat. The ammo can idea is a good one but it would force me to move my crate which I didn’t want to do. So I figured out another way. Works for me anyway.

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    I also love the way my pole swings in and lays on the boonedox for transportation too. Completely out of the way and in line with everything else.
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    I’m probably going to heavy but here’s where I am so far.
    Magellan 19qt dry box fitted with gls10, amped outdoor 14.8v 19ah battery, with all the cables in the box. Would have fit in a 13qt but wanted the space for cables and another battery to run parallel if on long trip.
    Thought being to have a ram ball on top of the box for chart and a ram ball on side for ducer pole. Take it in the big boat and set it in front of you as a complete portable package.
    Put a ram ball on each side of the yak to put the chart on 1 side and pole on other with power box behind my seat.
    More to come.

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    Very nice looks good. Sounds like you have it figured out.

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