Sunday, September 21, 2014

Porta Bote Fish Finder Installation and Mount

 Porta Bote Fish Finder Installation and Mount

Sept 21, 2014

Greetings to all our Fishing Friends once again,

We hope you've had a good fishing season thus far.  We wanted to reach out to all the Porta Bote owners out there to let them have a look at a great fish finder mounting solution for their Porta Botes or Port-a-Boats.  We recently worked with another of our great customers ("Chen" in California) who has a Porta Bote.  He purchased our 2.9ah magnetic boat fish finder mount with our 15mm magnetic transducer mount.  

This is a fabulous solution for the Porta-Boat, because again, there is no need to drill holes in the boat, or use glues when using this 15mm magnetic transducer mount from Fish Finder Mounts .com; and this is really an extra good thing in this case, because the boat is a fold up flexible plastic boat; so it's absolutely best not to drill holes in a flexible material such as with the Port-a-Boat.

So, instead of doing all the talking ourselves, we'll let Chen put the word out there - thank you Chen!

Here's what he had to say, and the photos he sent are also below:

"Hi Wade,
Happy Friday!
As promised, here are some pictures of the mount on my porta bote. 
The mount worked great.  I transom mounted the transducer and went over 12mph with no issue (somehow the sonar pictures goes away when the speed passes 7mph, but i suspect it is a sonar issue).  i will try out the side mount this weekend and see how well that works.
The main unit/battery box fits the side really well. i was slightly worried about how well it will hold at first, but then after a while I developed total confidence in the unit--it wasn't going anywhere.  you do have to cut out a small piece of black flotation insert so the clamp will fit, but that took less than 10 seconds.
Only problem I had with that unit is that when i was going fast in choppy water, the side of the boat vibrated a lot (since the boat is made of flexible plastic sheets) and the vibration made reading the screen nearly impossible.  so for someone that regularly travels in a porta bote in high speed in choppy waters, perhaps one of your float tube mounts might suit them better since those can be strapped directly onto the benches.
all in all, it is a great unit and is something that I have been looking for a long time! Thanks for developing it and best of luck with everything!

Below are Chen's photos he kindly shared with us.  He has a Lowrance Elite 4x HDI fishfinder mounted on his Port-a-Boat:

Fish Finder Control Head Gunnel clamp mount on Porta - Bote

Lowrance Elite 4x HDI with Magnetic Transducer mount at the transom position

Lowrance Elite 4x HDI Fish Finder mounted on Porta-Bote with transducer on the side area of the hull

Lowrance Elite 4x HDI transducer side mounted on Porta Boat using
the Magnetic Transducer mount from Fish Finder Mounts .com

I hope y'all enjoyed the post.  It is just another example of how versatile the fish finder mounting solutions from Fish Finder Mounts .com really are!

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Monday, September 8, 2014

A New Fantastic Kayak Transducer Mounting Device


September 8th, 2014

The more I look around on the web to see what's out there for mounting or installing a fish finder transducer on a kayak, the more I get excited about the Kayak transducer mounting solution from Fish Finder Mounts .com & Float Tube Fanatics.  I think many of you are aware that there are all kinds of people doing all kinds of things, such as:  Glueing their transducers to the inside bottom floor area of their kayak for a "through hull" mounting position, Flex and solid brackets that are clamped from the top side of the kayak, extending off and down the side of the kayak - often affixed to some kind of track channel.  And there's myriads of different other DIY (do it yourself ) methods kayak fishermen have and do employ today.

I won't going into great detail about what the merits, difficulties, challenges or "issues" might be with each of these approaches; other than to say that if you can get the transducer into the water where it's designed to be, that is clearly the optimal way of getting the best sonar signal.  The other thing I would add, is many of the designs out there are arduous and difficult to install, and are certainly often bulky and clumsy looking.

Enter the Magnetic Transducer Mount from Fish Finder Mounts .com and Float Tube Fanatics.  Here you have a device that installs within a few seconds, does not require any permanent bonding methods such as glues or rods and screws, and yet is only about 3 inches by an 1 inch and a half in footprint (smaller than a business card ).  This Kayak transducer mount weighs less than half a pound, and yet competently installs a transducer on the side of your kayak using paired sets of super magnets acting as an invisible clamp.  And then when you are done for the day, easily remove it within a few seconds as when you installed it.  This fish finder transducer mount also has a pivoting linkage which allows you to swing the arm up with a twist of a simple thumb knob.  This allows the kayak fisherman the ability to tilt it up out of the water when they really want to keep drag to a minimum when they are not fishing but rather moving to a destination at full speed.  Oh, and the fasteners used in manufacturing the device are all 316 marine grade stainless steel.  It's machined and built here in North America, and it is as tough as nails, to last your fishing career.  So it can be said, and has been asserted that there are a plethora of advantages to this kayak transducer mounting solution.

If you want to install a fish finder transducer on a Kayak, this is really quite an awesome solution - and so easy to boot!  Here are some great videos showing how this new amazing innovative works, and showing it in action on the water, on a kayak.  Enjoy:

Call Toll Free: 1-855-784-3474 and get yours today!

Here are few great emails from users of the magnetic transducer mount for kayaks commenting on this amazing kayak transducer mount:

May 31, 2014, from Jeff in Hayward, California:


Finally got out. Had a lot of work and family stuff going on. See the attached for the mount.  Works great, you could not have done better except maybe add a "fish bite now" button.

Take care,

Aug 13, 2013, from Jeffrey in San Diego, California:

Hey Wade,

Good to hear from you.  Yes, the transducer arms works great; sorry I didn’t let you know.  I'm hoping to take it out this weekend or next week and will get some pictures.  My boat has a weird shape / design to it, so it should be a good example of how well your design can work in different situations. 

I'm not sure how you guys market, but I hear a lot of kayak guys that are not happy with their set ups.  There is a cool website called Big Waters Edge, which is pretty much a Southern CA kayak fishing site.  You might want to check it out. 

Aug 14, 2014, from Jim in Harrisburg, PA


I attached some photos. As you will be able to see, I have my kayak all "pimped" out (so my kayak dealer calls it).  I have a Wilderness Experience, Pungo12 kayak.  It has a removable console where I have mounted my fish finder.  I was looking for a way to mount the transducer and then I came across your magnet device.  I mounted it on the on the shore so I could take some pictures.  I included some pictures of the results too.

Love your device.  I only wish I had thought of it.


That's all for now friends - will post again soon :)

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A Super Fishfinder Mount for the Most Powerful Fish Finder & GPS Graphs on the Market Today

The New 10 amp hour Fish Finder Mount from Fish Finder Mounts .com

September 8th, 2014

We have recently released our new 10 amp hour fish finder mounting system; which comes standard with our 15mm patent pending magnetic transducer mount.  This fishfinder mount is designed and manufactured to mount the largest of fish finders and GPS graphs on the market today.  Here are a few of the fish finders it will support and power:

Lowrance Elite 7 series fishfinders
Lowrance HDS 5 to 12 series fishfinders and graphs
Humminbird Onix fishfinders
Humminbird 1158c to 1199ci fish finders and graphs
Humminbird 958c HD to 998c HD series fish finders and graphs
Humminbird 858c to 899ci HD series fish finders and graphs
Garmin EchoMAP 50dv and 70dv and GPSMAP series fish finders and graps
Raymarine A series fish finders and graphs

Our great customer Don (thank you Don!)was kind enough to send us some fantastic photos of his Lowrance Elite 7 with CHIRP fish finder set up on our mount and his boat. Here they are:

The Lowrance Elite 7x CHIRP on Fish Finder Mounts .com portable
fish finder mounting system

The Lowrance Elite 7x CHIRP fish finder with Fish Finder Mounts .com
complete 10 amp hour fish finder mounting kit

A side photo of the Lowrance Elite 7x CHIRP clamped onto the side
of an Aluminum fishing boat

Cable routing for the Elite 7x CHIRP fish finder

The Elite 7x CHIRP fishfinder in action on the water,
Perfectly mounted with the Fish Finder Mounts .com
10 amp hour fish finder mounting kit

A Fish Finder Mount with all the Bells & Whistles to Get your Fish Finder set up Fast 

Like our smaller capacity fish finder mounting systems, this kit has all the bells and whistles, plus it includes a 10 amp hour capacity rechargeable 12 volt battery to run your fishfinder - sounder & graphs all day long.  Manage your cabling neatly via our integrated cabling slots.  Even the gunnel clamp has machined scuff guards so you won't mark your friends or any rental boat, much less your own.  And our 7.5 inch by 3.5 swivel mounting plate rotates a full 360 degrees to allow you to set up your control head viewing angle to any position you prefer.

Do Not Drill Holes in Your Boat When Installing a Fish Finder Transducer!

Don't drill holes in your boat when mounting your transducer with our 15mm magnetic transducer mount. The paired super magnets act as an invisible clamp allowing the user to avoid drilling holes in their boat or using glues as on permanent transducer installs.  And, choose where you want to install your transducer.  What do I mean?  I'm saying put it on the side of your boat hull or on the transom, or for that matter almost anywhere you can think of.  Our transducer mounting linkage rotates giving the user nearly an infinite amount of options.  Here's what Don's install looks like:

The Magnetic Transducer Mount from Fish Finder Mounts .com
up close shot on the side of the boat hull

The Magnetic Transducer mount from the outside of the
Aluminum boat, just below the Elite 7x CHIRP control head mount

The inside transducer magnetic mount pair

And when you're done for the day, take it off as easily as you put it on - within seconds, literally!  Want to take your fish finder or sounder on a rental boat, or on your buddy's boat?  No problem with our fish finder mounting kit.  Our fish finder mounting systems make almost any fishfinder - sounder completely portable.

Our fish finder kits are made to perform perfectly in both marine and fresh water applications as we use 316 stainless steel on all components that may be submerged; as with our magnetic transducer mount.

Here is a video showing you how this fish finder system will set up on your favourite fishing boat - enjoy:

Please check out our YouTube channel here:  for more great videos on all of our products that are designed to mount your the fish finder of your choice on Aluminum boats, Kayaks, Canoes, Float Tubes, Pontoons, Inflatable boats of all kinds, platic boats and more.

Call us at 1-855-784-3474 for your perfect fish finder mounting solution today; or email us at and we would be glad to help you. Our websites listed below have our online stores set up for your convenience.  Please take the time to browse.  Our sites have tons of videos and photos to help you see what you will be getting when you purchase your new fish finder mounting system from us.

More blog posts to come soon :)

Tight Lines till then,

From your friends at Fish Finder Mounts .com & Float Tube Fanatics