swinging camera mount. I take the mount out when launching on the ocean, it is light and easy to position. All of my self shots are taken with this mount. I use the camera mount to keep my fish grips in easy reach. I used a whistle string around a foam buoy to keep Davy Jones from taking them. I also usually stuff a bait knife in one of the rod pod straps to keep it close at hand.
Here is a shot on the inside of the boat. I Gooped my transducer flat to the bottom and used yellow duct tape to make it easier to add and remove fishing rods from the hull. A few zip ties secures my transducer wire and keeps it neat.
I know it is a crappy picture, but I keep extra fuses in a trout bait jar just in casesubmersible light. I leave the connection open and haven't had any problems in the salt water. Occasionally I douse the terminals with WD-40, and every time it hits salt with gets rinsed and re-coated. I have had the kayak full of salt water with the open plug and fishfinder on with no problems at all.
I have been using this setup for a while now and it really works for me. Feel free to use any of the ideas I used, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments. This sport and community have been amazing to me. It is never over, the perfect setup is always there, but just out of reach. So keep experimenting.
Thanks for reading,
Ric Burnsley's book:
The Complete Kayak Fisherman http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Kayak-Fisherman-Ric-Burnley/dp/1580801471
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