Installing a Lowrance 7TI on a Hobie Outback

Hey guys James Snyder here with the Headwaters Fishing Team. I recently upgraded to the Lowrance 7 ti want wanted to give a detailed how to on what i used and how i did it.

Parts used-
Lowrance 7ti
http://www.lowrance.com/en-US/Products/Fishfinder-Chartplotter/elite-7-ti-en-us.aspx

Heavy duty Ram Mount 1.5 ball
 http://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-101-LO11


Yak Attack 1.5 ball
 http://www.yakattack.us/SB15_12_p/sb15-12.htm

Yak Attack Gear tack – cut to fit
http://www.yakattack.us/GT90_08_p/gt90-08.htm

Berley Pro total scan transducer mount
 https://www.berleypro.com/product/totalscan-ready-transducer-mount-suits-hobie/

12v 22ah battery
https://www.amazon.com/Rechargeable-Replacement-KEYKO-KT-12220-Terminal/dp/B01LXNS894/ref=sr_1_9_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1481936088&sr=8-9&keywords=12v%2B22ah&th=1

water proof quick connector
https://www.amazon.com/Huicocy-Waterproof-Electrical-Connector-Marine/dp/B01DILSJ0A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1481936117&sr=8-1&keywords=12v+waterproof+connector

Ring terminals
 https://www.amazon.com/Gardner-Bender-10-106-Terminal-Yellow/dp/B000LNOJYY/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1481936143&sr=8-8&keywords=ring+terminals

silver soldier
https://www.amazon.com/Kester-83-4000-0000-Solder-Pocket-Diameter/dp/B00068IJNQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1481936172&sr=8-4&keywords=silver+solder

heat shrink tubing
 https://www.amazon.com/JawayTool-Assortment-Electrical-Connection-Diameters/dp/B018G6CQAG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1481936194&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=heat+shrink&psc=1

Hobie through hull kit
 http://www.austinkayak.com/products/12509/Hobie-Thru-Hull-Wiring-Kit.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Shopping:%20ACK%20PLA&scid=scplp292988&sc_intid=12509_10705_1&gclid=CI3C39GD-tACFQ6Zfgod9ikMIA

Hobie Multi wire through hull kit

soldiering iron
phillips screw driver 
after unpacking everything i took my quick disconnect and the fuse holder provided with the fish finder and tinned the ends 
useing the silver soldier i prepped the wires by adding soldier to the wire tips (tinning)
i heated both of the wires to allow the soldier to become fluid and joined the two wires together and let cool

pro tip: apply heat shrink to the wires before soldiering-
i then soldiered up the power cable to the other side of the quick connector in the same way

add ring terminals to the positive and negative wire and test fit on the battery.

i had a lowrance elite 4 hdi allready installed and needed to remove the power and transducer from that unit as well as the old ram mounting system

unscrew the 3 mounting screws on the lowrance transducer cover

this is what happens when you dont clean out your transducer correctly

remove the wireing from the old transducer

you can see here why a berley pro transducer mount is required

sorry its upside down ill fix later- full kit from berley pro- extremely well made!

attach total scan transducer to the mounting plate using supplied screws from lowrance kit

reinstall transducer mounting plate and traducer cover with original screws and screws from the berley pro kit. 

using the Hobie through hull kit run  the wire from under the kayak through the kayak

run all 3 wires from inside of hull using the Hobie 3 wire through hull kit and install ram mount with yak attack 1.5 ball

the lowrance 7ti mounts easy on the ram mounting arm 

hook up the battery and connect connectors to fish finder and turn on

this unit is very popular for kayak fisherman!

the lowrance 7ti is a fairly easy install with the kit i have assembled here and i hope this helps you in your future fish finder installs. i will follow this up with a review on the system after i have a month or 2 of using the unit and have first hand knowledge of how it works. thanks for taking the time to read my install guide and if you have any questions feel free to hit me up on Facebook or Instagram
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