I just purchased the kayak kit and 385 ci...
The place I am installing my FF/GPS formerly held a flushmounted rodholder and the opening is 1/14" across ( too large for the included grommet) My work around was to drill out a rubber beaker/bottle stopper and hopefully pass the wires through, using the rubber stopper to make the seak to the kayak hull......)
My dilema is that I will have to route the transducer wire through a super narrow opening that neither the transducer itself or the head unit connector will pass through.
Does humminbird make a connector "kit" or clip that I could use to reattach the head connector clip if I were to snip off the factory connector, route the wire through the narrow opening I have, then recconnect the transducer connector clip-plug that would attach to the unit head?
OR is this just a bad idea and I should find another solution?
The Center Hole is 1/14 across - The smaller screw holes will be fulled by rubber plugs spiked w marine sealant, so no worries there
The larger will be filled, Im thiking, w a2 holed rubber plug ( Like a beaker stop ) feeding the wires through the holes in the stopper. If a cut and splice will not work, I may bore out one of the stopper holes to accomodate the transducer connector then back fil it by inserting a rubber grommet on the wire and utilizing some more marine silicone to fill the gap in the plug.....not ideal, but should keep wake/ splash water out of the hull....
Any ideas on how to seam this gap with the power and transducer wires runing up through them would be appreciated
What did you do and Pics?