Do-It-Yourself: Installing a Lowrance Fishfinder
on a West Marine Kayak


By Mike Montgomery, Tim Clark and Tom Burden, Updated 2/27/2018

Mike Montgomery shows us a clean and simple way to install a Lowrance Elite-5 TI fishfinder/chartplotter combo on a West Marine Pompano kayak. The installation took about four hours, and we had a working Elite-5 TI at the end of the afternoon. 

You can do it too!

Skill Level Description
Installing the track and caulking: 2 out of 10
Assembling the Portable Kayak Transducer Kit: 5 out of 10
Electrical wiring and connections: 4 out of 10
Tools RequiredShopping List
Installing the Elite-5 TI and the transducer:
  • Cordless Drill
  • Drill Bits
  • Basic screwdrivers, pliers and other common hand tools
  • Utility Knife
  • Stripper/Crimper Tool
  • Metric Hex Key Wrenches