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Finally got around to posting a few shots of the various modifications I have done to the quest. I hope some of these shots are helpful to others rigging up their kayaks.

Front dunny hatch has been made water tight for roll overs and surf mishaps..... so far tested upside down in The Coorong, no probs.

The Fish finder is installed and works a treat. I use a 7amp hour 12v battery to supply this and the nav light on the rear.

The battery is housed in a waterproof IP66 rated electrical adaptable enclosure, I use foam to pack it in when paddling.

Cheers.
 

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Front Hatch Closed
 

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Nav Light
 

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Transducer mounting - Piece of plastic chopping board with 70mm hole in it filled with marine grade silicon.
 

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Rear of the yak - Anchor Trolley + Mount for Nav Light + Extra Hatch
 

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Matt great work, I wasn't going to mod my Outback but after seeing that you are giving me ideas. 8)
 

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Really nice work there Matt

Are you able to access the rear plastic hatch on the water or is it mainly for opening ashore/
 

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Dodge, cheers matey! Likewise Blaen. The rear hatch can be accessed when afloat. The quest is so stable that you can crawl all over it like an ant. I tend to put my wet gear and boots etc in there. Usually I have a milk crate or esky behind the seat so it makes it harder. The main reason I chose to install it was to have access to the rear section of the hull. Since the hatch was installed, I could mount the anchor trolley using nuts and bolts rather than screws, and moreover was able to wire and install the nav light mounting out of the way right up the back. This hatch also allows for easy access to the rudder cables.

Cheers Guys!

Now for fish.................. :D
 
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