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Topic: Would You Bite? Used Trident 13/with rudder under $600  (Read 3504 times)

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INSAYN

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Originally,  having struggled with transducers  on my outboard (2 were snapped-off while launching/loading in rough water) I thought the scupper mount was a great  addition.  However,  I'm strongly leaning towards the thru-hull mount,  and I see your point that blocking a scupper is not wise.  This T13 came with a battery bag suspended in the front hatch.  That looks like a good place for a transducer. 

My brother (Pescador Pilot 12) has suggested a few inexpensive FFs.  I've just started to scan the market in classifieds.   I'll keep an eye out for Eagle Cudas.

The battery bag is for the battery and works great for the battery.  The transducer needs to sit on the bottom of the hull (inside), and with the T13 that place is right under the Sonar Shield area.  With the foam 'ducer holder glued in place with Marine Goop right there, you can actually reach it from the rod pod opening to fill the void with water and easily "burp" it.
 

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kaz

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 I haven't yet found a deal on a FF,  but I just purchased a used cheapo yak cart-thingie ($25).  I'm becoming a scavenger. 


Thanks for the tip on transducer location.  That makes sense.
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You asked, but you got your answer already: through the hull in a water bath at the location INSAYN mentioned.

Just a note on mounting he head unit: I used a RAM Mounts universal adapter plate thingy for the fish finder head and slide it into one of the rod holder mounting holes in the Mod Pod cover.  I can take the whole thing off for transport and I didn't have to drill any unsightly holes.

I stole the idea from Trident 13 before he up and moved to some weird place in the wilds of the Midwest, so it's worked well for at least two of us...


kaz

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That sounds like a great idea.  I'm just a little worried that I'll have trouble reading the FF screen.  I'm marginally near-sighted,  and I hate to wear prescription  glasses on the water.  However,  I might not have a choice.  The 4" or 5" FF screens seem awfully small.  I've been looking for used or older model,  but so far I haven't found a good deal. 

Tomorrow after work,  I'll be shopping for a decent/comfortable PFD.  Do you have any tips for a reliable marine radio?  On my old Cobra, the battery is dead.

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kaz

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If it's in decent shape, $600 is a steal.  I've been fishing T13's for the last 10 years.  I've even caught a couple of fish from them.

-Mark-


Hey Mark, 

I've been out fishing in my T13 several times,  but I'm struggling to locate a position for a rod holder.   As a moocher,  I need to see the rod tip (so the integral aft mounts don't work),  and I need to have easy/quick,  hands-on access to the rod.  Presently,  my mod pod is molded to accept Scotty rod mounts,   so I'm using the most forward Scotty-mount on the pod.  This mostly works,  but it seems there could be a better option.   Any suggestions would be appreciated. 


I'm extremely happy with the T13.  It's fast,  sleek and seaworthy. 


Thanks,  kaz (Glen) 
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