Author Topic: Can this modification be done to a helix 5?  (Read 468 times)

Offline Mrpike1973

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Can this modification be done to a helix 5?
« on: Nov 21, 2020, 06:58 PM »
I just ordered it but have not received yet. Can you drill  somewhere on the carrying case to put a hook for holding the transducer cord like a vexilar box? The only downside I saw was the foam float i dont like with a 6 inch hole. Thanks pic would be great I do not want a arm like Marcum though broke every one of them off.

Offline WYIfish

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Re: Can this modification be done to a helix 5?
« Reply #1 on: Nov 21, 2020, 10:30 PM »
I just ordered it but have not received yet. Can you drill  somewhere on the carrying case to put a hook for holding the transducer cord like a vexilar box? The only downside I saw was the foam float i dont like with a 6 inch hole. Thanks pic would be great I do not want a arm like Marcum though broke every one of them off.
What really works for me for the past 10 years is using 1/2" pvc for a small 8 inch frame that sits on the side of the hole with the transducer mounted on a down pipe. the battery stays in a home depot black tackle box and the screen sits on the toolbox. It all fits in the toolbox for travel.  I have the screen base numbered with the cone angle and depth numbers. It really all works so well I have quit perfecting it.
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Offline matzilla

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Re: Can this modification be done to a helix 5?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 22, 2020, 08:34 AM »
just use a threaded eye and a stopper - no reason to over complicate it....or attach a marcum style transducer arm

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Offline hardwater diehard

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Re: Can this modification be done to a helix 5?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 22, 2020, 08:40 AM »
You may be able to use a piece of PVC w/end cap bolted/screwed to the base then add a Vexilar arm.

https://store.vexilar.com/transducer-support-arm.html
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Offline Mrpike1973

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Re: Can this modification be done to a helix 5?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 22, 2020, 11:11 AM »
Thanks everyone can't wait to get it!

Offline matt12

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Re: Can this modification be done to a helix 5?
« Reply #5 on: Nov 22, 2020, 11:39 AM »
Buy and attach the marcum arm. Love those things. Also take the float off if you get the arm. Just gets in the way.

 



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