There are many inflatable boats out there with hard bottoms yet without solid side walls or even a hard transom where a motor would clamp to and rest upon. Those are the kind of boats that have inspired, or even necessitated the creation of this glue-on mounting system.
Here are a couple of great installation videos:
And this is a great field use video:
The gluing-on of the control head portion is a very effective method for mounting a fish finder control head to any inflatable dinghy, run-about, or zodiac style inflatable boat. It's an effective solution because it allows the user to install the fish finder wherever they may desire on the top of the inflatable bladder; so as to optimize proximity and viewing comfort. We also find it is safer when it's not inside of your boat, on the floor somewhere for you to accidentally trip over when you are fighting that big fish of the day!
Glue/Adhesive is sold separately, and must be sourced from a third party. For PVC fabricated boats we recommend: CLIFTON URETHANE GLUE as seen at this link: https://www.nrs.com/product/1901/clifton-urethane-adhesive ; and for Hypalon boats we recommend the STABOND UK - 148 adhesive as seen at this link: http://www.nrs.com/product/1903/stabond-adhesive . If you are in Canada, check out the Aquabatics website for some good options here: https://aqoutdoors.com/search?q=clifton The Scotty's glue on mount in this kit is fabricated from a flexible PVC.
For battery charging and maintenance we have an automatic charger available under our ACCESSORIES section of our shop on this website. Please do not use an automotive style charger as these units charge at 2 amps minimum continuously; which is too aggressive for the smaller batteries that come with our mounting kits.
5ah 4.5 Glue-On Boat Mount Kit - up to 5" screens
-Comes with EVERYTHING you need to mount and power your fish finder straight out of the box - except for the glue. Notes on where to source the glue are in the description portion of this store page.
-Glue-On plate footprint dimensions are 7" x 5"
-WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND OUR 5AH QUICK RELEASE BASE ADD-ON (available on this page) -
see here for more part details: