The set up and install was so easy, it really doesn't even add credit to you as a "kayak rigger." I bought the Lowrance Elite 4X DSI from academy on my way to the Dallas Boat Expo on Friday. The review on this unit will come later but for now it should be a formidable upgrade to my previous unit. The step I took was to hook the unit up to my battery to make sure it would turn on. Check!
Next I took the Powerhouse out of the kayak and drilled a one inch hole in the top to all for wires to pass through.
From here its literally as easy as screwing in the base of the unit over the wire hole and stuffing the battery and wires into the Powerhouse and mounting the transducer on the bottom of the Powerhouse into the pre-drilled holes.
After that, all you have to do is place the Powerhouse back into its designated place and tighten it down. After drilling the initial hole for the wiring the hardest part of this whole install was stuffing the foam plug into the back of the unit to keep it water tight.
This install requires no knowledge of electrical work, splicing, making plugs, or any other skill that you may not have. Don't let a complicated install prevent you from having a nice, clean set up on your kayak. If you're looking to upgrade or in the market for a new kayak, the Wilderness Systems Ride 115x may be exactly what you're looking for. Mariner Sails of Dallas has plenty of new colors in stock, and they are happy to set you up with a demo.