DIY Sun Hood for Your Fish Finder

Contributed by Michael Guyer

If the sun has ever been a nuisance to you when trying to read your fish finder, Michael Guyer has a solution. It’s a DIY sun hood that you can make for very little money and works great. Check it out and let us know what you think.

Materials

  • Plastic binder
  • 3M Molding Tape
  • Clamping device
  • Adhesion Promoter
  • Scissors or Hobby knife

 

Procedure

  1. Cut a piece of the plastic large enough to fit around the top and sides of your fish finder.

Fish Finder Sun Hood. Kayak Fishing Blog

 

  1. Clean the area on the top and sides of the fish finder and also the edge of the plastic that will make contact with the fish finder. Then, apply the adhesion promoter to the areas where the 3M Molding tape will go.

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  1. Apply the 3M tape to the top and sides of your fish finder. Then, begin to remove the protective film from the surface that will make contact with the plastic hood material, but do not remove it completely. Leave a “tail” that you can grasp later.

Fish Finder Sun Hood. Kayak Fishing Blog

 

 

  1. HINT: It is a good idea to make the bends in your plastic where it will go down the sides of the fish finder prior to adhearing.

The final step is to place the plastic hood material on the fish finder, lining up the edge of the plastic with the back sides and edges of the fish finder. Press firmly into place. In this photo, I am using rubber bands to hold everything in place until the adhesive has a chance to set up. In this case, I let it sit for a day or so, and then trimmed the hood to its final shape.

 

Fish Finder Sun Hood. Kayak Fishing Blog

The finished product!

Fish Finder Sun Hood. Kayak Fishing Blog

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