I’m one of those anglers who always take his sonar units off every time after a fishing trip. I know this new Lowrance HDS Gen2 and HDS units are built to withstand the harshest weather and abuse, but my Lowrance units are way too valuable to put them through it. It also reduces the risk that someone may steal them. Taking them off after a long day can be challenging if you have sore fingertips with cut up hands from unhooking fish, or it was so cold your fingers are numb and can’t grip. Thank goodness for the handy Trusty Cable Tool. The Trusty Cable Tool assists anglers with removing the sonar, GPS and power cables off their Lowrance units.
The Trusty Cable Tool (www.trustycabletool.com) was designed by Ron Trusty to assist anglers with removing and installing their sonar, GPS and power cables to their Lowrance. Trusty invented the Trusty Cable Tool to help eliminate the issue of taking the sonar and power cables off his Lowrance HDS graphs. “The reason for inventing this tool is the first year as an amateur; I noticed that all the Pro’s left their graphs on their boat at night. Then one morning when we got up to go fish, one of the anglers had their 10” Lowrance graph stolen from their boat. I asked why they didn’t take the graphs off. Their reply was the cables are too hard and time consuming to remove. The cables are perfectly designed to remain on the graphs while running full speed through waves and choppy water. Their design is a tight waterproof fit which makes it difficult to remove. When I began to fish as a pro, I came in one cold evening and tried to remove my graphs, but my fingers were cracked and hurting. Needless to say, I could not get the cables off. Looking around, I found a pair of needle nose pliers to remove the cables and in doing so damaged them. That’s when I decided to design a tool that would make it easy to remove the cables. And this is how Trusty Cable Tool got started,” explained Trusty.
Instructions to using the Trusty Cable Tool:
Begin by starting to thread your sonar, GPS or power cable connector nut on to the unit’s connectors. After correctly threading the connector nuts slide the Trusty Cable Tool on to the sonar, GPS or power cable with the nut driver side towards the unit. Once the Trusty Cable Tool is correctly positioned on the sonar, GPS or power cable turn the tools clockwise to tighten the connector nut or counter clockwise to loosen the connector nut. Warning: Make sure to not over tighten the connector nuts when attaching to the sonar unit.
Note: The Trusty Cable Tool was designed only to fit Lowrance units. It will not work with Humminbird or Garmin units.
In the end, how you treat your sonar unit will reflect in how long it will last. By removing your sonar or GPS unit from your boat will reduce the opportunity that theft will occur; in addition to protecting your Lowrance unit from unnecessary exposure to nature’s elements.
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