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gcl posted 01-22-2003 04:53 PM ET (US)   Profile for gcl   Send Email to gcl  
Why is the use of starboard in setting the transducer important?
Dr T posted 01-22-2003 06:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dr T  Send Email to Dr T     
Prop rotation direction (?)
jimp posted 01-22-2003 07:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimp  Send Email to jimp     
gcl -

Please expand on your question... I'm lost about what you're asking.

Why does the transducer go on the starboard side?

Is the transducer mounted on King Starboard material?


doobee posted 01-22-2003 07:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
Whaler always recommended mounting the transducer on the port side to counter engine torque. At high RPMs, some hulls will lean to port. The transducer acts like a trim tab to provide some extra lift. The typical transducer doesn't offer much lift, but a little bit of something is better than a whole lot of nothing.
Jimm posted 01-22-2003 07:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jimm    
gcl, The reason you would use Starboard or a similar type product when mounting a tranducer is protection. First you mount the Starboard to the transom. You then have the ability to move the tranducer around without making more holes on the transon - the Starboard takes the "abuse". You might replace the tranducer sometime with a different brand and the holes won't line up -no additional holes in the boat, just on the Starboard...Jim
Bigshot posted 01-23-2003 09:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Also puts it back an inch in cleaner water.
gcl posted 01-23-2003 04:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for gcl  Send Email to gcl     
Sorry about the Starboard/starboard confusion. I didn't realize I was creating a new posting. I was attempting to post a reply to a thread regarding placing a transducer. Opps !
doobee posted 01-23-2003 07:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
Since I brought it up, somebody told me today that prop torque make a boat tend to heel to the right. My memory tells me that they tend to heel left. So which is it?

Are Whalers liberals or conservatives?

acassidy posted 01-23-2003 07:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for acassidy  Send Email to acassidy     
Prop torque would make the boat lean to the left. I put my transducer on the left just this link:

And it works at all speeds

doobee posted 01-23-2003 08:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
thanks archie, I thought I was losing my mind.

whale on!

lhg posted 01-23-2003 08:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Doobee - Left leaning ultra conservatives, at least with out counter-rotating twins.
sargerator posted 01-24-2003 02:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for sargerator  Send Email to sargerator     
No, No, No. Independent, Thats why we are Whalers ;)
Happy Sailing,
doobee posted 01-27-2003 11:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
most sailors are democrats.

they tend to lean whichever way the wind is blowing.

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