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blackdog54 posted 02-03-2007 10:13 PM ET (US)   Profile for blackdog54   Send Email to blackdog54  
On a 1980's Montauk where should the transom mount transducer be located?

I recently bought a Garmin 498 and am in the process of the permanent installation. The instructions for the transom mount SONAR transducer are very vague. I know air bubbles from the propeller can affect accuracy. The transducer improperly placed can cause cavitation on the propeller. Thanks

jimh posted 02-03-2007 11:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
The factory instructions from Boston Whaler for the MONTAUK are reproduced in an HTML version I created in the REFERENCE section. See

http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/manual9-17/electrical. html#fathometer

Also see

Depthsounder Transducer Mounting
http://continuouswave.com/maintenance-logs/transomTransducer/

blackdog54 posted 02-04-2007 11:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for blackdog54  Send Email to blackdog54     
You know, I am very appreciative of these links.

[Complaint about the way the website operates removed. Please use the META-Discussion to raise complaints about the way the website is operated. --jimh.]

jschmidt63 posted 02-11-2007 12:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for jschmidt63  Send Email to jschmidt63     
I should have checked the link before I install my transducer, I put it on the starboard side. Mines a humminbird, it said starboard but maybe it would have helped my trim a little on port. Mine also came with a template to help set the exact drop and angle off the bottom of boat.

John

jimh posted 02-14-2007 12:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I was at a boat show tonight. On the transom of the Edgewater 22-foot center console the manufacturer has provided a pre-installed tab of King StarBoard for mounting the SONAR transducer of your choice. The location of the transom mount transducer tab was rather interesting: it was on the PORT side and only about 14-inches off the keel centerline.

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