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Transducer Mounting Area
|Author||Topic: Transducer Mounting Area|
posted 07-13-2004 03:36 PM ET (US)
My Conquest has two 'transducer mounting areas' in the stern. Are these intended for through-hull or in-hull transducers? Both, maybe?
posted 07-21-2004 02:03 PM ET (US)
You can do either. There is no foam between the inner and outer skins in those spots, so shoot through will work.
posted 07-21-2004 05:40 PM ET (US)
I'm not so sure that a shoot through will work. I have installed an Airmar P79 Shoot through and the initial results are terrible. If I hold the transducer over the side it works fine, otherwise when installed in the boat w/mineral oil bath it only shows 1' of depth. I will be experimenting more in the next week and will let you know.
posted 07-22-2004 08:45 PM ET (US)
Airmar shoot thru will NOT work over the 'putty box' area, I tried it three weeks ago and went with a transom mount. Transom mount was an easy install, drilled under the water line [well filled with 5200] to minimize cable length exposure on transom and unit holds bottom on the standard depthsounder at WOT of 45 mph.
posted 07-26-2004 02:07 PM ET (US)
Do you have a surface clutter control on your fishfinder? If so, can you set if for around 5 feet and see if it will work then? the surface clutter filters out any returns close to the transducer which might be overwhelming the return from the bottom. BillS
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