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CONQUEST 21: Lowrance Transducer Placement
|Author||Topic: CONQUEST 21: Lowrance Transducer Placement|
posted 04-13-2005 12:56 PM ET (US)
I have a Lowrance dual frequency transducer transom mounted on a CONQUEST 21. It works well but leaves a rooster tail that hits the engine cowling. It is mounted by that little step in the transom. Does anyone have a similar transducer with pictures that I can see? I would like to try another location.
posted 04-13-2005 10:57 PM ET (US)
Usually with a LOWRANCE skimmer transducer the mounting has some room for adjustment. Try moving it up slightly. It may reduce the spray while still maintaining good contact with the water for SONAR.
posted 04-14-2005 02:43 PM ET (US)
As I just mentioned in another post, I have LONG SINCE given up on installing one of those Lowrance DF transducers, for the reason you mention. As far as I'm concerned, it's impossible! Even though I use Lowrance units in DF, I pitched mine in favor of the simple little 192/200 kHz skimmer transducer, and forget about the deep water capability over 800'. You can buy one for about $60 at Bass Pro.
If there are times when you MUST know water depth over 800', you can do what I did on my 25 Outrage. The DF transducer is mounted higher on the transom, where it makes no contact with water when planing. The 192/200 transducer is used for all normal use. If I'm well offshore, and whant to know I'm in 1500', for instance, I just slow the boat down to idle, which puts the 50kHz transducer in the water, switch over to the 50kHz frequency, and get a bottom reading
posted 04-17-2005 10:42 PM ET (US)
Thanks for the reply Jim. I moved the transducer down 1 click and the rooster tail was gone.
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