- 1 Where do you mount a fishfinder transducer?
- 2 Can I mount my transducer inside the hull?
- 3 Should transducer be submerged?
- 4 Is thru hull transducer better than transom mount?
- 5 How much does it cost to install thru hull transducer?
- 6 Where do you mount a shoot through hull transducer?
- 7 Will a transducer work out of water?
- 8 Can you run two fish finders one transducer?
- 9 How deep in the water should a transducer be?
- 10 What angle should my transducer be at?
- 11 Do depth finders work at speed?
Where do you mount a fishfinder transducer?
The location should be as close to the center of the boat as possible, but on the side of the downward swing the propeller. On the majority of boats, this will be on the starboard (right) side.
Can I mount my transducer inside the hull?
This transducer can be mounted on the transom of the boat or bonded to the inside of a fiberglass hull boat with a two part slow curing epoxy. Since fiberglass has similar sonar characteristics as water, the sonar signal can pass through the boat hull with minimal loss.
Should transducer be submerged?
Note: the transducer must be submerged in water for reliable transducer detection. Ensure the boat is in water greater than 2′ but less than the depth capability of the unit and the transducer is fully submerged. Remember the sonar signal cannot pass through air.
Is thru hull transducer better than transom mount?
A properly installed through – hull is more likely to stay in clean water than a transom – mount transducer, according to Braffitt. What’s more, through – hull ‘ducers are available in larger sizes than transom – mount models.
How much does it cost to install thru hull transducer?
The Thru hulls are about $200 and up, Labor should be 4-6 hours.
Where do you mount a shoot through hull transducer?
For planing hull powerboats, mount it well aft near the centerline and well inboard of the first set of lifting strakes to ensure that it is in contact with the water at high speeds. The starboard side of the hull where the propeller blades are moving downward provides a cleaner flow of water.
Will a transducer work out of water?
Transducer will not work out of water. There are ways to install them inside a hull but air must be excluded and the hull needs to be in water before the unit will work. Best to calibrate at the dock or at launch. Drop a measured line or use a boat hook to determine actual depth.
Can you run two fish finders one transducer?
Yes, you can use two head units with one transducer but not at the same time. You can also have two transducers with just one head unit, but can only use one transducer at any time. Lowrance/Eagle, and Humminbird have transfer switches and/or networking for that purpose.
How deep in the water should a transducer be?
The transducer should be even with the bottom of the boat or slightly below the bottom. Leading edge (the edge closest to the transom of the boat). One click too high: the transducer is tilted out of the water and cannot maintain a sonar signal.
What angle should my transducer be at?
The transducer should be mounted nose-up about three degrees in relation to the plane of the hull bottom. Sometimes a transducer mounted parallel with the hull bottom also works fine, but even the slightest nose-down angle can cause turbulence or cavitation that kills performance.
Do depth finders work at speed?
Re: How fast before your depth finder doesn’t work? Just about all of the brands will work at high speeds if you mount the transducer just right, and just about all of them will fail if they’re not just right.