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How to make locater read at higher speeds-looses signal

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I have a 06 Alumacraft trophy 180 w/150 4 stroke yamaha, i have a x15 lowrance and while on plane i loose signal on locater, in 10-15 feet it might read like 160 feet and jumps around alot, i have a mounting board on the back and have adjusted the transducer down but it didnt help much.. any ideas on correct mounting would be great! thanks for the help

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Make sure the transducer's bottom surface is lower then the bottom of your boat. Also, make sure there are no rivets or "ribs" in front of the transducer that may be causing the water to cavitate before it gets to the transducer.

Also, it may help to have the transducer tipped downward so the bottom is pointing towards the front of the boat at about 20 degrees (from horizontal).

Good luck!

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Try increasing ping speed and reducing sensitivity. confused.gif

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Before you pull out the tools and start moving your transducer around do as sparcebag suggested.

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My Lowrance LMS-334 was losing depth reading at high speeds as well. Mine is mounted to the right of the motor on a mounting plate as well. When I come off plane, I pick the signal up again.

So I pulled out the tools! smile.gif My simple solution was to rotate the transducer so it is angled more towards the front of the boat. Its not angled much, but it isn't dead level with the bottom of the boat either. It only took 1 click on the mounting bracket to get it where it needs to be. Its been fine ever since.

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there was an article on this in the Outdoor News recently....I think the Bass opener issue......

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Thanks for the ideas guys, i hope to go out in the AM and try it somewhere,

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