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In hall transducers?

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Central Bassman

what do you guys think of in hull transducers for fiberglass boats?? likes and dislikes...

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Deitz Dittrich

CB- look me up at the show tonight and we can chit chat about this..

I'm an in hull guy... cant rip it off the back if its not in the water?....But you can loose a little sensitivitiy if you do not take the time to do it right.

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Central Bassman

I will im going to talk to BassNspear first then ill try to find you...

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marine_man

If it's done correctly I think they're great... as Deitz said, there's no chance that you'll rip it off the back of the boat when beaching, etc.

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Central Bassman

Ok... So what is the right way then??

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JIGGIN'

I'm interested in this also if someone has some insight.

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marine_man

There are a couple of things... make sure that it's installed far enough toward the rear of the boat so that you get a reading while you're running on plane. The second is to make sure that it's level with the world when you install it so you don't end up with a side finder view. The third is to make sure where you're installing it has a constant thickness of fiberglass (ie - don't mount it over a strake) and the fourth and most important is to make sure you get all the air bubbles out when you press the transducer into the epoxy.

marine_man

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katoguy

Sideimaging does not allow for thu-hull...

Many guys are keeping their thru hull for on-plane running and using their SI transducer only for slow operation (SI works best from 2-4 mph). A seperate switch box is req'd to switch between transducers. They then mount the SI transducer high for extra protection.

I just mounted the SI transducer on Tuesday night. I had an thru-hull transducer already from previous color H'bird.

Check out the SI units at the show. You'll be able to see what all the national rave is about.

Now it needs to stop raining so I can experience it first hand.

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PerchJerker

I mostly fish for walleyes. On my glass boat I have 2 transducers mounted to the boat, 1 bedded in the hull and 1 mounted outside on the transom. I mostly use the transom mounted one, it is definately more sensitive and almost never loses it's reading even at 50 mph. But the in hull transducer isn't too bad, and like the others said it is protected and will always read at WOT as long as that part of the boat is making contact with the water.

I have a 3rd transducer mounted to my bowmount. Another nice thing about the transom mounted transducer is that it is a couple feet farther away from my bow transducer, so I can fish in deeper water before I get interference between the two transducers.

If I was just doing 1 transducer I would probably mount it on the transom, not bed it in the hull ..... but it's a close call.

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marine_man

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Sideimaging does not allow for thu-hull


Sorry.. that was my attempt at humor - ie - if you mount the transducer at an angle you've effectively got a side finder now and not a true depth.

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mnfishman

Quote:

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Sideimaging does not allow for thu-hull


Sorry.. that was my attempt at humor - ie - if you mount the transducer at an angle you've effectively got a side finder now and not a true depth.

marine_man


Been there done that before. Knocked the transom mounted ducer up a little bit going through weeds. When I was in 20' of water on the front graph it showed 200' on the back one.

I am going to bring my transom mounted ducer into the bilge area this year. Tired of it moving all the time.

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katoguy

Sorry, marine_man,

I, too, was trying for a little humor. (kind of bragging about my new SI unit)

SI is definitely not the old side finder. grin.gif

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