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Old 09 December 2003, 19:06   #21
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Can you post a pic of the transducer? Some of the other contributors on these forums have had a similar problem - have a search on these forums.

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Old 11 December 2003, 06:00   #22
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transducer

here you are..
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Old 11 December 2003, 20:45   #23
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Position looks OK to me. What way does prop rotate? If clockwise, then it could cause interference. Maybe marknj might have some suggestions??

Are you out there mark??

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you would have thought if it was prop related the signal loss would be at high speed...............
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Old 14 December 2003, 17:04   #25
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Not sure......maybe at slow speed the prop wash is more likely to hit the transducer than at high speed. At high speed, the transducer would be much lower in the water, and would probably always be ahead of any prop wash?? What way does your prop rotate? If its clockwise I would definitely say that is a possible culprit.

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Old 18 December 2003, 18:16   #26
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I emailed Garmin tech support. They suggest that the transducer may be lifting out of the water in rough seas. I cannot say this is never the case, so the next trip will involve a guest driver, a communications man to shout out when we lose signal, and me hanging off the transom looking at the transducer as we hit the waves.

I'm feeling queasy just thinking about it.

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Old 18 December 2003, 19:39   #27
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Oooo, you've got them behind the sprayrails. Did you not read the fitting instructions?
Having read the manual is does not say this is a bad place - it also does not say it's a good place. Am i going to make two new holes in my transom this weekned and move it then?

What do you know jwalker that i do not?
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Old 19 December 2003, 18:24   #28
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A snippet from the Airmar instructions which come with the Garmin sounder.
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Old 20 December 2003, 05:19   #29
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That had better not be referring to my chines as 'hull irregularities'

Yeah, I read that too, but it also said that it had to be a minimum distance from the engine, which I complied with. Any further along the transom, and the transducer would be in the air most of the time, so the only place left was on the flat just behind the chine. I got pics the other day, just need to find the camera lead now.....

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Well there you go. Easy answer - stick it inside the hull. Problem solved.
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