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Old 16 August 2016, 17:34   #11
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Mine are mounted on the transom using sticky pads.

Another method to first check correct position is to screw the transducer to a long piece of 1" square timber and clamp this to the top of the transom using G clamp(s) so that the transducer is positioned where you think it should work. Test it and if it doesn't read well keep adjusting it by loosening the G clamp and moving slight increments until you get a good reading at all speeds.

Then (at home) mark the position. Remove timber, drill and fit as per normal.

As for me I think I'll carry on with the sticky pads for now. I'm liking the idea of 8 less holes in my transom.
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Old 22 August 2016, 07:15   #12
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Mounted up this weekend and took the boat out on Sunday, unfortunately didn't get chance to check the plotter before the engine had an issue. Seems where i've mounted the LSS-2 though may need changing, it was creating a huge 2m high spray of the SB side when on plane :-/, looked like a jetski lol
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Tom, bear in mind you would normally use structure scan at displacement speeds so you can happily mount it so it is above the bottom of the transom.
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Tom

If you have set it per instructions it should be ok if it's dipping down you will get spray just make sure it's level if it's below the hull it's on a kick up bracket so will clear the hull if you run around. As Chris says you will use at 3-6 mph for good scan results and will return depth at speed.

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I had the same issue which drove spray at the engine intakes. You can either fix to the underneath of the hull or make ( or buy ) a spray cover to fix over the top of the transducer.

Ive made a few out of an old leaking plastic fuel can. This was how I had before fixing it directly to the boat, which gave a much cleaner image of both sides of the boat.

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May try mounting it directly to the hull. Im taking the boat down to Cornwall this weekend for a week so will try and have a fettle while im down there :-D
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Bonded our transducer into the splaswell, works very well!
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I did mean splashwell! lol
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I had the same issue which drove spray at the engine intakes. You can either fix to the underneath of the hull or make ( or buy ) a spray cover to fix over the top of the transducer.

Ive made a few out of an old leaking plastic fuel can. This was how I had before fixing it directly to the boat, which gave a much cleaner image of both sides of the boat.
Cool solution

I'm just thinking something a bit more solid to stop the wean standing on the transducer climbing into the boat
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Bonded our transducer into the splaswell, works very well!
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