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Old 10 April 2016, 05:29   #1
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Fishfinder/transducer mount

Anyone use a sidescan or structure scan transducer on their SIBs
I have recently upgraded to Lowrance HDS7 Gen3 with totalscan transducer and the xdcr is huuuuge (foot long)
What's the best way of mounting it to the small SIB ,not much room on the transom and outboard will probably be in the way of "view" + it could get damaged easily while turning sharply.It could always be mounted on a longer pole and lowered down but then it could get damaged in shallows or by floating objects.I'm thinking of attaching it to the tube just behind the transom with couple of ratchet straps (needs to be removable too ).
Is that a good idea ,what do you think ??
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Old 10 April 2016, 12:08   #2
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I have a Mercury 3.65 m with lowrance elite 7 mounted mine strait on the transom as per instructions with no probs.

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Old 10 April 2016, 15:48   #3
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I'm trying to avoid drilling holes ,already got brackets for launching wheels ,had an Elite HDI before screwed to plank of wood and G-clamped to transom worked but the Totalscan is much larger and scans to the sides so nothing should be in the way.I'll have to dig out my SIB and double check where to position it but wanted to check if anyone had it done and found a simple way .(everything will have be removable and packed into the back of civic at the end of the day )
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Old 13 April 2016, 14:31   #4
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How about something like this.Transducer Bracket - With 5 | Fishing Tackle | The Tackle Shop
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Old 14 April 2016, 11:08   #5
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I've got something similar already
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Looks like that would be the best bet. TBH I'm tempted to get one for using mine off the main boat out of season to save the current faffing about with bits of wood & a G-clamp!
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Old 14 April 2016, 13:26   #7
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Have a look at kayak stuff there are some neat clamps etc there is a site deadicated to it but carnt remember it's nome Google will reveal
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