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 ??