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Old 17 September 2015, 05:07   #11
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Liking all the ideas here

I deflate my boat every time so need something easy to remove. I like the idea of using the actual transom wheel as a mount but still hoping my 99p strap works as it's lots easier and quicker.
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Old 17 September 2015, 06:27   #12
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i think you will get a lot of interference where it is as air passes around the tube area ideal location should be on the transom only possible with a bracket.hope your idea works though as its simple & cheep.
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Old 17 September 2015, 07:56   #13
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i think you will get a lot of interference where it is as air passes around the tube area ideal location should be on the transom only possible with a bracket.hope your idea works though as its simple & cheep.
Hi Jeff,

I'm new to this whole scene so sorry if its a stupid question but how do I tell if I'm getting interference? Would this show as surface clutter or would I lose signal totally?
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Old 17 September 2015, 08:15   #14
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Like Nemesis I daily inflate through the year apart from 1/2wks on holiday where it stays set up. So transducer mount needs to be an easy thing to remove that doesn't leave any sharp bracket on the transom to damage the fabric as it's packed.

I've ordered a Garmin 45DV with the GT20 DownVu transducer... delivery tomorrow.
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Old 17 September 2015, 08:20   #15
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yes i think a lot of surface clutter and not a true bottom sounding both in depth and view of the seabed i would give it a try though before you go to any expense at trolling you might get away with it but if you look at the installation guide you got i think it explains the best position.
looking at your set up using the transom wheel bracket would be ideal make it the same so it can be removed easy when you pack away
you can just see mine starboard side
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Nice Fenlander, id be interested to hear your thoughts on it as a more experienced sea hand.


A very nice looking boat Jeff with a good setup by the look of it.


I need a proper day out to test my transducer but the weather is not playing ball at the moment. It seemed to be working ok on Monday but the high winds, heavy rain and serious waves prevented any speed tests.


I did consider the transom wheel bracket idea but the prop swings past that point in sharp turns so it would need to be fitted very carefully to avoid getting minced. It also means having to launch the boat on the wheels then fiddle about swapping to the transducer and storing the wheels in the boat. And honestly im a lazy sod.................
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I understand your right I can get messy blow up and go that's the whole point of your type of boat, some kind of pocket glued on to the trim tab that you just push the transducer into perhaps? The honwave is good boat and value for money hope you get sorted, have a look at fishing web sites /forums might be some ideas on them.

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>>> some kind of pocket glued on to the trim tab that you just push the transducer into perhaps?

Now that's a really good idea. Until this year when I bought my old Aerotec to refurb I had no experience of patches/gluing etc but now I realise with a little care you can make a totally pro looking job.

There are loads of PVC backed fittings available for SIBs and I'm sure one of them could form the basis of a mount.

There are loads of possibilities on this page...

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>>> some kind of pocket glued on to the trim tab that you just push the transducer into perhaps?

I second that as a great idea! Will look at that if my current bodge doesn't pan out
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Guys

What about two oar retainers glued on top of the trim tab that way it's in a more protected position they would be side by side with a tube though and retained, with the transducer hung on the end could be even set up with the kick up bracket the transducer came with surmising it was transom mount then if you do hit on beaching it's out the way preventing damage as you have it now is ok but it has nowhere to go if you hit something and the cable is in a vulnerable position under the tube.
Good project this and suspect the aero boys will be watching with interest.

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