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Old 12 September 2015, 09:49   #1
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Transducer mount idea......

So I have just mounted my transducer and wonder if you more experienced pros out there have any idea if this will work?





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Old 12 September 2015, 10:30   #2
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As long as the transducer is sercurely fastened and is in the water it should be fine. Get on the water then let us know.
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Old 12 September 2015, 11:23   #3
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Will give it a whirl on Monday
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Old 16 September 2015, 05:26   #4
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Is that the Garmin 45DV unit you have? I'm really close to pushing the buy button on one so would be interested to hear what you think of it??
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Yeah its the 45DV, which I bought from Gael Marine (best price I could find). Although they are a total rip off for the transducer so recommend force 4 for that.


Quite pleased with the unit and it certainly feels robust, but I have not had much chance to use it in anger yet tbh. We did venture out Monday and the transducer seemed to be working ok but the weather was truly terrible so didn't get much chance to test it all out.


Just so you know you don't get auto guidance with the maps supplied on the unit (not a major feature but best to know up front), as they only activate this feature with the vision maps. However the supplied maps are very detailed and the vision maps are readily available.
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My opinion is it may work ok at low speed but I doubt it will hold bottom at speed as to much air will pass under it.

Im able to hold bottom easily at 40kmh even in 300m of water with mine positioned in the recommended location.

Hope it works, keep us informed on how it goes.

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OK thanks for that info. I don't need the auto-guidance but useful to know. It's just I've been used to paper charts all my life (bigger boats) and then with sibbing my current small screen Garmin handheld. But I'm finding the current Garmin just too small now I use reading glasses and I've done some tests on mapping content with a smartphone having a screen the same size as the 45V which seems easier.

I don't need the depth facility but it's a useful extra so even if I didn't fit immediately I'd probably buy a transducer now as a bundle.

On an Aerotec I'm thinking I might need to have the transducer on a rod that can be put down a little under the transom when under way.


>>>with mine positioned in the recommended location.

What is that location... I've only ever had them on displacement boats before?
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Unfortunately I can't get my transducer anywhere near the transom unfortunately because the motor sits too close.

I've got it right on the base of the tube level with the motor so hoping it works.... As long as the boat isnt jumping out too high �� lol I can only get about 20knots flat out so probably not an issue?

The screen size is good tbh, I was using navionics on my phone but it killed the battery and didn't have anyway t mount it. 45dv seems a good size screen which is really bright for a fair(ish) price .... Now if only I had an arrotec to go with it
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Fenlander have you looked at adjustable transducer brackets, they come in all sorts of styles and price starting from this sort which is about 5 quid. RWB Sliding Transducer Bracket Small - Marine Electronics - Boating - MOTackle

They are easy to just adjust up and down when you need them.

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Old 17 September 2015, 04:36   #10
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if it were me i would make a bracket that fitted into the transom wheel location more secure.
stainless steel stuff from seascrew, fittings,pipe, bolts the lot.

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