Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 27 June 2016, 11:08   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 707
Transducer mounting on Honwave T3.8

In preparation for next year when I bid farewell to my trailered Honwave 3.5ae in favour of a trailered Highfield 380 CL I've have recently purchased a mint condition Honwave T3.8.
I'm planning to keep the T3.8 as my caravanning Sib and intend doing a bit of fishing / exploring from it whilst on my caravan holidays.
Just wondering if anyone uses an air floor Honwave with a fishfinder and if so how do they mount the transducer.
I have a Garmin Echo 300c which I intend using on the Honwave however the inflatable trim tabs get in the way of normal transducer mounting.
The T3.8 has the Honwave launch wheels fitted do could possibly mount the transducer to the wheel leg or fashion a home made -clamped on piece of wood to get the transducer over the edge of the tab.
I see also that Garmin also offer a suction cup mount for their transducers. I doubt it would reliably stick to the underside of the trim tab - especially at speed.
Leaning towards fabricating bolt / clamp on piece of wood and fixing the transducer to it.
Anyone on here done similar.
Any ideas greatly appreciated.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1467039986568.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	73.3 KB
ID:	114120  
__________________

__________________
kaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 June 2016, 11:31   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Oop North
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 310
Something like this?


Transducer Bracket - With 5 | Fishing Tackle | The Tackle Shop
__________________

__________________
stray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 June 2016, 12:18   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 707
Stray thanks, that looks just the ticket.
Could tie it onto the transom wheel legs for added stability.
Easy on and easy off.
Do you have any experience of using it on one of your past Sibs?
__________________
kaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 June 2016, 13:53   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Oop North
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 310
Sorry, I haven't got one. Buy one and write a review.
__________________
stray is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27 June 2016, 15:41   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 707
Stray, I might just do that - unless I get any better suggestions.
I am liking the look of the transducer mount though :thumbup:
__________________
kaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 July 2016, 15:19   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 707
Bought the transducer mount as suggested by Stray earlier.
Not used it on the water yet but well impressed with its robustness and the service form the supplier (The tackle shop).

Made a few bits and bobs for readying the Honwave for some loch and sea fishing.
Rod holders that attach via the transom eye bolts.
And and an easy on / off fish finder unit and battery box.
Hopefully transducer mount is successful.
If need be I can move it to the opposite side of the transom wheel leg if the turbulence from the propeller is too disruptive.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1468523582836.jpg
Views:	62
Size:	39.2 KB
ID:	114394   Click image for larger version

Name:	1468523742774.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	91.7 KB
ID:	114396   Click image for larger version

Name:	1468523785635.jpg
Views:	63
Size:	31.6 KB
ID:	114397   Click image for larger version

Name:	1468523814511.jpg
Views:	65
Size:	69.4 KB
ID:	114398   Click image for larger version

Name:	1468523843471.jpg
Views:	45
Size:	76.6 KB
ID:	114399  

__________________

__________________
kaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:59.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.