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Old 27 June 2016, 10:08   #1
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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.
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Old 27 June 2016, 10:31   #2
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Something like this?


Transducer Bracket - With 5 | Fishing Tackle | The Tackle Shop
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Old 27 June 2016, 11:18   #3
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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?
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Old 27 June 2016, 12:53   #4
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Sorry, I haven't got one. Buy one and write a review.
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Old 27 June 2016, 14:41   #5
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Stray, I might just do that - unless I get any better suggestions.
I am liking the look of the transducer mount though :thumbup:
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Old 14 July 2016, 14:19   #6
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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.
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Old 27 May 2017, 16:15   #7
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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.
Hi Kaman, some great ideas.

Can I ask if you still use the transducer mount and how you find it?

Cheers,

Geoff
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Old 27 May 2017, 16:29   #8
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Hi Geoff I'm pleased to say that the clamp works perfectly as does the rest of the set up.
I mounted it on the outside of the launch wheel near the starboard tube.
The link to where I bought it is posted above by Stray.
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I finally bought one and I'm still using it, but it's a bit lightweight for a Lowrance Totalscan transducer. I'll be replacing it soon.
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Hi Stray.
I had my reservations about whether the mount would hold my Garmin transducer steady.
I position mine so that it rests against the rear starboard trim tab.
I use a piece of string to anchor the shaft of the transducer mount tight against the launch wheel shaft.
It's absolutely rock solid with no movement whatsoever.
I don't know what Geoff is looking to mount it to?
The mount does work perfectly with my Honwave T3.8.
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