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Old 13 July 2020, 13:15   #1
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Transducer position?

This get asked a lot, but before I drill any holes want to make sure.
Fitting a new system, if you look close in the picture you can see where the old fitting was, which I am sure was too close to the prop.
So not sure if to go right out to position 4 on the masking tape.
The instructions just says min 3 inches starboard of prop Click image for larger version

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Old 13 July 2020, 14:44   #2
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Yep mine says 4 inch to starboard of the prop minimum also set level with the water not the hull and depends on the transducer how deep mine is a skimming transducer and in line with the hull. Having said all that I've seen them port side and work perfectly well

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Old 13 July 2020, 17:38   #3
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I'd suggest moving it about 6 inches..........
Towards the Bow.

Bed it down inside the hull where it's out the way, and won't get flipped up or damaged.
Lots of threads on here and other forums about how and why.

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Old 14 July 2020, 00:19   #4
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mines about where your old one was and works well up to about 25 knots on my last hull it was further away from the prop and closer to the water line but it must have come out of the water at about 10 knots as i would lose the signal
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Old 04 August 2020, 11:04   #5
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Hello, to find the right position for the installation of a probe the easiest is to take some photo while sailing to see where the water is not too disturbed! on trailer like that it's too random!

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