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Old 17 May 2023, 14:53   #1
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Easy Transom Transducer Mount - No Drilling the Transom

on my new Honwave T35 AE3 I wanted a way that I could mount my Garmin Transducer to the Transom that would be removable, Easy to move when beaching so as not to break the transducer and without drilling the transducer. This is what I came up with using the lifting eye already supplied and fixed to the boat. You don't need much just a piece of wood, A 100 mm M10 set screw/bolt, A large penny washer and about 1 - 2 hours

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Nice solution, I have just fabricated one for my aerotec using the transom wheel mounting points.
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Tested it today and very pleased. It held bottom very well and was so easy to losen and swing to one side when you wanted to beach to protect the transducer from any damage
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Tested it today and very pleased. It held bottom very well and was so easy to losen and swing to one side when you wanted to beach to protect the transducer from any damage
Nice one, great when a plan comes together.

How do you position your transducer,? I'm using mine for depth monitoring and wondered if tilting it forward a bit would give me prior warning of an impending disaster.
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Nice one, great when a plan comes together.

How do you position your transducer,? I'm using mine for depth monitoring and wondered if tilting it forward a bit would give me prior warning of an impending disaster.
You would need to be quick. Tilting it forward I find is best and it certainly helps it to hold bottom better.... ie not start flashing.

Always keep an eye on the depth as it changes and it will tell you the trend as you move forward
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That's an interesting video, Easdale.

When you change the set screw (not bolt! - this was new to me) in the lifting eye, do you have to re-seal around the hole in the transom, or does the fact that you are not doing any new drilling mean that that's not necessary?

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That's an interesting video, Easdale.

When you change the set screw (not bolt! - this was new to me) in the lifting eye, do you have to re-seal around the hole in the transom, or does the fact that you are not doing any new drilling mean that that's not necessary?

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I never resealed it as I had previously done that with epoxy and as you say there was no drilling. I sealed it when I reversed the lifting eyes and countersunk the heads. If you are concerned buy a couple of small tubes of 5 minute epoxy and seal both sides. It is very quick drying etc so does not hold you up
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That's an interesting video, Easdale.

When you change the set screw (not bolt! - this was new to me) in the lifting eye, do you have to re-seal around the hole in the transom, or does the fact that you are not doing any new drilling mean that that's not necessary?

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I never revealed it as I had previously done that with epoxy and as you say there was no drilling. I sealed it when I reversed the lifting eyes and countersunk the heads. If you are concerned buy a couple of small tubes of 5 minute epoxy and seal both sides. It is very quick drying etc so does not hold you up
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Nice video. I did something similar on my last boat, using the trowing eye. Mine hooked over the top and had an eye bolt through the eye. It had a dog leg, to go around the launch wheels. Unfortunately can't find a picture of it installed.

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Nice video. I did something similar on my last boat, using the trowing eye. Mine hooked over the top and had an eye bolt through the eye. It had a dog leg, to go around the launch wheels. Unfortunately can't find a picture of it installed.

Another good system that needs no drilling
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