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Re: transducer installation should the transducer on a Elite 5 be in line with the bottom of an aluminimum hull or the bottom of the ribs running along the hull thanks

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Try and mount the transducer at the lowest point on the hull and on the flatest part,, with the direction arrow facing forward.

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