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Where do Install the side scan sonar transducer on a 44' fiberglass boat with twin screws? If I transom mount as shown, will I have interference from the wheels? 2nd. IF I do mount on transome, it's approx a 40' run of wire up and thru to the flying bridge where the display wil be? Do they offer extension cables and if so will the longer run havew any affect on the performance?

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I suspect that the long run will not affect the performance, and I suspect that extensions are available, check with Lowrance.
Consider a through hull mount, if you are worried about prop wash interferenace... Also, I would like the depth to be read closer to mid ship..... Hate to pull be vessel. but that is how you would do it...

Posted on Mar 12, 2011

  • captainalvog Mar 14, 2011

    Thx Doc, the transducer is a separtate component from the side scan transducer. It's configuration is such that I have never seen a Thru hull fitting that will allow just a cable from the transducer "thru the hull. It appears to have to be either transome mounted or "keel" mounted. Keel, I think would give the best results? But I still have to get teh cable thru the hull. Thx for trying tho!

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