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Transducer Mount Space?

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Transducer Mount Space?

Postby Pete » 17 Jun 2017, 18:52

I was going to buy the same mount that Stray bought, but I think he had the last one as Force4 were out of stock, so I made one. I got the boat out today,
didn't inflate it, to check where it was going, I'm struggling for room. I had intended to screw it straight on to the transom, but I think I'll have to put cutting boards behind the wheel bracket...Looking at the image, will it be OK in that position? If not the only option is to put it on the left of the wheel but I'm concerned it might be too close to the outboard...

Annoyingly, I fitted one of the wheels to make sure the transducer wouldn't be in the way, only to find I had a flat...Only been out once!
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Re: Transducer Mount Space?

Postby Paul » 17 Jun 2017, 23:04

Transducer ..... Same dilemma as me mate, hence the packer behind the transom wheel bracket to give me multiple trials of its positioning to eliminate the interference created by the prop ;-)
Once I had found the ideal place I cut the packer to suit and job jobbed :)

Launching wheels ...... To avoid loss of air or failure, keep your launching wheel tyre pressures at the maximum pressure stated on the tyre to avoid any flexing of the tyre and pinching the tube :thumbsup
I had problems in the past, however maintaining maximum inflation of the tyres has given me 5 years trouble free :) ....... gone and jinxed myself now haven't I :idea: :thud
I walked through the door marked 'EXIT' and life is now good!
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Re: Transducer Mount Space?

Postby Pete » 17 Jun 2017, 23:27

Thanks Paul :D Nothing is ever simple is it! I should have got the boat out first before getting carried away. I found a fairly local company who stock stainless steel screws and bolts, so will pick up some longer ones for the wheel bracket and packing. I drilled holes in one of the alloy seats today ready to attach the rod holder brackets, thankfully everything went well but it was bloody nerve racking for some reason :D I'm tempted to put two another two brackets on the transom but
it means drilling eight holes, still, I've got the marine silicone so should be OK if I do...
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Re: Transducer Mount Space?

Postby Stray » 18 Jun 2017, 06:19

After trialing the transducer in a similar position as yours, I've moved it closer to the prop as it wasn't in the water when planing. Off out in half an hour, to try again.
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Re: Transducer Mount Space?

Postby Pete » 18 Jun 2017, 18:44

Has moving it worked Stray? :D
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Re: Transducer Mount Space?

Postby Stray » 18 Jun 2017, 20:46

No. :( I've dropped it down further, try again tomorrow.
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Re: Transducer Mount Space?

Postby Pete » 18 Jun 2017, 21:26

Any chance of a piccy Stray when you've cracked? :D
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