Transducer Placement

BillD

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Pitou

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Bill, I think you're on target.

My last boat / left hand wheel with transducer mounted port side.

When I first purchased my last boat it had a fairing block with an Airmar mounted 3 plus feet outboard of the keel port side 2 ft ahead of the wheel / dropped soundings with any significant speed .. 12 knots plus. 2 problems: 1) too far outboard from keel 2) too close to the prop.

Swithed out to the B60 and mounted forward of the engine about 10 inches from center / keel and voila that ducer never dropped out at any speed or sea state.

Anywhere 6 - 12 inces from keel is where you want to be.

Only been on the new boat for a flat ass calm sea trial end of November. Has a fairing block mounted mid enging well forward of the wheel, but two feet out from keel ... hoping and praying I'm not in for a repeat bringing it in closer to the keel!
 

oldshell55

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Hello ALL,

I'll be mounting a 600W transducer thru the 25 T Jason Hull.

Is the a location better than another along the keel.

My plan is to mount it mid ship about 12 inches out from the keel.

Any issue with the mount

I can go with a fairing block and or flush mount tilt and match the hull angle

B60 —Tilted Element™ Transducer - Airmar Marine Transducers

B744V —Thru-Hull Multisensor - Airmar Marine Transducers

Experiences please.

the tilted element is the best I've ever used , low profile and it never looses the bottom at any speed
 

oldshell55

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Oldshell,

You posting about the B60 ??

What angle do you have 12 degree ??

I don't recall the model, but yes 12* it went in a CC which I've always had trouble keeping a good picture on the machine at high speed. but I also think that the low profile under water (maybe 1/4") and ease of installation ( just drill, align, tighten and your done) are a no brainer to me. In my DE I have a fairing block, but if I had to replace it I would use the tilted element if the right unit was available for my machine.
 

steveinak

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Looks expensive and requiring a BUNCH of interior hull real estate.

But yes I've read up on the yellow box.

I'm looking for simple.

I've got one in my rig, easy install and seems to read fine down to 1000' or so. I fish in mostly 500-700' it worked great.
 
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