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#10751317 - 04/07/15 11:25 AM Hobie PA 14 transducer well
Mudman63 Offline
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Registered: 10/27/12
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Loc: Spring & New Braunfels, Texas
Does anyone know if the transducer to my Humminbird 1199ci HD SI combo will fit in the 2015 Hobie PA14 transducer well? My transducer model is the XHS 9 HDSI 180 T.

Thanks.

Ken


Edited by Mudman63 (04/07/15 11:26 AM)

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#10751375 - 04/07/15 11:47 AM Re: Hobie PA 14 transducer well [Re: Mudman63]
CraigMcD Offline
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Registered: 02/18/14
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Not sure if you can fit it in the opening, but I can tell you that with my HB transducer, the side imaging wouldn't work when it was mounted there.

If side imaging is important to you, you'll need to hang the transducer over the side or off of the back.

Craig

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#10754414 - 04/08/15 03:32 PM Re: Hobie PA 14 transducer well [Re: Mudman63]
Carver Offline
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Registered: 11/14/07
Posts: 1640
Loc: Garland, Tx
The only way you can use it with the well is to fab an extender type mount that will allow you to push it well below the surface of the hull. It needs clear "vision" to both sides and needs to be slightly below the bottom of the hull. If it is flush the sound travelling back to the side will be compresses by the presence of the horizontal hull bottom.
A popular method is to mount it to the front ( or rear ) handle with a ram mount and home-made extension bar. the processing time on the side scan is a partial second, but your display scroll rate will take another few seconds to come down on the screen. Putting the transducer in front of you allows you to see what is near you instead of well behind you.

Look through the pics in this ad and you can see what I am talking about. http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/10599744/Pair_of_Hobie_PA_14's________2#Post10599744

Best of luck, Phill
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#10756229 - 04/09/15 10:56 AM Re: Hobie PA 14 transducer well [Re: Mudman63]
ironmike104 Offline
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Registered: 02/06/13
Posts: 95
Thanks fellows I just got a PA and wanted a FF with side imaging and that answer my question on cost too.

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#10762385 - 04/12/15 06:30 PM Re: Hobie PA 14 transducer well [Re: Mudman63]
HobieRay57 Offline
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Lowrance may be the way to go.

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#10762851 - 04/12/15 10:01 PM Re: Hobie PA 14 transducer well [Re: Mudman63]
Mudman63 Offline
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Registered: 10/27/12
Posts: 2073
Loc: Spring & New Braunfels, Texas
Thanks guys. Sounds like I will have to continue using my RAM mount or mount on the stern.

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#10763526 - 04/13/15 09:35 AM Re: Hobie PA 14 transducer well [Re: HobieRay57]
Carver Offline
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Registered: 11/14/07
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Originally Posted By: HobieRay57
Lowrance may be the way to go.


The problem is not the brand, it is the SI function.

The Lowrance transducer for side imaging is far larger than the humminbird SI transducer. ( Unless they have come out with something new and smaller very recently.) it is around 10" long and has the same mounting requirements as HB. I actually like the lowrance transducer better than the HB, but it was just too large.
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#10764741 - 04/13/15 02:22 PM Re: Hobie PA 14 transducer well [Re: Mudman63]
Slingbait Offline
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Registered: 03/05/09
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Loc: Princeton,TX
I put mine on a med frog arm in one of the side rail bolt holes and it works good.

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