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#10874649 - 05/26/15 11:47 PM Lowrance Elite 4x CHIRP with DSI shooting through hull
HeavyLead Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/18/14
Posts: 891
Loc: Rowlett, Texas
I got a brand new Lowrance Elite 4x CHIRP with DSI. I'm looking for mounting options. A scupper mount wont work with this transducer on a Jackson Cuda because it's too big. The transducer would be sitting below the boat, which is an unacceptable risk of damage. So my options are a side mount, a home fabbed rear mount of the skid plate, or mounting inside the hull.

I really like the idea of shooting through the hull since the transducer would be protected. I'm concerned about losing resolution. Does anyone have experience with a CHIRP and DSI model and shooting through the hull?

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#10874967 - 05/27/15 08:30 AM Re: Lowrance Elite 4x CHIRP with DSI shooting through hull [Re: HeavyLead]
collincountytx Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 10041
Loc: Dallas, TX
Honestly, you'll regret shooting through the hull; not just due to loss of resolution, but inaccurate temperature readings. You will get tired of seeing temperatures of 100deg F + in the summer taking 45 minutes to drop down to actual water temp.
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#10874990 - 05/27/15 08:37 AM Re: Lowrance Elite 4x CHIRP with DSI shooting through hull [Re: HeavyLead]
J.T.69 Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/13/10
Posts: 335
Loc: Rice,texas
I have a nice set up that I was using on my tarpon 120 that worked great! I have the magnetic threw hull mount and the liberator arm which works great! For sale 150.00 3 months old! Fish finder and battery not included. I bought a Hobie PA14 so not needed now! Made for thr trax system

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#10878191 - 05/28/15 11:03 AM Re: Lowrance Elite 4x CHIRP with DSI shooting through hull [Re: HeavyLead]
Racin TCK Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/26/15
Posts: 59
Loc: Mckinney, TX
I have a Lowrance Mark 4 Chirp with the transducer set up for thru-hull with no issues. Just make sure there are no air bubbles in the silicon between the transducer and the hull.

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#10878717 - 05/28/15 02:32 PM Re: Lowrance Elite 4x CHIRP with DSI shooting through hull [Re: Racin TCK]
YAKaddict Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 464
Loc: Plano
Do you have the bullet shaped trans or the flat kind?

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