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#10875671 - 05/27/15 12:45 PM Down Scan
txfour Offline
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Registered: 04/07/08
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Loc: Jack County
My new Lowrance unit is to arrive today and I was going to install tonight. After watching hours of youtube, I thought I would go out in the shop and start preparing for the install.

Now i am bummed. I'm afraid these rivets on the bottom are going to screw me from using the down scan or really any of the unit at any speed. Anyone have any advice/input?



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#10875814 - 05/27/15 01:34 PM Re: Down Scan [Re: txfour]
glenls Online   content
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Registered: 09/02/08
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Loc: Granite Shoals Tx.
Time for a new boat to match that Lowrance.

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#10875821 - 05/27/15 01:37 PM Re: Down Scan [Re: glenls]
txfour Offline
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Originally Posted By: glenls
Time for a new boat to match that Lowrance.


Just bought the boat last week crazy . Doubt I can spring for anything more at the moment. If I do, mama may be testing out that life insurance policy of mine.

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#10875980 - 05/27/15 02:41 PM Re: Down Scan [Re: txfour]
Allen Bass Fisher Offline
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Are you concerned about the rivets causing turbulence and interfering with the signal? As a side note, you got a lot of old holes in the transom! Assume they are sealed up with epoxy of some sort.

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#10875985 - 05/27/15 02:43 PM Re: Down Scan [Re: Allen Bass Fisher]
txfour Offline
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Originally Posted By: Allen Bass Fisher
Are you concerned about the rivets causing turbulence and interfering with the signal? As a side note, you got a lot of old holes in the transom! Assume they are sealed up with epoxy of some sort.


They are all sealed up. The previous owner had a few units on this boat. Yes, I am worried about the rivets causing air bubbles at speed.

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#10875993 - 05/27/15 02:47 PM Re: Down Scan [Re: txfour]
Mo Offline
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Downscan is useless at anything more than trolling speed,

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#10876003 - 05/27/15 02:53 PM Re: Down Scan [Re: txfour]
txfour Offline
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Says it can be used at up to 50MPH. Was hoping to be able to use it to scan/mark structure quickly.

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#10876022 - 05/27/15 03:00 PM Re: Down Scan [Re: txfour]
Minn Kota ASC Offline
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Registered: 02/26/14
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Loc: Lake Fork
LSS2 transducer? i have a mount here that will let you mount it to the transom, and it will move up if a stump hits it.
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#10876323 - 05/27/15 04:36 PM Re: Down Scan [Re: txfour]
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Originally Posted By: txfour
Says it can be used at up to 50MPH. Was hoping to be able to use it to scan/mark structure quickly.


If you mount it right, you can use it at speed. I run mine at 30 all the time and it works fine. Usually in a split window with 2d. Rather than drilling holes to reposition it, i would get the plate to mount on the back and then you can drill into it if you need to raise it without putting more holes in the boat. I think that you will be fine with the rivets.

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