I talked to a guy today who was advised that he may have damaged his depth finder by running the unit with his trolling motor transducer out of the water.
Is this possible?
I have a 798 CI SI connected to a MinnKota with Ipilot Link. To prevent damage be hitting stumps, I have a bracket on the transom which allows me to raise the transducer out of the water when I am motoring around in stump fields. Of course, the underwater features do not work when I do this, but the mapping feature still shows me the lake map, waypoints, etc.
Am I running the risk of damaging the unit by doing this?