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#12393511 - 08/20/17 10:42 AM Ranger rt transducer
basscaster46 Offline
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Registered: 03/03/06
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Loc: Red Oak, TX
Hey guys got a ranger rt 188 dealer mounted humminbird transducer right behind the tabs on boat. Reads fine at idle but looses bottom soon as I get going looses bottom. Guess to much turbulence behind trim tab. What should I do don't really want to drill more holes. Help.!
J D

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#12393513 - 08/20/17 10:44 AM Re: Ranger rt transducer [Re: basscaster46]
basscaster46 Offline
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Originally Posted By: basscaster46
Hey guys got a ranger rt 188 dealer mounted humminbird transducer right behind the tabs on boat. Reads fine at idle but looses bottom soon as I get going . Guess to much turbulence behind trim tab. What should I do don't really want to drill more holes. Help.!
J D

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#12393530 - 08/20/17 11:13 AM Re: Ranger rt transducer [Re: basscaster46]
44 Diesel Offline
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Registered: 12/25/12
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Can you post a pic? You may have to mount a piece of starboard to move the transducer without drilling more holes. Just use the existing holes from the original transducer to screw the starboard to the transom along with some epoxy. Make sure the starboard is long enough to extend far enough right or left to avoid the tabs and strakes. Cabelas did this to my brothers ranger mpv and we had to fix it.

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#12393551 - 08/20/17 11:38 AM Re: Ranger rt transducer [Re: 44 Diesel]
basscaster46 Offline
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I'll try to post pic thanks

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#12393552 - 08/20/17 11:40 AM Re: Ranger rt transducer [Re: basscaster46]
basscaster46 Offline
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Starboard is glued on aluminum? Will glue bond to paint on rt ?

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#12393576 - 08/20/17 12:06 PM Re: Ranger rt transducer [Re: basscaster46]
44 Diesel Offline
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I used 3m 5200 on my tracker. They have been on there for several years

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#12393582 - 08/20/17 12:12 PM Re: Ranger rt transducer [Re: basscaster46]
44 Diesel Offline
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which transducer do you have?.........stern saver makes a good mounting system

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciy1najrIFE


Edited by 44 Diesel (08/20/17 12:45 PM)

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#12393614 - 08/20/17 01:01 PM Re: Ranger rt transducer [Re: 44 Diesel]
basscaster46 Offline
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Humminbird helix 7 si di transducer looks like one you have on left in your pic

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#12393657 - 08/20/17 02:01 PM Re: Ranger rt transducer [Re: basscaster46]
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Can you provide a bit more info. What speed are you losing the reading? Are you losing the sonar image or are is the depth number on your unit bouncing at incorrect depths and showing something not even close?
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#12393675 - 08/20/17 02:26 PM Re: Ranger rt transducer [Re: basscaster46]
Wayne P. Offline
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See my replay on your other post.
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#12393685 - 08/20/17 02:37 PM Re: Ranger rt transducer [Re: basscaster46]
BOZZ Offline
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Registered: 11/24/02
Posts: 149
Loc: Midlothian, Texas
Lotta good info on the RT188 here
http://www.bbcboards.net/forumdisplay.php?f=54

good luck
Bozz

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