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#12448619 - 10/01/17 08:47 AM Humminbird Helix transducer location
ZX-250 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/05/04
Posts: 930
Loc: Fort Worth
Just curious if anybody has their HDSI transducer mounted on backplate instead of on the boat. I have my down imaging mounted on backplate but wasn't sure if I could put the so there. Not worried about on plane reading as I have a thru hole transducer. Will be on a Skeeter boat. Thanks for any help.

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#12449190 - 10/01/17 04:23 PM Re: Humminbird Helix transducer location [Re: ZX-250]
matt varnadore Offline
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Registered: 08/23/15
Posts: 39
I have my hdsi mounted to my Jack plate, I also use a thru hull for on plane. I don't see any issues with my install. Just make sure it's level !

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#12449317 - 10/01/17 06:56 PM Re: Humminbird Helix transducer location [Re: ZX-250]
Wayne P. Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/16/10
Posts: 4080
Loc: Charlottesville, Va
Originally Posted By: ZX-250
Just curious if anybody has their HDSI transducer mounted on backplate instead of on the boat. I have my down imaging mounted on backplate but wasn't sure if I could put the so there. Not worried about on plane reading as I have a thru hole transducer. Will be on a Skeeter boat. Thanks for any help.


With a Skeeter, you need the extra spacer between the jackplate L bracket and Shield to have side clearance for the hull sponsons. That's using the Transducer Shield and Saver mount system (best there is).


Edited by Wayne P. (10/01/17 06:57 PM)
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#12449324 - 10/01/17 07:06 PM Re: Humminbird Helix transducer location [Re: Wayne P.]
Okie Poke Offline
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Registered: 02/28/04
Posts: 18388
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: Wayne P.
Originally Posted By: ZX-250
Just curious if anybody has their HDSI transducer mounted on backplate instead of on the boat. I have my down imaging mounted on backplate but wasn't sure if I could put the so there. Not worried about on plane reading as I have a thru hole transducer. Will be on a Skeeter boat. Thanks for any help.


With a Skeeter, you need the extra spacer between the jackplate L bracket and Shield to have side clearance for the hull sponsons. That's using the Transducer Shield and Saver mount system (best there is).



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#12449389 - 10/01/17 08:10 PM Re: Humminbird Helix transducer location [Re: ZX-250]
ZX-250 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/05/04
Posts: 930
Loc: Fort Worth
1.5" or 2" ?

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#12449456 - 10/01/17 09:16 PM Re: Humminbird Helix transducer location [Re: ZX-250]
DEFMP Offline
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Registered: 10/18/13
Posts: 478
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: ZX-250
1.5" or 2" ?


Their website recommends 1.5" but I went with the 2" in hopes it would lower the transducer and eliminate the echoes you'll receive from the slide master jack plate not having a hole shot plate. I think it helped a bit, but it didn't hurt to go with the 2" over the 1.5"

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