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#12844256 - 07/27/18 01:21 PM MotorGuide Xi5 Owners
JavelinJ Offline
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Registered: 04/07/08
Posts: 10328
Loc: Jack County
What do you do about the transducer cord when you use your own transducer? The way this thing is designed you cant secure the cord to the shaft. What have you guys come up with?

#12844494 - 07/27/18 05:02 PM Re: MotorGuide Xi5 Owners [Re: JavelinJ]
fwbassman Offline
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Registered: 04/07/06
Posts: 895
Loc: Springtown
Saving for an XI5 here and was thinking the same thing. Here is what I found. Last post on page 1.

#12844568 - 07/27/18 06:07 PM Re: MotorGuide Xi5 Owners [Re: JavelinJ]
EastTexasBassin Online   content
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Registered: 07/15/09
Posts: 998
Loc: Lake Ray Hubbard
Ughh... Just get an Ultrex. Problem solved.

#12844637 - 07/27/18 07:13 PM Re: MotorGuide Xi5 Owners [Re: JavelinJ]
Bill Durham Offline
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Registered: 11/10/12
Posts: 501
Loc: Crowley
That air hose is a really good idea. I've been thinking about an Xi5 and this problem was weighing on my decision since I have 'Birds. My current trolling motor is a Motorguide and its been a real trouper.
I wonder if you strap that air hose down if you could cut it with a dremel cutter? Might be easier than a box cutter!


#12844638 - 07/27/18 07:14 PM Re: MotorGuide Xi5 Owners [Re: JavelinJ]
Basshead21 Offline
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Registered: 03/20/05
Posts: 652
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#12844698 - 07/27/18 08:05 PM Re: MotorGuide Xi5 Owners [Re: JavelinJ]
javelin150 Online   content
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Registered: 03/19/06
Posts: 988
Loc: Waco, TX
Look up Precision Sonar Cable Guard

#12847067 - 07/30/18 12:37 PM Re: MotorGuide Xi5 Owners [Re: JavelinJ]
Skunked Again Fishing Offline

Registered: 07/23/09
Posts: 444
Loc: Austin
I tried the coil and it wasn't that good for me. I came up with a spring hinge that works better for me. See pictures on this post.
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