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transducer on transome #10661455 03/02/15 06:38 PM
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For those that have a transducer mounted on the transom or somewhere on the back of the boat, how do you keep from getting it knocked off when you run over stumps? I lost three in a year before I had a hull mounted transducer installed. I am getting ready to put side imaging on the console and was told the transducer had to go on the transom, not shoot through the hull and I am concerned about it getting knocked off. I always used the pivoting mount but still got knocked off.

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Re: transducer on transome [Re: etexbasser] #10661465 03/02/15 06:40 PM
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Transducer saver.


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Re: transducer on transome [Re: etexbasser] #10661515 03/02/15 06:57 PM
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Have you used it before? Not trying to be a smartie, just curious.


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Re: transducer on transome [Re: etexbasser] #10661526 03/02/15 07:00 PM
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Yeah , what they're made for, to protect your transducer from breaking off.theyre metal no plastic protectors. Best way to go


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Re: transducer on transome [Re: etexbasser] #10661533 03/02/15 07:03 PM
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on aluminums for example

the transducer is on the transom but above from the hull or bottom of your boat to protect it of stumpts for example . you are going to use side imagine while you are trolling and not on plane.

to get plane readings you use the sonar or DI transducer which will be the shootthrough or a transom mounted below 1/2 inches of your boat transom or bottom


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Thanks to both of you. Will order one today.

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Re: transducer on transome [Re: etexbasser] #10661762 03/02/15 08:21 PM
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I bought a $2 L bracket from Lowes and mounted them inside my jackplate. Has worked great so far.

Re: transducer on transome [Re: Michael Curbow] #10661773 03/02/15 08:23 PM
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What brand of boat do you have ?

Ranger mounts the SI transducer to the step.


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Re: transducer on transome [Re: etexbasser] #10662525 03/03/15 01:08 AM
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IMHO - you are unlucky, and I am sorry that you have such things happen; mine is a Ranger and is mounted on the step.

Re: transducer on transome [Re: etexbasser] #10662573 03/03/15 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted By: etexbasser
For those that have a transducer mounted on the transom or somewhere on the back of the boat, how do you keep from getting it knocked off when you run over stumps? I lost three in a year before I had a hull mounted transducer installed. I am getting ready to put side imaging on the console and was told the transducer had to go on the transom, not shoot through the hull and I am concerned about it getting knocked off. I always used the pivoting mount but still got knocked off.

later...don


Do you have a jack plate?

If so holler at Shirley @ transducer shield and saver, she'll get you set up with a bracket that will work very well.

Re: transducer on transome [Re: etexbasser] #10662609 03/03/15 01:31 AM
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I used the Transducer shield and saver from Scap and Shirley on my last boat. While it is a great product. Several times while in a stump field a stump would wedged between the LSS1 transducer bracket and the boat. On my current boat, it is mounted directly to the step.

I have the Transducer Shield and Saver bracket mounted on my trolling motor to protect the DI transducer.


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Re: transducer on transome [Re: etexbasser] #10662658 03/03/15 01:45 AM
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Transducer saver they are spring loaded so when you go overs stump they will go right back to their position. Stainless steel they don't break.


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Originally Posted By: Pumadon
Transducer saver they are spring loaded so when you go overs stump they will go right back to their position. Stainless steel they don't break.


The ones mounted to the transom, yes. The ones mounted underneath are not spring loaded.


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Re: transducer on transome [Re: etexbasser] #10662909 03/03/15 02:57 AM
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I mount mine further to the right, where the bottom is a little higher in hopes that most of the time the lower center will make contact with the stump. I've knocked mine up a few times but have never damaged it. Sure you aren't over tightening it? I leave it loose enough that it can be bumped up fairly easily and even then, I've only had to reach in a push it back into place once.

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