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Ranger rt transducer #12393511
08/20/17 03:42 PM
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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

Re: Ranger rt transducer [Re: basscaster46] #12393513
08/20/17 03:44 PM
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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

Re: Ranger rt transducer [Re: basscaster46] #12393530
08/20/17 04:13 PM
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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.

Re: Ranger rt transducer [Re: 44 Diesel] #12393551
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I'll try to post pic thanks

Re: Ranger rt transducer [Re: basscaster46] #12393552
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Starboard is glued on aluminum? Will glue bond to paint on rt ?

Re: Ranger rt transducer [Re: basscaster46] #12393576
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I used 3m 5200 on my tracker. They have been on there for several years

Re: Ranger rt transducer [Re: basscaster46] #12393582
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which transducer do you have?.........stern saver makes a good mounting system

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

Last edited by 44 Diesel; 08/20/17 05:45 PM.
Re: Ranger rt transducer [Re: 44 Diesel] #12393614
08/20/17 06:01 PM
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Humminbird helix 7 si di transducer looks like one you have on left in your pic

Re: Ranger rt transducer [Re: basscaster46] #12393657
08/20/17 07:01 PM
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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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Re: Ranger rt transducer [Re: basscaster46] #12393675
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See my replay on your other post.


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Re: Ranger rt transducer [Re: basscaster46] #12393685
08/20/17 07:37 PM
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Lotta good info on the RT188 here
http://www.bbcboards.net/forumdisplay.php?f=54

good luck
Bozz

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