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Ultrex and Hummingbird Mega Imaging Graph #12812700
07/01/18 09:59 PM
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I want to mount a hummingbird mega imaging graph on my boat and I'd like to put the graph on the front of the boat at the bow.

Questions:
1. Has someone done this and used the transducer that comes with the graph? Any issues I should be aware of?
2. If you did do this, did you mount the transducer to the bottom of the trolling motor and use some sort of a guard?
3. Did down imaging and side imaging work, of course keeping in mind the fact that movement of the trolling motor impacts the image and results?
4. Did you hook the US2 from the trolling motor up, to perhaps another graph already on the bow? Interference?
5. Do you like the result, do you regret not putting it at the console?

Thanks.

Re: Ultrex and Hummingbird Mega Imaging Graph [Re: SATopWater] #12812814
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I have a Helix 12 Chirp Mega SI combo on my Ultrex. Love it. I did not utilize the built-in transducer.

This is what I use to mount the Mega transducer to my trolling motor.

HUMMINBIRD AD MTM TROLLING MOTOR ADAPTER F/MEGA TRANSOM TRANSDUCER
740159-1





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Re: Ultrex and Hummingbird Mega Imaging Graph [Re: SATopWater] #12814054
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Re: Ultrex and Hummingbird Mega Imaging Graph [Re: SATopWater] #12814146
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Originally Posted By: SATopWater
I want to mount a hummingbird mega imaging graph on my boat and I'd like to put the graph on the front of the boat at the bow.

Questions:
1. Has someone done this and used the transducer that comes with the graph? Any issues I should be aware of?
2. If you did do this, did you mount the transducer to the bottom of the trolling motor and use some sort of a guard?
3. Did down imaging and side imaging work, of course keeping in mind the fact that movement of the trolling motor impacts the image and results?
4. Did you hook the US2 from the trolling motor up, to perhaps another graph already on the bow? Interference?
5. Do you like the result, do you regret not putting it at the console?

Thanks.



1. Yes with MEGA Imaging and Side Imaging from other models.
2. With the Humminbird AD MTM
3. Works great if you set the Chart Speed to the GPS speed. Been doing it with Side Imaging for about 10 years.
4. Makes no sense to do that since the SI transducers have a 2D crystal in them.
5. see #3. Just have to use common sense and realize that Imaging has to scan to produce the picture-like images. Actually produces sharper images than with a transom mounted transducer since there is no disturbed water from the hull passing over the transducer like at the transom.


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Re: Ultrex and Hummingbird Mega Imaging Graph [Re: shut-up-and-fish] #12814373
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Originally Posted By: shut-up-and-fish

I have a Helix 12 Chirp Mega SI combo on my Ultrex. Love it. I did not utilize the built-in transducer.

This is what I use to mount the Mega transducer to my trolling motor.

HUMMINBIRD AD MTM TROLLING MOTOR ADAPTER F/MEGA TRANSOM TRANSDUCER
740159-1





I am thinking about an Ultrex and a Helix 10 Mega for the front of mine.

I need to get with you about this and see how much $$$ I'll need! cheers

Last edited by BigDozer66; 07/04/18 07:06 PM.

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Re: Ultrex and Hummingbird Mega Imaging Graph [Re: Wayne P.] #12815525
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Thanks Wayne.

Re: Ultrex and Hummingbird Mega Imaging Graph [Re: SATopWater] #12815963
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I run a Solix 12 SI up front on my ultrex as well and used the mount from Transducer Shield and Saver. It works great, I wanted something solid for when I am in or around timber or shallow water and not have to worry about breaking a transducer. Very happy with it and super easy install.

Re: Ultrex and Hummingbird Mega Imaging Graph [Re: Corey Stanley] #12816258
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Originally Posted By: Corey Stanley
I run a Solix 12 SI up front on my ultrex as well and used the mount from Transducer Shield and Saver.


This is my exact plan here.

Did you hook up the US2 from the ultrex?

Re: Ultrex and Hummingbird Mega Imaging Graph [Re: SATopWater] #12816473
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Food for thought fellas...No more damage will occur to the transducer by using the AD MTM verses the TM-HX-3. Plus the AD MTM will assist in eliminating the possibilities of creating RF noise "electrical interference"
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

HUMMINBIRD AD MTM TROLLING MOTOR ADAPTER F/MEGA TRANSOM TRANSDUCER
740159-1
$29.99


_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

TM-HX-3 fits Humminbird® Chirp Mega Si or Solix Si Transducer
$169.00 w/out the two straps.




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Re: Ultrex and Hummingbird Mega Imaging Graph [Re: SATopWater] #12817052
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Originally Posted By: SATopWater
Originally Posted By: Corey Stanley
I run a Solix 12 SI up front on my ultrex as well and used the mount from Transducer Shield and Saver.


This is my exact plan here.

Did you hook up the US2 from the ultrex?

No I did not use the US2 from the Ultrex. I have the SI/DI transducer and a 360 hooked up to the front unit.

Re: Ultrex and Hummingbird Mega Imaging Graph [Re: shut-up-and-fish] #12817085
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Originally Posted By: shut-up-and-fish

Food for thought fellas...No more damage will occur to the transducer by using the AD MTM verses the TM-HX-3. Plus the AD MTM will assist in eliminating the possibilities of creating RF noise "electrical interference"
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

HUMMINBIRD AD MTM TROLLING MOTOR ADAPTER F/MEGA TRANSOM TRANSDUCER
740159-1
$29.99


_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

TM-HX-3 fits Humminbird® Chirp Mega Si or Solix Si Transducer
$169.00 w/out the two straps.






The AD MTM comes with a RFI choke to go between the onboard battery charger and starting battery if you have a multi-bank charger that does the trolling motor battery/s and starting battery.


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Re: Ultrex and Hummingbird Mega Imaging Graph [Re: SATopWater] #12828557
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If you haven't bought the Ultrex yet, you now can get Ultrex with built in Mega transducer. I want to set mine up the same way with Mega DI on bow. Now I'm glad I hadn't ordered the Ultrex yet. No more external transducer,external cable routing,having to buy Shield Saver for transducer.
I'll stick with SI on jackplate mount console unit. G2N units networked.

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Re: Ultrex and Hummingbird Mega Imaging Graph [Re: Curtbass] #12828589
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Originally Posted By: Curtbass
If you haven't bought the Ultrex yet, you now can get Ultrex with built in Mega transducer. I want to set mine up the same way with Mega DI on bow. Now I'm glad I hadn't ordered the Ultrex yet. No more external transducer,external cable routing,having to buy Shield Saver for transducer.
I'll stick with SI on jackplate mount console unit. G2N units networked.



thumb The new transducer is supposed to greatly reduce the RFI issues if not totally eliminate it

Re: Ultrex and Hummingbird Mega Imaging Graph [Re: SATopWater] #12828661
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The optional Minn Kota built-in Humminbird Mega DI transducer is only DI/2D sonar.





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Re: Ultrex and Hummingbird Mega Imaging Graph [Re: shut-up-and-fish] #12828722
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Originally Posted By: shut-up-and-fish

The optional Minn Kota built-in Humminbird Mega DI transducer is only DI/2D sonar.



Makes sense, figure most will use DI/2D off TM up front, and 360 if so inclined, and do any side imaging ie searching for structure, etc from console?

That would be my basic plan if the 'bird fairy visited my garage smile.

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