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MotorGuide Xi5 Owners #12844257
07/27/18 06:22 PM
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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?


Re: MotorGuide Xi5 Owners [Re: JavelinJ] #12844324
07/27/18 07:34 PM
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Several different ways. PM blue nitro. He has his all worked out.

I am using a separate stick now instead of having it on the transducer.

Re: MotorGuide Xi5 Owners [Re: JavelinJ] #12844334
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So glad I ran into the deal that I did on my MK Ulterra, hooks right to my Helix 7 and no ugly wires or transducer with hose clamps. I had a MG XI5 on order when I found the deal on the MK so I was almost right there with ya.

Re: MotorGuide Xi5 Owners [Re: JavelinJ] #12844348
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You will need to contact the kind folks at Precision Sonar and ask them for there Cable Guard system for the Xi5. It will run around $140.00.


It's time to "Set The Hook"!!!!!!

Re: MotorGuide Xi5 Owners [Re: JavelinJ] #12844366
07/27/18 08:18 PM
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Mount the transducer with a trolling motor adapter then wrap the transducer cable around the shaft just above the TM motor then zip tie the cable just below the head. Retracted there will be no slack but you will have some with it deployed. Hasn't been an issue for me and I've been running this way for two years.

Re: MotorGuide Xi5 Owners [Re: JavelinJ] #12844521
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Cable Gaurd system from www.PrecisionSonar.com

Click on Products tab and scroll down the 2nd to the bottom and you will see cable gaurd.



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Re: MotorGuide Xi5 Owners [Re: JavelinJ] #12844892
07/28/18 02:44 AM
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Clamp transducer to motor. Deploy motor. Wrap cord aroung shaft up to mounting base. Wrap clear air compressor tubing coil around entire cord length. Place eye bolt 6 inches from motor base into deck. Secure cable to eye leavng 1 ft of slack. Coil remaining cord and secure to sonar mount.

You will need to slit air pressure cable entire length. Stretch and Secure to bench or board and slit with razor knife.

Been runnng mine this way 2-3 days a week over a year with no problems.

I developed this as a modification of what David at Shut up and fish was doing when the Xi5 first came out.


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Re: MotorGuide Xi5 Owners [Re: Finaddict] #12844898
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Originally Posted By: Finaddict
Clamp transducer to motor. Deploy motor. Wrap cord aroung shaft up to mounting base. Wrap clear air compressor tubing coil around entire cord length. Place eye bolt 6 inches from motor base into deck. Secure cable to eye leavng 1 ft of slack.

You will need to slit air pressure cable entire length. Stretch and Secure to bench or board and slit with razor knife.

Been runnng mine this way 2-3 days a week over a year with no problems.
Pics?

Re: MotorGuide Xi5 Owners [Re: bronco71] #12844912
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I tried to place pics but got error message to use only jpegs....mt ipad and iphone use jpeg and not sure what is going on. Pm and give me email or text number I will get pics to you.


You know you are a fishaholic if you have more rods than your wife has shoes!

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Re: MotorGuide Xi5 Owners [Re: Finaddict] #12844960
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Originally Posted By: Finaddict
I tried to place pics but got error message to use only jpegs....mt ipad and iphone use jpeg and not sure what is going on. Pm and give me email or text number I will get pics to you.
Thanks, sent PM

Re: MotorGuide Xi5 Owners [Re: JavelinJ] #12845034
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i made a pvc pipe like a retracting paint roller handle clamped it to boat but then i found out they make an adapter cable that plugs into your blue connecter then to your locator $25 works great! Love my Xi5...best thing iv ever bought for my boat!

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Re: MotorGuide Xi5 Owners [Re: JavelinJ] #12845047
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Take a look at that. When I had an Xi5 this worked great for me.







Re: MotorGuide Xi5 Owners [Re: Bobcat1] #12845208
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Originally Posted By: Bobcat1
https://www.facebook.com/131196870481/ph...e=3&theater

Take a look at that. When I had an Xi5 this worked great for me.

^^^this, works great, be sure to cut a small piece to wrap where the cable rubs against your mount, couple inches will do.


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Re: MotorGuide Xi5 Owners [Re: Bobcat1] #12845221
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Originally Posted By: Bobcat1
https://www.facebook.com/131196870481/ph...e=3&theater

Take a look at that. When I had an Xi5 this worked great for me.



Bob, that is a very good instructional. I've done the same as others above have posted where the ducer cable is wrapped around the shaft. However, I do not use an air compressor hose at all, just the ducer cable itself. Then I run the cable up to the white thingamajig (thanks to Blue Nitro) seen in the photos that keeps the cable clear to allow plug in to the HDS. This setup allows for the TM to be completely stowed and locked without pinching the cables. I have a marks on the cable caused by me when I was trying something called the learning curve.

Hope the pics help the OP. If DIY is not in the cards, I would use the product David suggested with a Shutup-and-Fish installation.









Last edited by UJC; 07/28/18 06:11 PM. Reason: Add credit for idea.

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Re: MotorGuide Xi5 Owners [Re: Bobcat1] #12845952
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Originally Posted By: Bobcat1
https://www.facebook.com/131196870481/ph...e=3&theater

Take a look at that. When I had an Xi5 this worked great for me.
Originally Posted By: Bobcat1
https://www.facebook.com/131196870481/ph...e=3&theater

Take a look at that. When I had an Xi5 this worked great for me.


This is the basics of what I did. It believe it comes from David’s Shut up and fish original setup. I strongly recommend the hose. It will protect the cable if pinched AND keep the cord snug around the shaft. Less potential of snagging. I also ran the cable under the mount to an eye bolt installed on my deck and then to my Helix next to the motor.


You know you are a fishaholic if you have more rods than your wife has shoes!

www.g-rods.com/collections/crappie-spinning
www.sscrapiejigs.com
www.constantpursuitoutfitters.com
www.chriswebbsfishing.com
www.fishingftworth.com

Survived Vietnam TET offensive 1968, 100% disabled compliments of Agent Orange.
NO regrets.....
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