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Transducer mounted on jackplate #13444606 02/19/20 07:07 PM
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I'm wanting to mount a side imaging transducer on my jackplate. Any issues that I need to be concerned about. Pros and cons please.
Thanks in advance!

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Re: Transducer mounted on jackplate [Re: Verkeith] #13444841 02/19/20 09:34 PM
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Very common application with a separate 2D transducer at the hull bottom or as a shoot-thru.

The best attachment is in the center of a hole shot plate, second best is on the side of the jack plate with a hole shot plate, third best is on the side of the jack plate with no hole shot plate.

Side Imaging "sees" to the sides, so if the bottom of the jack plate is open, you will be recording echoes from inside of the opposite side of the jack plate. This is what that looks like:

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Re: Transducer mounted on jackplate [Re: Verkeith] #13444842 02/19/20 09:34 PM
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Yeah, this ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Best place for it IMO. I don't have a pic of mine handy, but I bought a cutting board and cut a piece to fit in the channels of the jackplate, secure it to the JP with SS screws, and then mounted the transducer to it. It comes out of the water when running, but I run a dual x-ducer setup on my H-bird so the second one gives me depth when on plane.

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Re: Transducer mounted on jackplate [Re: Verkeith] #13444884 02/19/20 10:14 PM
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I did not have any previous holes to use in my jackplate, and I could not drill a hole all the way though and not interfere with the lifting mechanism. I drilled a hole partly through the side of the jackplate and threaded the hole for the bolt I was using to mount the transducer bracket. ( I did not want to drill holes into the fiberglass to mount this transducer.) Images are crystal clear. Just make sure the signal has nothing blocking it from either side.

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Thanks guys, I've seen videos of the transducer being mounting to the jackplate, just wanted make sure I wasn't going to cause any other issues...definitely didn't want to drill any holes into the fiberglass of the transom...

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Help me understand, my boat does have a shoot-thru 2D transducer...can I still use it with my helix 7 G2 SI unit or should I just rely on the side imaging tranducer for 2D sonar?

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Originally Posted by Wayne P.
Very common application with a separate 2D transducer at the hull bottom or as a shoot-thru.

The best attachment is in the center of a hole shot plate, second best is on the side of the jack plate with a hole shot plate, third best is on the side of the jack plate with no hole shot plate.

Side Imaging "sees" to the sides, so if the bottom of the jack plate is open, you will be recorded echoes from inside of the opposite side of the jack plate. This is what that looks like:

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Thanks, glad I read this. Couldn't figure out why I was getting echo's on one side only.


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Re: Transducer mounted on jackplate [Re: Verkeith] #13447529 02/22/20 12:37 PM
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https://www.transducershieldandsaver.com/ for the mount, high quality.

this for transom mounting, my garmin is on one.

http://sternsaver.com/



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Re: Transducer mounted on jackplate [Re: hopalong] #13447820 02/22/20 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by hopalong
https://www.transducershieldandsaver.com/ for the mount, high quality.

this for transom mounting, my garmin is on one.

http://sternsaver.com/



Thanks, I just placed an order for my jackplate. I needed 3 pieces...the shield, the bracket and an extension.

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Originally Posted by Verkeith
Originally Posted by hopalong
https://www.transducershieldandsaver.com/ for the mount, high quality.

this for transom mounting, my garmin is on one.

http://sternsaver.com/



Thanks, I just placed an order for my jackplate. I needed 3 pieces...the shield, the bracket and an extension.


Must be a Skeeter installation


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Re: Transducer mounted on jackplate [Re: Wayne P.] #13447839 02/22/20 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Wayne P.
Originally Posted by Verkeith
Originally Posted by hopalong
https://www.transducershieldandsaver.com/ for the mount, high quality.

this for transom mounting, my garmin is on one.

http://sternsaver.com/



Thanks, I just placed an order for my jackplate. I needed 3 pieces...the shield, the bracket and an extension.


Must be a Skeeter installation

Yes sir, it is.....

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