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Transducer causing rooster tail #13455193 02/29/20 02:34 AM
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My transducer is causing a rooster tail behind my boat when running on plane. Is that normal or is it to low.

It's for a hummingbird helix with si/di if that matters.

Re: Transducer causing rooster tail [Re: zachary00] #13455505 02/29/20 02:01 PM
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Yes it is normal if you have the transducer installed correctly to give you on-plane depth/2D sonar. 1/2 the thickness of the transducer below the hull bottom as shown in the instructions.
You can try it slightly higher or make a splash guard for it.

Which transducer is it for what model?

Last edited by Wayne P.; 02/29/20 02:03 PM.

Humminbird Helix 12 CHIRP SI, Helix 12 CHIRP MEGA SI+ GPS G3N, 1198c SI, Helix 7 CHIRP SI GPS G2,
Helix 7 CHIRP MEGA SI GPS G3, Helix 10 MEGA DI+ GPS G3N, SOLIX 12 SI, 360, MEGA 360, RC-1
Re: Transducer causing rooster tail [Re: zachary00] #13499143 04/02/20 08:48 PM
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They make transducer mounts with a curved bottom to help with that. I installed one for my totalscan and it really helped


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