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Garmin Transducer thru hull mount

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#1 Coppereagl



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 12:02 PM

I picked up a Garmin 54DV for my FX propel, went to install using the kayaks transducer cowl underneath, only to find out the garmin transducer is huge, like a smooth shiny brick. It will not fit in the transducer spot without dragging under the boat, risking grinding on the ground.

Has anyone in hull mounted a larger transducer? Or should I stick with trying a swing arm style like the RAM arm

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 09:27 PM

Here's how I set up my HB SideImage transducer. I actually have it a little deeper than the photos show. I raise it when I come in and lower it when I launch. When I'm not on the water I remove it and store it in the front hatch.

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 07:00 AM

Thanks, I saw your post earlier I may go that route, I really like how you went off the nose of the boat versus the side. I'm just curious if anyone has tried through hull mounting if it makes a big difference, mostly I'm trying to avoid the hassle of taking the unit in or out of the water when I get shallow. My unit does not have side imaging so that's not a concern.
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#4 Mikem



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Posted 31 March 2017 - 08:46 PM

 Shooting through the hull works fine. I have done it on several kayaks over the years using silicone to attach transducer. Water temp is a feature that will no longer work.

 I currently use Ram mount over side, mounted to trac. The Ram arm is cut to length and does not hang below bottom of yak so it does not touch bottom. I do have it where I can reach it while seated. This allows for quick lifting inboard yak to clear any vegetation or obstacles. Easy to remove and attach to which ever yak I decide to use.

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 08:51 PM

I used a Garmin 70dv for a while, transducer mounted inside the hull in Duct Seal. Worked great, but like mentioned above the temp reading was off a degree or two.

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