How To Mount Trolling Motor Transducer?

Should I mount my transducer on my trolling motor?

It can be hard to mount the transducer on the motor. The trolling motor’s operation should not be interfered with by the transducer and cable. You have to route the cable to prevent it from being pulled, cut, or crushed.

Does it matter which way a transducer faces?

It doesn’t matter which way you look at your transducer, the read out will look the same to you. You want your transducer’s bottom to face straight down, within reason.

Where is the proper placement of transducer?

The place of the Transducer should be close to the center line. The transducer is in the water at all times if it’s located low. If it is a trailered vessel, consider placing the lifting strap into the location and trailer bunks and rollers.


 

How far away from motor should transducer be?

The starboard side of the engine’s lower unit is the ideal location for the boat’s mounting. The transducer should be mounted far enough to starboard to clear propeller turbulence.

Should transducer be flush with bottom of boat?

If you want the transducer to be flush with the hull of your boat, you’ll want it to be that way. It won’t hurt to try it, even if it’s too deep. You will want to adjust it if you can’t get a bottom reading to go wide open.

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What angle should my transducer be at?

The leading edge of the device should be at the bottom of the boat. The leading edge should be closer to the trailing edge.

How far should transducer be from Trim Tabs?

The transducer needs to be at least 15 inches away from props and trim tabs.


 

How far should a transducer be in the water?

The transducer needs to be close to the bottom of the boat. The edge closest to the transom is known as the leading edge. The transducer can’t maintain a signal because it’s tilted out of the water.

What happens if transducer is too low?

Air bubbles will travel over the bottom of the transducer if it is placed too low in the water.