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    Where to Mount Transducer - Tahoe Q4 Sport-gctid808483

    Hi all,

    I am based in Australia and recently had a Tahoe Q4 Sport imported. I am a first time boat owner and i have taken the boat to the installer to get a Garmin CHIRP Echomap 75SV installed. The unit comes with a transom mount, however the installer has stated because this is a sports boat it cant be mounted on the transom and would most likely fall off or become damaged. He has suggested i purchase a thru hull transducer instead however these are very costly especially considering i would need to get a pair due to the shape of the hull.

    I know this is a bayliner forum but struggling to validate this and understand what my options may be. The back of my boat is not flat, and is rounded/curved given it is a sports boat.

    Thanks.

    #2
    Think he's trying to sell you a ducer you don't really need. A through hull ducer would be preferable but as you've found out they are $pendy. Mount it on the transom, it's likely adjustable to compensate for the curve, and don't let anybody abuse it with water toys.
    Dave
    Edmonds, WA
    "THE FIX"
    '93 2556
    Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

    The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
    Misc. projects thread
    https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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      #3
      Hi. Thanks for the reply. I wouldnt be buying the transducer from him, id get it from my local store. He was uneasy about mounting on transom...

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        #4
        Essentially i was told the following:

        - The boat is a sports boat and transom is curved meaning the mount wont be stable. He stated that there is a good chance it will fall off or become damaged. Also being so close to the propeller of such a boat, there will be interference. Suggested i look into a through hull solution but these are just way out of budget.

        To be honest all i really need is a depth reading and GPS. Does such a unit exist? I don't fish, so i don't extremely detailed sonar, it's more a nice to have.

        Thanks.

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          #5
          I put one of these on my 1800. Stuck the ducer in the bilge with a sandbag to hold it in place, poured a bucket of water in the bilge to keep the ducer submerged. Worked flawlessly. Never did permanently mount it, used it like that for years
          Dave
          Edmonds, WA
          "THE FIX"
          '93 2556
          Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

          The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
          Misc. projects thread
          https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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