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Old 05-15-2017, 11:22 AM
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Default Mounting Lowrance Structure Scan Transducer to Jackplate

Has anyone done this? If so have you been happy with the performance?
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Hey Chase, not sure your a fan of facebook but lowrance has a great page for info

This has been talked about for sure

Not taking anything away for WC of course!
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I agree that there is good info out there and that this has been talked about quite extensively all over the web, but almost all of the information that I find is for installations on Bass boats. I guess I am looking for some real world feedback on Deep-V walleye boats that are running a kicker motor that could cause interference of the side scan beam. I am quite comfortable with the installation if the performance is pretty good. But if a lot of people are experiencing issues and say don't do, then I may listen to them and drill holes in the fiberglass.
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I agree that there is good info out there and that this has been talked about quite extensively all over the web, but almost all of the information that I find is for installations on Bass boats. I guess I am looking for some real world feedback on Deep-V walleye boats that are running a kicker motor that could cause interference of the side scan beam. I am quite comfortable with the installation if the performance is pretty good. But if a lot of people are experiencing issues and say don't do, then I may listen to them and drill holes in the fiberglass.
Mount a transducer board on the back. Some even glue on(no holes). Most use two screws and adhesive. Bottom line if it needs adjusting after first install all the rest of the holes are in the mounting board. Bob
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Bob, I appreciate the response, but that still didn't answer my questions about the structure scan performance when mounting on a jack plate. I am aware of all of the alternative mounting options and have installed using the board mounted on the transom. I have also mounted this transducer flush on a ranger that I have previously owned. The mounting option that no one ever talks about is mounting to a jack plate. Why do people keep avoiding this? Is it because that other methods are easier? More confidence in performance? This is just what dealers are more comfortable with?
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As you know, each installation is different. Many factors involved. Transom angle, your particular motor, the placement and length of your kicker, trim tabs,livewell screens and anything else at the stern of your boat. If nobody has that particular setup, If it were me I would contact someone like transducer saver and ask as they have the mount you are talking about. I have found them knowledgeable and helpful. Bob
http://www.transducershieldandsaver.com/

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Wensel, thanks for the pic. Is that mounted on your boat? If so do you get any interference when you are trolling with the kicker?
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